UF researchers develop genetic score to improve pediatric cancer treatments

By Matthew Splett • Jan 13, 2022 • Lead Story

University of Florida researchers have developed a new genomics-based score to deliver more personalized and effective chemotherapy treatments to pediatric leukemia patients. The predictive score brings a precision medicine...

UF Health pediatric expert answers questions about COVID-19 booster shots for kids ages 12-15

By Doug Bennett • Jan 13, 2022 • Lead Story

As cases of the omicron variant continue to surge, two federal agencies have approved booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-old children.  Sonja A. Rasmussen, M.D., a professor in the...

UF Health study suggests association between COVID-19 and erectile dysfunction

By Bill Levesque • Dec 21, 2021 • Lead Story

If the threat of death or severe disability isn’t enough to convince someone to get a COVID-19 vaccination, men can add this possible consequence of coronavirus infection — erectile dysfunction. A new University of Florida Health...

Meditation brings robust immune system activation, UF Health researchers find

By Doug Bennett • Dec 14, 2021 • Lead Story

Eight days of intense meditation causes robust activation of the immune system, University of Florida researchers and their colleagues have found. The findings are believed to be the first comprehensive genomic study of how...

Discovery of dual-degrading compound could pave way for more effective cancer drugs

By Matthew Splett • Dec 8, 2021 • Lead Story

University of Florida researchers have developed a new compound that simultaneously attacks two key proteins critical for a cancer cell’s survival, a discovery that could aid in the development of more effective leukemia, lung...

Hope & Healing Blog

by UF Health • Sep 23, 2021
Authors: Dorothy Hagmajer & Talal Elmasry After night shifts in the ICU, Sean Devine is tired. This is not atypical. In fact, Sean and his family...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

Dysentery bacteria meet their match in phages

Jan 21, 2022

Despite the modern age, diseases like dysentery (dih-suhn-teh-ree) continue to wreak havoc even outside of games like Oregon Trail. The Shigella [shuh-geh-luh] bacteria behind dystenery is among an infamous group of superbugs whose antibiotic resistance is on the rise. After looking for alternative...

Animal Airwaves

Feline hyperesthesia: When cats feel too much

Jan 21, 2022

Cats have no problem letting us know what they like and what they don’t. But if a cat reacts way out of proportion when being petted on the back, it could be due to a peculiar clinical syndrome. Feline hyperesthesia describes a cat’s intense sensitivity to touch along the back, usually just in...