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Research Suggests Anti-Inflammatory Protein May Trigger Plaque in Alzheimer’s Disease

Inflammation has long been studied in Alzheimer’s, but in a counterintuitive finding reported in a new paper, University of Florida researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which anti-inflammatory processes may trigger the disease.
22-Jan-2015 2:00 PM EST

New Policy Analysis Website Will Help Researchers Uncover Links Between Economic Policies and Health

About 22 percent of children in the United States live below the federal poverty line and 45 percent come from low-income families, increasing their risk for myriad health problems.
22-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

New Study Reveals Oldest Primate Lived in Trees

Say “primate” and most people wouldn’t think of a tree-dwelling, squirrel-like creature that weighs no more than a deck of playing cards, but a new study suggests that may perfectly describe humans’ earliest primate ancestors.
20-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

Wheat Yield to Decline as Temperatures Increase

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- For every degree Celsius that the temperature increases, the world stands to lose 6 percent of its wheat crop, according to a new global study led by a University of Florida scientist. That’s one fourth of the annual global...
15-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

Decoding the Tree of Life: UF Geneticist Contributes to Groundbreaking Study of Bird Evolution

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Nature abhors a vacuum, which may explain the findings of a new study showing that bird evolution exploded 65 million years ago when nearly everything else on earth -- dinosaurs included -- died out.
11-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

Immunizing Schoolkids Fights Flu in Others, Too

Mathematical models predicted it, and now a University of Florida study confirms it: Immunizing school-aged children from flu can protect other segments of the population, as well.
9-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST

Climate Change Already Showing Effects at Kennedy Space Center

The effects of climate change are already showing up in places from Miami to Alaska, scientists say, but two University of Florida geologists are focusing their attention on one especially noteworthy and vulnerable piece of waterfront real estate:...
5-Dec-2014 9:20 AM EST

Higher Birth Weight Indicates Better Performance in School

It’s no secret that low-birth-weight babies face significantly greater risks for certain health problems early on, such as respiratory distress or infection. Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Florida and Northwestern...
4-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

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UF Neuroscientists Available for Comment After Mentors Receive Lasker Award

Two University of Florida Health neuroscientists will be available for comment on the recipients of The Lasker Foundation’s Lasker-Debakey Clinical Medical Research Award. Mahlon DeLong, a neurologist at the Emory University School of Medicine,...
8-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

UF Experts Available for the 2014 Hurricane Season

16-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Expert in Florida Politics Recalls Gov. Askew’s Legacy

13-Mar-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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