First Ebola vaccine moves closer to licensing, with help of UF researchers

By Jill Pease • Oct 17, 2019 • Lead Story

The European Medicines Agency, or EMA, has announced its conditional marketing authorization of a vaccine used to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. University of Florida researchers played an integral role in the design and...

UF, University of Arizona explore using near-infrared light to improve brain function of older adults

By Jill Pease • Oct 15, 2019 • Lead Story

A team of scientists at the University of Florida and the University of Arizona will investigate whether exposing older adults at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease to near-infrared light may improve their cognition, mood and...

Traci Spray d’Auguste named UF Health Shands chief operating officer

By Rossana Passaniti • Oct 10, 2019 • Lead Story

Traci Spray d’Auguste has been appointed chief operating officer for UF Health Shands, with responsibility for the operations of the Gainesville hospitals and hospital-based programs. D’Auguste will provide operational...

Gut microbiome may be linked to high blood pressure and depression, UF Health researchers find

By Doug Bennett • Sep 30, 2019 • Lead Story

In the fight against high blood pressure and depression, there’s a new target being investigated by University of Florida Health researchers: gut bacteria. People with both conditions appear to have a distinct microbial profile...

Therapeutic protein delivery prevents diabetic complications in preclinical models

By Doug Bennett • Sep 23, 2019 • Lead Story

A bacterium commonly found in fermented foods can be used to deliver therapeutic protein and prevent a common, sight-stealing diabetic complication in mice, University of Florida Health researchers have found. If clinical studies...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Peyton Thomas • Oct 22, 2019
In September 2018, David Walther traveled from The Florida Panhandle to Arizona for another shot at adventure. The 62-year-old high school economics...READ MORE

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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

Old news for Popeye fans: Spinach extract increases muscle mass

Oct 23, 2019

Popeye knew a thing or two about the invigorating properties of spinach. It boosted his performance as he battled bad guys. As the Sailor Man of yesteryear sang in his cartoons, “I’m strong to the finish ‘cause I eats me spinach.” Popeye might have been onto something. Scientists now say a spinach...

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Shielding horses against mosquito-borne diseases

Oct 21, 2019

Since mosquito season often runs through October in the Midwest and nearly year-round down South, you might wonder when it’s best to vaccinate your horse against mosquito-borne diseases. These are serious, sometimes fatal diseases like West Nile Virus, or WNV, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis [ĕn-...