Monique Griffen is no stranger to the doctor’s office. She suffers from late-onset Pompe disease. Thanks to clinical trials at the University of Florida for the new drug Lumizyme, her condition is improving.
As BP officials scramble to contain the oil spill and save the Gulf coast from further contamination, University of Florida researchers are working on a save of their own. Researchers are collecting blue-green algae from sensitive coral reefs just offshore in the Florida Keys because of recent findings that the algae may help cure diseases.
Nearly twenty-four million people in the United States suffer from type one or type two diabetes, the most common form of the disease, but some suffer from a genetic form of the disease called “Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young,” or “MODY.” Now University of Florida researchers have identified a key gene, which may lead to better screening for people who suffer from MODY.
Time travel’s not an option for communities trying to pinpoint the birthdates of their historical buildings, but University of Florida researchers are using tree-ring dating to look into the distant past.
After months of grim news about the economy sinking, it turns out something’s actually going up, the State of Florida itself. A new University of Florida study finds new evidence that suggests the state is in fact rising by about one-twentieth a millimeter per year.