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

Research shows, in romantic relationships people indeed have a “type”

Aug 20, 2019

Perhaps your best friend was right all along. Maybe you do have a “type” when it comes to finding a mate. A study at the University of Toronto has found people often look for love among those who are similar to them. But that’s not always a good thing. The researchers compared the personalities of...

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...