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...

UF and FSU receive $29 million to speed discoveries leading to better health

By Meghan Meyer • Jul 30, 2019 • Lead Story

For more information, please contact: Meghan Meyer at the University of Florida, meghanmeyer@ufl.edu or 352-273-8872, or Doug Carlson at Florida State University, doug.carlson@med.fsu.edu or 850-645-1255 The University of Florida...

UF Health Shands Hospital ranks among nation’s best in seven medical specialties

By Doug Bennett • Jul 30, 2019 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital ranks among the nation’s elite in seven adult medical specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 “Best Hospitals” report . No other Florida hospital has more than seven...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Alisha Katz • Aug 1, 2019
In the face of adversity, Lisa Alexander got back on the horse — literally. Lisa has made horses an integral part of her life since her 30s. Once a...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

Are selfies really worth dying for?

Aug 21, 2019

Do you have a bucket list selfie? One amazing shot to get during your lifetime? Make sure you keep safety first, or that photo could make you kick the bucket sooner than you ever expected. A team of researchers from India identified 259 selfie deaths from 2011 to 2017, as reported in English-...

Animal Airwaves

Scanning the field of microchips

Aug 20, 2019

Microchips have been around for a while, but they’re still the best way to reunite lost pets with their families. A microchip is a bit larger than a grain of rice. Placement is simple — it simply involves injecting the chip under a pet’s skin. That’s the first part of the process. Pet parents must...