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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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The miracle makers

July/August

The staff at UF Health Reproductive Medicine – Springhill use their advanced medical expertise and skill to help people achieve their dreams of starting families.

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Health In A Heartbeat

New device may highlight brain tumor tissue for surgeons

Sep 4, 2015

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University are working to develop a device they say can be used like an ultrasound machine to find tumor tissue within the brain. The apparatus is a variation of an existing technology called optical coherence tomography, which bounces light off a surface to create an...

Animal Airwaves

Routine check-ups and observation come to the rescue

Sep 1, 2015

Annual check-ups, routine bloodwork and keen observation are ways to keep small problems in our pets from becoming big ones. Here are some examples. Tag, a 6-year-old cat, was acting fine. But during his annual check-up, Tag’s veterinarian heard a heart murmur. An echocardiogram showed changes in...

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