UF study finds FDA strategy cuts fetal exposure to harmful immunosuppressive drug, but risks remain

By Matthew Splett • Nov 6, 2019 • Lead Story

Online version with high-res image available here: https://pharmacy.ufl.edu/2019/11/05/uf-study-finds-fda-strategy-cuts-fetal-exposure-to-harmful-immunosuppressive-drug-but-risks-remain/ University of Florida researchers...

UF Health researchers launch trial involving gut bacteria’s role in Type 1 diabetes

By Bill Levesque • Nov 4, 2019 • Lead Story

Graciela Lorca, Ph.D., was part of a University of Florida Health research team that discovered about a decade ago that something was amiss in the guts of diabetic rats. Their intestinal tracts, which like humans are teaming with...

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University of Florida Health patient is first in the state to get new pain relief implant

By Doug Bennett • Oct 28, 2019 • Lead Story

For decades, chronic back pain dominated Felix Favicchio’s life. On most nights, sleep came fitfully. Simply lying in bed brought searing torment. His days weren’t much better. “On a good day, I would try to get up and do...

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Teen in need of a new heart comes to UF Health, his last resort for survival

By Bill Levesque • Oct 23, 2019 • Video, Lead Story

Few patients were as sick as teenager Andy Herrera when he arrived at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital in early 2018 for a heart transplant. He was on a type of heart-bypass that took over the functions of his heart for more...

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...

Hope & Healing Blog

by • Nov 12, 2019
By K.E. Hitchcock, MD PhD for the UF Hope and Healing Blog Survival rates in cancer worldwide have been improving for the last 40 years, but some...READ MORE

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Moving Mountains

October 2019

All Andy needed was a chance, and a miracle

Health In A Heartbeat

Intense light exposure bolsters heart health

Nov 12, 2019

Something we often take for granted, something as basic as light, may help protect our hearts. Researchers from the University of Colorado say a week of exposure to intense light therapy led to better healing among mice who suffered cardiac tissue damage. A main cause of such damage is the lack of...

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Fine-tuning dog collars

Nov 11, 2019

 Your dog’s collar — it’s just a place to hang tags and a way to grab your pooch on the fly, right? Well, there’s a lot more to consider with collars. The fit needs to be just right. That means you should only be able to fit your thumb between the collar and your dog’s neck. If the collar’s too...