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Archive for 2009



$2.4 million stimulus fuels effort to regenerate injured spinal cords

By • Dec 11th, 2009 • Category: Miscellaneous

The NIH GO grant fuels the McKnight Brain Institute’s Regeneration Project whose researchers look to tap unused human capacities to treat spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury and other neural conditions.

Small addition to cancer drug may make big difference

By • Dec 9th, 2009 • Category: From the Lab

A discovery in laboratory models suggest that the addition of a small molecule to the cancer drug Temozolomide disrupts repair mechanisms in a type of tumor cells that are highly resistant to treatment.

Hospital takes precautions after bacteria detected

By • Dec 8th, 2009 • Category: Miscellaneous

UF College of Medicine and Shands HealthCare infection control experts are taking precautions after discovering a type of bacteria that could cause adverse health effects in people with weakened immune systems. The bacteria was found in a sink in a patient room at the UF Shands Cancer Hospital.