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UF faculty member to speak at White House diabetes awareness event

University of Florida College of Nursing assistant professor Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, Ph.D., ARNP, will be part of a speaker panel at the White House addressing diabetes as a part of the...
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Sea Compounds Attack Biofilms: Potential cure for persistent infections

Researchers at the University of Florida have developed potent new compounds with aquatic origins that may offer relief for the 17 million Americans affected by biofilm-associated bacterial...
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Back Power: Electrical stimulation relieves pain

While previous research has suggested that older adults may have a diminished capacity for experiencing pain relief, University of Florida researchers have found that with the correct dosage,...
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UF scientists closer to finding key to converting algae to biofuel

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers may have found a key to converting algae to fuel. The scientists have found what researchers call a “transcription...
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Birds and gators help each other in Florida’s wetlands

Birds and alligators may not seem to be the likeliest of friends, but their interactions help both species to survive in Florida wetlands, according to research by scientists with the University...
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David D. Tran, M.D., Ph.D., is chief of neuro-oncology in the UF College of Medicine’s department of neurosurgery and a member of the UF Health Cancer Center

Laser treatment may boost effectiveness of brain tumor drugs

The human brain has a remarkable defense system that filters bacteria and chemicals. For brain tumor patients, the barrier works almost too well by blocking most chemotherapy drugs. Now, a team...
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UF to hop into hops varieties for microbreweries

University of Florida researchers hope to help farmers hop into the beer business by cultivating hops. Scientists with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will work with a $158,000...
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President Obama Honors Early-Career Scientists

A University of Florida’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering professor is among 106 researchers President Obama on Thursday named as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for...
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Pit Bull? DNA studies reveal shelter workers mislabel dogs

DNA results show that shelter workers are often mistaken when they label a dog as a pit bull, with potentially devastating consequences for the dogs, a new University of Florida study has foun...
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