UF News and events of possible media interest (June 29)

Published: June 29 2015


UF News for week of June 29 listed

Monday, June 29

MUSCADINE -- Muscadine grape seed oil supplies a form of vitamin E, giving scientists another clue to reducing obesity, a new University of Florida study shows. The oil may help mitigate the formation of new fat cells because it produces tocotrienol, an unsaturated form of vitamin E.

CIGUATERA -- Public health records may significantly underestimate the number of people in Florida who are sickened by a rare dangerous food-borne toxin carried by popular sport fish, including barracuda, grouper, and amberjack, according to a new study published online today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

CANCER PRECISION -- A group that includes two UF Health researchers has invented a device that allows specific combinations and doses of chemotherapy drugs to be tested using smaller quantities of a patient's own cells. The device makes the process faster and less expensive -- and is also a step toward personalized medicine.

Tuesday, June 30


Wednesday, July 1

SMART MOUTH GUARD -- The next big thing in wearable technology may show up right inside your mouth. Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a smart mouth guard equipped with sensors that allow it to detect if you’re grinding your teeth, tell your dentist and even help you stop doing it. What’s more, the next version of the guard, currently under development, may be able to tell when an athlete is becoming dehydrated or overheated and even whether he or she may have gotten a concussion.

Thursday, July 2


Friday, July 3

Holiday – Office Closed


UF events of possible media interest listed

Fanfares & Fireworks at Flavet Field Friday

UF is celebrating July 4 on the third. Fanfares & Fireworks, Gainesville’s traditional Independence Day event returns Friday, July 3, at 7 p.m. at the University of Florida Bandshell at Flavet Field.

In addition to a spectacular fireworks display – scheduled to begin at 9:40 p.m. – the free event will also feature live music. More information is available at http://www.wuft.org/fireworks.


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Events Editor: Paul Bernard, paulb@ufl.edu