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Archive for 2011



Sea smarts: Scientists studying mollusks discover there is more than one way to make a brain

By • Sep 16th, 2011 • Category: From the Lab, Neuroscience

Whitney Laboratory scientists have reconstructed the evolutionary history of the huge group of animals we know as mollusks, finding that they do their thinking for themselves.

UF Prostate Disease Center leads charge for new state prostate disease program

By • Sep 14th, 2011 • Category: From the Lab, Urology

The new UF-coordinated Florida Prostate Cancer Awareness Program will bring together experts and leaders from across the state to tackle prostate cancer.

Parents play a powerful role in predicting DUI

By • Sep 14th, 2011 • Category: Miscellaneous

Even moderate drinking among parents can increase the risk their children will make the dangerous decision to drive under the influence as adults.

New student blog documents journey through UF med school

By • Sep 14th, 2011 • Category: Students

Two first-year UF medical students blog about their journey to “becoming a physician.”

Leading children’s health expert to head UF department of pediatrics

By • Sep 13th, 2011 • Category: Faculty Recognition, New Hires/Appointments, Pediatrics

The College of Medicine has appointed a new chairman for the department of pediatrics.