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Altered bacteria may reduce inflammation and alleviate inflammatory bowel diseases

By Morgan Sherburne • Apr 23, 2015

An imbalance of bacteria in the gut can cause inflammation, a driver of conditions such as colitis, Crohn’s disease and colon cancer. Now University of Florida Health scientists, in collaboration with researchers from North...

Veterinary hospital chief of staff named associate dean for clinical services

By Sarah Carey • Apr 21, 2015

Dana N. Zimmel, D.V.M., an equine medicine specialist and the University of Florida Veterinary Hospitals’ chief of staff, has been named associate dean for clinical services and chief medical officer at the UF College of...

Researchers uncover genetic and hormonal origins behind the evolution of sex organs

By Megan Kimmel • Apr 14, 2015

The ability of hormones to regulate the genes responsible for external sex organ growth and development evolved nearly 400 million years ago in our aquatic ancestors, University of Florida scientists have found. Researchers...

New ophthalmology chair seeks to advance research, clinical care and training programs

By Marilee Griffin • Apr 14, 2015

Sonal S. Tuli, M.D., M.Ed., has been appointed chairman of the department of ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. “I am very enthusiastic about the next chapter in UF ophthalmology under Dr. Tuli’s...

“Big data” database aims to speed up Alzheimer’s research with input from UF Health scientist

By Morgan Sherburne • Apr 13, 2015

Call it open-source science: To tackle a disease as complex as Alzheimer’s, UF Health researchers have become part of a group that will allow scientists worldwide to access vast amounts of information about the disease. The goal...


Health risks in hiding

April 2015

At UF Health, researchers are uncovering how factors seemingly unrelated to health and wellness actually play a big role in people’s health and lives. Building an understanding of these social determinants of health could help scientists improve health across populations

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Health In A Heartbeat

When you lose fat, where does it go?

Mar 31, 2015

Picture this: Breathe in and fill those lungs — and breathe out fat. The image may be an exaggeration, but it’s not much of one. According to the law of the conservation of mass, matter is neither created nor destroyed. So the widely held belief that fat is burned off as extra energy or heat, or is...

Animal Airwaves

LIVE: Treatment of Fractures in Dogs and Cats

Mar 13, 2015

If your dog or cat has broken a bone, it’s possible that surgery will be recommended. Many fractures in our pets are caused by major traumas, such as being hit by a car. Other fractures can be the result of low-impact injury.  Regardless of the cause, however, the decision of whether surgery is...

On The Same Page

UF Health North

Apr 16, 2015

UF Health North is the North Jacksonville campus of UF Health. It’s brand new, strikingly beautiful, and already very busy addressing the health care needs of North Jacksonville residents. “The customer service was something I had never experienced before in a medical setting. From the moment I... Read More