Suicide rates among adolescent females higher than previously reported, UF study finds

By Jill Pease • Sep 11, 2019 • Lead Story

The gender gap in youth suicide is smaller than previous estimates, according to a new University of Florida study that found suicide mortality rates among females ages 10 to 19 have been underestimated, while rates among males...

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...

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

Understanding how noise helps us sleep

Aug 30, 2019

Making noise to help you sleep sounds counterintuitive. After all, wouldn’t noise keep you awake? But some sleepers find a certain kind of noise helps them sleep better and longer. This is called white noise. Scientists describe white noise as a sound that continues repetitively at a medium...

Animal Airwaves

Subspecialties of Diagnostic Imaging

Sep 13, 2019

Diagnostic imaging is a routine part of veterinary medicine, through which valuable information is gains that contributes directly to the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases and injuries that can affect all types of animals. Dr. Robson Giglio, a clinical assistant professor of...