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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...

Paper points to most effective vaccine trials for epidemics, including Ebola

By Morgan Sherburne • Apr 2, 2015

Implementing a vaccine trial during an epidemic can be difficult, particularly in countries with poor transportation, limited vaccine supplies and difficulty predicting how widespread a disease may become — conditions such as...

Brain tumor growth can be slowed, new study suggests

By Doug Bennett • Apr 2, 2015

For most patients with a common brain tumor, the outlook is grim. Aggressive and stubborn, glioblastoma is hard to wipe out with surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. Now, a group that includes University of Florida Health...


Welcome to the family

February 2015

In February, UF Health North opened for business in Jacksonville. The medical specialty building, which includes a natural birth center, high-field magnetic resonance imaging and a 3-D breast imaging center, is just the first phase of UF Health’s plans for North Jacksonville, an area long overdue for health services.

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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