Umbilical cord lining cells in culture

UF Center for Regenerative Medicine recruiting for trial on potential therapy for autoimmune disorders

By Bill Levesque • Aug 2, 2022 • Lead Story

The University of Florida Center for Regenerative Medicine today announced the launch of a clinical trial to test safe dosages of umbilical cord-derived stem cells in the treatment of two debilitating autoimmune disorders. The...

UF biological scientist Helmut Hiller works in the lab for the highly successful Network for Pancreatic Organ donors with Diabetes, or nPOD. A new UF-based biobank of heart and kidney tissue to study diabetes will follow the nPOD model. (Photo by Jesse S. Jones.)

UF Diabetes Institute to establish novel biobank to study cardiovascular and kidney disease in diabetes

By Bill Levesque • Aug 1, 2022 • Lead Story

A major step toward transforming the understanding of cardiovascular and kidney disease in the millions of Americans with diabetes occurred Thursday when the National Institutes of Health designated the University of Florida...

UF Health Shands hospitals nationally ranked in 10 adult, pediatric medical specialties

By Doug Bennett • Jul 26, 2022 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital once again has the most nationally recognized adult and pediatric specialties among Florida hospitals ranked by U.S. News & World Report. The 2022-23 Best Hospitals report released...

The 1.5-Tesla MRI-guided linear accelerator,

UF Health unveils imaging machine, one of 42 in world, to tackle difficult cancers

By Leah Buletti • Jul 21, 2022 • Lead Story

UF Health is now the first site in the southeastern United States to house a groundbreaking device that will provide personalized cancer treatment by combining extremely detailed magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, with precision...

Cell slide samples. The presence of the pJAK2 peptide (top middle) is shown to block replication of a human coronavirus. The next panel (top right) shows how an inactive control peptide does not affect the spread of the virus.

UF researchers discover new way to inhibit virus that causes COVID-19

By Doug Bennett • Jul 13, 2022 • Lead Story

When the virus that causes COVID-19 enters the body, it hijacks cellular proteins and suppresses the human inflammatory response, allowing the virus to spread. University of Florida researchers have discovered a novel way in the...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Talal Elmasry • Jun 30, 2022
For Janet, 78, the uncontrollable shaking was causing her frustration to boil over. The only silver lining was that her identical twin sister, Janis...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

Many people think their diet is healthier than it actually is

Aug 5, 2022

Think you’re eating healthy? Guess again. Chances are you’re not doing as well at mealtime as you think. That’s what a federal study suggests. Researchers have previously established that self-reported health is generally a good predictor of well-being and mortality later in life. U.S. Department...

Animal Airwaves

Summertime ramps up the risk of ear problems

Aug 8, 2022

Summertime is full of fun for lots of our pets, but risks abound too. For example, animals that swim or have sensitivities to airborne allergens are at risk of developing ear problems. But dogs — and even cats — can suffer from ear issues all year round from other causes too, including food...