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Researchers: Thin, silver nanowires may hold key to flexible and safe touchscreens

By Sarah Carey • Jul 9, 2019 • Lead Story

An unexpected ability of cells to bend metal determines the safety of silver nanowires — highly conductive nanomaterials a thousand times thinner than a human hair that are being used in next-generation touchscreens for...

UF Health researchers identify nine noncancer drugs with the potential to improve cancer survival

By Diana Tonnessen • Jul 2, 2019 • Featured Articles, Lead Story

UF Health researchers sifting through millions of electronic health records found evidence that nine drugs already being used to treat other health conditions may also have the potential to improve cancer survival. The...

World-renowned neurogeneticist to join UF Health

By Todd Taylor • Jun 25, 2019 • Lead Story

On Sept. 1, renowned neurogeneticist Matthew Farrer, Ph.D., internationally recognized for his work on the genetics of Parkinson’s disease, will join UF Health, the University of Florida’s academic health center. Farrer will be...

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital nationally ranked in five specialties, makes big gains in three

By Doug Bennett • Jun 18, 2019 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been nationally ranked in five medical specialties, making significant gains in three areas — pediatric cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, and diabetes/endocrinology...

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

By Doug Bennett an... • Jun 13, 2019 • Video, Lead Story

Attention: to see a news video about Londyn Wright’s treatment. Visit for a video about how gene therapy works. Karen Wright worked her way through the small gathering outside...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Talal Elmasry • Jul 1, 2019
Brooklynn Nelson, 17, overcame a lifelong bout with epilepsy, thanks in part to Dr. Giridhar Kalamangalam, MD, her neurologist at UF Health.READ MORE

The POST Magazine

Super Tory

April 2019

This 8-pound robotic baby cries, grunts and blinks, all while helping to educate medical students

Health In A Heartbeat

Food can now taste salty but with less sodium

Jul 17, 2019

Pass the salt, but hold the sodium. That may soon be an actual mealtime request, now that scientists have found a way to make food taste salty but with less of the sodium chloride that can be unhealthy. Washington State University researchers studied blends that include other salts like potassium...

Animal Airwaves

The menace of plastic to marine life

Jul 16, 2019

Marine animals are in a fight for their lives — and the deadliest foe may be plastic. In a recent study of more than 17 hundred seabirds that died, over 25 percent of the mortalities were associated with eating plastic, especially balloons. Plastics are equally deadly in large marine animals. This...