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Intermittent fasting leads to significant weight loss, slows aging, UF research review finds

By Bill Levesque • Apr 26, 2018 • Video, Lead Story

North American wolf packs can feast on bison or elk and then go two weeks before the next kill. But the wolves’ bodies and brains still perform at high levels as they hunt for their next meal, researchers say. Humans, too, appear...

UF College of Pharmacy researchers secure $1.5 million grant to study hormonal contraceptive drug interactions

By Donovan Baltich • Apr 23, 2018 • Featured Articles, Lead Story

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy received a $1.5 million grant to study hormonal contraceptive drug interactions that lead to unintended pregnancies from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Stephan Schmidt, Ph.D...

International advocacy group GoFAR funds UF Health research for Friedreich’s ataxia gene therapy program

By For media inqui... • Apr 19, 2018 • Video, Lead Story

University of Florida Health pediatrics researchers have received a $450,000 grant from the Italian patient advocacy group GoFAR to continue developing a gene therapy for Friedreich’s ataxia, a life-shortening genetic disorder...

Regenerative power of fat-derived stem cells impaired by smoking

By Bill Levesque • Apr 17, 2018 • Lead Story

Cigarette smoke is loaded with more than 4,000 chemicals, about 70 of which are toxins or carcinogens. It’s associated with lung cancer, heart disease, immune disorders and birth defects. Smoking even slows the healing of wounds...

Quick action on concussion symptoms helps athletes recover faster, researchers find

By Doug Bennett • Apr 5, 2018 • Video, Lead Story

In the warrior ethos that permeates sports, athletes sometimes shake off injuries and stay in the game. It’s considered a measure of toughness. It also is the worst step a concussed athlete can take, according to UF Health...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Alisha Katz • Apr 23, 2018
This story is a follow-up to “How an artificial heart brought a bubbly baby’s smile back” that was published in January 2018. For more than half of...READ MORE

On The Same Page

Impact of Preeminence Initiative: Progress in Research on Swallowing

Mar 27, 2018

In the last issue of On the Same Page, I summarized the impact of the UF Preeminence Initiative for the University of Florida and UF Health. A myriad of benefits have occurred, as expressed in broad terms: new research awards, including program projects and center grants; enhanced interdisciplinary... Read More

The POST Magazine

Preparing for the Unthinkable

March 2018

Mass casualty events put emergency training to the test

Health In A Heartbeat

Want to combat dreaded winter weight gain? Get out in the sun.

Apr 26, 2018

Spending time in the sun might do more than help to boost your Vitamin D levels. It could also shrink fat cells located below your skin, according to researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada. The team said that the lack of sunlight might be part of the problem with those trying to keep...

Animal Airwaves

AA Live: “Getting into Veterinary School”

Apr 20, 2018

If you or anyone in your family are considering a career in veterinary medicine, there’s a lot that you should know. The path to acceptance requires a lot of hard work, but a career in veterinary medicine can be very rewarding. On this show, Dr. Juan Samper, associate dean of academic and student...