Smartphone-based saliva test that can detect COVID-19 earns UF professor honors in national contest

By Sarah Carey • Sep 17, 2020 • Lead Story

A University of Florida professor and his industry collaborators have won second place in a technology competition sponsored by the National Institutes of Health for a smartphone-based, rapid saliva test they developed that can...

UF College of Dentistry receives $1.2 million grant to provide dental care to underserved children

By Kelly Sobers • Sep 14, 2020 • Featured Articles, Lead Story

The Naples Children & Education Foundation, or NCEF, has provided the University of Florida College of Dentistry with a $1.2 million grant to continue the collaborative mission of improving the oral health of underserved...

UF Health, OneFlorida consortium to evaluate blood thinners as COVID-19 treatment

By Diana Tonnessen • Sep 10, 2020 • Lead Story

The National Institutes of Health has launched two of three adaptive clinical trials evaluating the safety and effectiveness of varying types of blood thinners to treat adults diagnosed with COVID-19. Part of the Accelerating...

Infectious diseases professor named lead research administrator at UF veterinary college

By Sarah Carey • Sep 10, 2020 • Featured Articles, Lead Story

David Pascual, Ph.D., a professor of infectious diseases at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named associate dean for research and graduate studies at the college after filling the post on an...

UF Health accepts major donation of personal protective equipment from Cox Business

By Ken Garcia • Aug 28, 2020 • Lead Story

UF Health Shands Hospital accepted a major donation this week of nearly 100,000 face masks from Cox Business Florida & Georgia. This donation provides essential equipment for the health system’s front-line workers who...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Kyndal Rock • Sep 2, 2020
How 9-year-old Kendall Lewis navigates life with VACTERL association. If you ask 9-year-old Kendall “Miss K” Lewis how many surgeries she’s had in...READ MORE

The POST Magazine

Eternally Intertwined

August 2020

Husband, widow donate organs to same man 16 years apart.

Health In A Heartbeat

The health benefits of the pickled caper

Sep 21, 2020

As scientists tap the plant world to find new, unexpected therapies for life-threatening maladies, perhaps it’s only natural they would turn to the distinguished pickled caper. After all, capers have been used in folk medicine for hundreds, if not thousands of years. These immature flower buds of...

Animal Airwaves

Paying attention to plague

Sep 21, 2020

Bubonic plague isn’t the scourge it was centuries ago, but it’s still around. Yersinia pestis [yer-SĬN-ē-ah PESS-tiss], the bacteria responsible, is carried in fleas that live mostly on rodents. Animals and people can get infected from flea bites, a bite or scratch from an infected rodent or — in...