First Ebola vaccine moves closer to licensing, with help of UF researchers

By Jill Pease • Oct 17, 2019 • Lead Story

The European Medicines Agency, or EMA, has announced its conditional marketing authorization of a vaccine used to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. University of Florida researchers played an integral role in the design and...

UF, University of Arizona explore using near-infrared light to improve brain function of older adults

By Jill Pease • Oct 15, 2019 • Lead Story

A team of scientists at the University of Florida and the University of Arizona will investigate whether exposing older adults at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease to near-infrared light may improve their cognition, mood and...

Traci Spray d’Auguste named UF Health Shands chief operating officer

By Rossana Passaniti • Oct 10, 2019 • Lead Story

Traci Spray d’Auguste has been appointed chief operating officer for UF Health Shands, with responsibility for the operations of the Gainesville hospitals and hospital-based programs. D’Auguste will provide operational...

Gut microbiome may be linked to high blood pressure and depression, UF Health researchers find

By Doug Bennett • Sep 30, 2019 • Lead Story

In the fight against high blood pressure and depression, there’s a new target being investigated by University of Florida Health researchers: gut bacteria. People with both conditions appear to have a distinct microbial profile...

Therapeutic protein delivery prevents diabetic complications in preclinical models

By Doug Bennett • Sep 23, 2019 • Lead Story

A bacterium commonly found in fermented foods can be used to deliver therapeutic protein and prevent a common, sight-stealing diabetic complication in mice, University of Florida Health researchers have found. If clinical studies...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Devin Nori • Sep 20, 2019
Today is Talk like a Pirate Day, which is a great opportunity to shed some light on scurvy - a disease that is often associated with those who sail...READ MORE

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Infusion of Hope

July/August 2019

UF Health patient first to receive new gene therapy for neurouscular disease since FDA approval.

Health In A Heartbeat

Will human organs one day be printed in space?

Oct 18, 2019

According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, about 113,000 people in America are waiting for donated organs to save their lives. While organ donation is on the rise, these waiting patients desperately need other options. NASA is trying to help. Astronauts at the International Space Station...

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Veterinary Nurses: A Key Part of Your Pet’s Health Care Team

Oct 18, 2019

Veterinary technicians, also known as veterinary nurses, are a key part of your pet’s health care team. When you take your pet to the veterinarian, you probably will have face-to-face contact with at least one technician, but there are many more professional nurses at work behind the scenes....