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UF Health granted $11 million to establish comprehensive sepsis research center

  University of Florida health researchers will use a $11 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a one-of-a-kind center to generate treatments and...
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UF developing mixed-reality simulators for training in treatment of injured soldiers

On the battlefield, wounded soldiers depend on how quickly and efficiently medical personnel can treat and stabilize their life-threatening injuries. To help military medical personnel acquire,...
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Endangered elephants’ outlook bleak without more room to roam

Intelligent and beautiful, the Asian elephant is running out of time unless humans step aside and give it some room. Shrinking habitat and conflicts with humans could hurt the endanger...
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Researcher continues quest for peanut that won’t cause allergic reaction

A University of Florida scientist has moved one step closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9 percent of peanut allergens by removing 80 percent of them in whole peanuts. Scientists must eliminate...
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Great White Shark population in good health along California coast

The Great White Shark is not endangered in the Eastern North Pacific, and, in fact, is doing well enough that its numbers likely are growing, according to an international research team led b...
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Relief organizations need to think long-term

When a magnitude-7.0 earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, the world wanted to help. People gave blood. Communities organized bake sales. International and nongovernmental organizations visited the area...
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Climate, genetics can affect how long virus-carrying mosquitoes live

It’s just math: The longer a mosquito lives, the better its odds of transmitting disease to humans or animals. But as it turns out, factors such as the mosquito’s own genetics and the climate it...
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Peanut Butter Can Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s

A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler can be used to confirm a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer’s disease, University of Florida Health researchers have found. Jennifer Stamps, a graduate...
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Loblolly Pine Gene Sequenced

To look at the humble loblolly pine – grown in neat rows on large farms throughout the southeastern U.S. and milled for things like building lumber and paper – you would never guess that its...
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