UF Health, Stanford get $7.6 million grant to expand diabetes program

By Bill Levesque • Sep 19, 2019 • Lead Story

Leon Bain knows diabetes too well. He has Type 1, which means his pancreas produces little or no insulin. His brother died from the frightful complications of uncontrolled Type 1. His mother had Type 2 diabetes. So, when Bain...

Suicide rates among adolescent females higher than previously reported, UF study finds

By Jill Pease • Sep 11, 2019 • Lead Story

The gender gap in youth suicide is smaller than previous estimates, according to a new University of Florida study that found suicide mortality rates among females ages 10 to 19 have been underestimated, while rates among males...

UF researchers help discover novel compounds that curb melioidosis, a lethal tropical disease

By T. DeLene Beeland • Aug 20, 2019 • Lead Story

For more information, please contact: Rossana Passaniti, passar@shands.ufl.edu or 352-273-8569. University of Florida researchers have contributed to the discovery of two molecules shown to be effective at curbing Gram-negative...

University of Florida researchers developing ‘pancreatic islet on a chip’ to study Type 1 diabetes

By Doug Bennett • Aug 19, 2019 • Lead Story

A group of University of Florida researchers will use a new $5 million grant to develop a “pancreatic islet on a chip” — a platform that will allow them to more efficiently and effectively study Type 1 diabetes and potential...

Researcher handles test vials for study.

UF scientists eye novel drug candidate with marine origins to treat vision loss

By Matthew Splett • Aug 8, 2019 • Lead Story

Researchers from the University of Florida and Singapore are focused on a novel drug candidate with marine origins as a new method to prevent or treat vision loss. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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

The POST Magazine

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

Understanding how noise helps us sleep

Aug 30, 2019

Making noise to help you sleep sounds counterintuitive. After all, wouldn’t noise keep you awake? But some sleepers find a certain kind of noise helps them sleep better and longer. This is called white noise. Scientists describe white noise as a sound that continues repetitively at a medium...

Animal Airwaves

Neonatal and Pediatric Emergency Care of Dogs and Cats

Sep 20, 2019

Newborn or very young kittens and puppies can be challenging to treat when facing a medical emergency. Everything from body chemistry to anatomy in tiny pets differs from their older counterparts, so special care is needed in how they are handled every step of the way, from diagnostics to treatment...