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Immune-disorder treatment in mice holds potential for multiple sclerosis patients

By Doug Bennett • Nov 24, 2015

A University of Florida Health researcher has found a simple, rapid way to treat an immune-related disorder in mice, an approach that could eventually help multiple sclerosis patients after further research. The process attaches...

Researchers identify genes connecting endocrine disruption to genital malformations

By Doug Bennett • Nov 23, 2015

University of Florida Health researchers have identified genes that are disrupted by abnormal hormone signaling at crucial points during development, a finding that may lead to a better understanding of how the most common male...

UF study: Electrical stimulation therapy can relieve low back pain in older adults

By Jill Pease • Nov 12, 2015

While previous research has suggested that older adults may have a diminished capacity for experiencing pain relief, University of Florida researchers have found that with the correct dosage, electrical stimulation treatment can...

‘Personalized medicine’ drives better outcomes for certain heart patients

By Doug Bennett • Nov 9, 2015

In the weeks and months after a patient gets a heart stent, blood clots can pose a major threat to recovery. Now, University of Florida Health researchers have found that a quick genetic test can tell doctors early on whether a...

Internationally renowned neurologist to lead UF department of neurology

By Morgan Sherburne • Nov 4, 2015

University of Florida College of Medicine leaders have appointed Michael S. Okun, M.D., chair of the department of neurology.   Okun, a professor in the departments of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry, co-directs...


50 years of Gatorade

October 2015

This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of UF’s most important research discoveries — Gatorade. Gatorade not only launched a sports beverage industry, it also created a culture of innovation that persists at UF Health today.

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Health In A Heartbeat

For American kids, apples are the favorite fruit

Dec 1, 2015

If the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is indeed true, then most American parents should have little trouble keeping their kids clear of the pediatrician’s office. A new study of fruit consumption among American kids found that children eat apples more than any other fruit. Be it a...

Animal Airwaves

Cranking up some wildness for an indoor life

Nov 1, 2015

Odds are your pampered house cat will live considerably longer than his free-roaming kin. But the trade-off is missing the natural perks of the outdoors. So it’s up to you to help fill in the gaps. Cats wouldn’t be cats without the chance to explore their territory. That includes opportunities to...

On The Same Page

Comprehensive Stroke Care: Saving Lives, Enhancing Outcomes

Nov 10, 2015

At 3:15 in the morning, almost one year ago to the day, Catherine Flanigan woke up and asked her husband for assistance in going to the bathroom. Her speech was slurred, but her husband thought it was because she had just awakened. It had been a rough few days, as she had just had a cholecystectomy... Read More