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To tailor cancer treatment: Study uses computer simulation to model patient cancer DNA

By Morgan Sherburne • Aug 27, 2015

Recently, President Barack Obama unveiled the Precision Medicine Initiative, a program that fosters a research approach focusing on treating patients based on their genetic makeup. At University of Florida Health, researchers...

UF researchers find memory problems in some people with Parkinson’s disease

By Jill Pease • Aug 26, 2015

Using a combination of neuropsychological testing and brain imaging, University of Florida researchers have discovered that in a group of recently-diagnosed patients with Parkinson’s disease, about one quarter have significant...

Hormone released during exercise can boost heart function, researchers find

By Doug Bennett • Aug 25, 2015

Here’s another reason to work out: A hormone released during exercise helps the heart function better. That’s what a group that includes UF Health researchers found after studying how cells and mouse models were affected by...

Study finds no significant cognitive benefit from moderate exercise in frail, older adults

By Morgan Sherburne • Aug 25, 2015

Studies often show that older adults find cognitive benefit from exercise, but a new study by University of Florida Health researchers and their colleagues has found that frail older adults gain no such benefit from moderate...

Statewide research consortium receives $7.9 million for research to improve patient outcomes

By Elizabeth Hillaker Downs • Aug 20, 2015

A statewide partnership among the University of Florida, University of Miami, Florida State University, health care systems, health plans, providers and patients was approved for a three-year, $7.9 million funding award by the...


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Health In A Heartbeat

Brief strolls can undo effects of prolonged sitting

Aug 31, 2015

For deskbound office workers, sitting still can be a workplace hazard. The long hours in a chair increase the risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, kidney problems and premature death. Now, a new study has found that there’s a quick and easy way to counteract the effects of prolonged sitting....

Animal Airwaves

Feline food facts

Aug 1, 2015

You’ll do anything to care for your feline friend, including feeding him the best food around. But there are some diet-related dangers you need to know about. A quick switch to a new meal plan often throws off a cat’s digestive tract. So be sure to transition to the new diet over several days by...

On The Same Page

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Aug 26, 2015

Earlier this month, Todd Golde, MD, PhD, a professor of neuroscience in the College of Medicine and director of the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, received word from the National Institutes of Health that UF’s application for an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center,... Read More