An electron microscope image of immature HIV budding from an immune cell. This image was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Wertheim UF Scripps Institute scientists find potential cellular target for HIV therapies

By Bill Levesque • Jan 19, 2023 • Lead Story

JUPITER, Fla. —  Researchers at The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology​ have discovered a protein that appears to play a key role in helping HIV replicate in human...

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Health care ransomware attacks more than double in five years, study finds

By Jill Pease • Jan 17, 2023 • Lead Story

Ransomware attacks on health care organizations more than doubled from 2016 to 2021, compromising tens of millions of patients’ personal information and potentially jeopardizing their care. In what is believed to be the first...

UF scientists discover way to alter fentanyl, making the potent pain reliever safer

By Matthew Splett • Jan 13, 2023 • Lead Story

Scientists have discovered a way to alter the chemical properties of fentanyl, offering a safer alternative to the powerful pain reliever. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid similar to morphine but up to 100 times more potent....

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Bald eagle released back into the wild after treatment at UF and Audubon Center for Birds of Prey

By Sarah Carey • Jan 10, 2023 • Lead Story

A bald eagle rescued in Lake City after a mid-air encounter with another bird left it unable to fly was released back into the wild today (Jan. 10) after successful treatment at the University of Florida College of Veterinary...

UF Health names new chair for orthopaedic surgery

By Gary Mans • Jan 10, 2023 • Lead Story

C. Parker Gibbs Jr., M.D., is the new chair of the department of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine for the University of Florida College of Medicine. In making the announcement, Colleen Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., dean...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Talal Elmasry • Jun 30, 2022
For Janet, 78, the uncontrollable shaking was causing her frustration to boil over. The only silver lining was that her identical twin sister, Janis...READ MORE

The POST Magazine

The POST-Spring

Spring 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic exploded across the globe, everything changed. One year later, we’re all adjusting to the new normal. Workers from across UF Health share the lessons they’ve learned during this trying time. See their stories and other important news from UF Health in this edition of The POST.

Health In A Heartbeat

Spanking children affects brain activity in kids

Jan 27, 2023

To spank or not to spank. For many parents, that is the question. From decades of research, a conventional wisdom eventually emerged: Spanking children is linked to negative effects on behavior, including an increased risk of anxiety and depression. Now, a study by Florida State University...

Animal Airwaves

How A Dog Sees: Facts and Myths about Canine Vision

Jan 27, 2023

Have you always assumed that because dogs can hear better than humans, they probably don’t need to see very well? Have you even wondered what colors they can see, or if they can see only in black and white? Do dogs really watch the TV? Do some dogs need glasses to correct near-sightedness or...