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UF receives up to $8.4 million from DoD to study brain training using electric stimulation

By Michelle Jaffee • Apr 26, 2017

The U.S. Defense Department is looking for ways to speed up cognitive skills training — the types of skills useful for specialists such as linguists, intelligence analysts and cryptographers — and is awarding University of...

UF Health first in Florida to offer iPad-monitoring app to caregivers of infants with rare heart defect

By Alisha Kinman • Apr 19, 2017

Ever since her son’s birth in December, Elicia Ford has looked forward to the day when she can bring little Levi home to Panama City, Florida. Levi, 3 months old, was born at University of Florida Health Shands Children’s...

Drug pair slows progression of muscular dystrophy in animal models

By Doug Bennett • Apr 17, 2017

A pair of protein-inhibiting compounds is effective at slowing the progression of a form of muscular dystrophy in animal models, a group of University of Florida Health researchers has found. The compounds of this novel drug...

There are more than 1 billion cigarette smokers worldwide and another 600 million who chew betel quid, an addicting mix of areca palm nut that sometimes includes tobacco. Now, a group of University of Florida researchers has identified compounds derived from the areca nut that could help smokers and betel quid users break their addictions.

Compounds from tropical nut could help break nicotine, betel nut addictions

By Doug Bennett • Apr 5, 2017

There are more than 1 billion cigarette smokers worldwide and another 600 million who chew betel quid, an addicting mix of areca palm nut that sometimes includes tobacco. Now, a group of University of Florida researchers has...

Access to therapy via videoconferencing a major advance in OCD treatment

By Michelle Jaffee • Apr 4, 2017

Patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder are benefiting from the increasingly widespread availability of therapy through videoconferencing and other computer-based programs, according to a review led by a University of Florida...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Chelsea Slater • Apr 28, 2017
When the sun comes out, so does the skin. In warmer weather, people of all ages hit the beach, the park and the other places for fun in the sun. With...READ MORE

On The Same Page

Innovation in Cardiovascular Surgery for Mitral Valve Disease

Mar 2, 2017

Robert Kuemmerlein suffered from progressively worsening shortness of breath, even when engaged in simple activities like walking to the mailbox or going up a few stairs. He also had trouble sleeping. These symptoms were caused by congestive heart failure due to damage of the aortic and mitral... Read More

The POST Magazine

Invisible Disorder

March 2017

UF experts help patients with a little-known affliction: The inability to swallow

Health In A Heartbeat

Goodbye, fillings? Medication may induce stem cells to heal teeth

Apr 28, 2017

Stem cell therapy is touted as a potential cure for some of the most devastating medical conditions plaguing humanity, including blindness, paralysis and Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists now say stem cells may be a viable way to cure and repair tooth decay. Researchers writing in the journal...

Animal Airwaves

Digesting the juice cleanse

Apr 14, 2017

As the temperatures rise and days lengthen, we shed our layers. Coats go into closets, boots give way to sandals. Summertime is right around the corner. For some people, it’s the perfect time to shed pounds gained during the winter. These days, a popular strategy is a juice cleanse, which claims to...