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Muscular Dystrophy Drug

Published: Jun 22nd, 2010

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.

Reef Algae

Published: Jun 17th, 2010

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.

Genetic Diabetes

Published: Jun 8th, 2010

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.

Historic Dating

Published: Jun 2nd, 2010

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.

Florida Rising

Published: Jun 1st, 2010

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.

Shark Safety

Published: May 26th, 2010

Memorial Day weekend brings hundreds of thousands of swimmers and surfers to the beach and all those people in the water boost the odds of a shark attack. University of Florida shark experts say the best way to prevent becoming a victim is avoiding sites where sharks are commonly found.

Malaria Climate

Published: May 19th, 2010

Many expected climate change to increase the spread of malaria, but a new study by University of Florida researchers working with a multinational team of experts shows human efforts to fight the disease may overcome warm weather’s impact.

Oil Tourism

Published: May 6th, 2010

The summer season usually brings waves of tourists to Florida’s beaches, but University of Florida experts say the Gulf of Mexico oil spill could seriously hurt Florida’s tourist-driven economy, still recovering from the recession.

Age Effects

Published: Apr 7th, 2010

It turns out a little positive reinforcement won’t just help kids do better in school, it can help older adults do better at performing everyday tasks. University of Florida researchers have found that in older people, positive feedback tends to lead to improved performance on goal and memory tasks.

Antenna Pill

Published: Mar 31st, 2010

Remembering whether or not you took your medication could soon be a thing of the past; your medicine itself will let you know. University of Florida researchers have developed an electronic pill that works a lot like a bar code that’s scanned at a grocery story.