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“Working memory” decline in normal aging linked to loss of specific receptor

By • Dec 16th, 2016 • Category: From the Lab, Neuroscience, Psychiatry

Need to quickly look at and recall something like your flight confirmation number? New UF study shines light on the circuits responsible for “working memory.”

Patient with chemotherapy-induced heart failure first to receive stem cells in clinical trial

By • Nov 9th, 2016 • Category: From the Lab, Medicine

A breast cancer survivor’s cancer treatment also caused damage to her heart. Now, UF researchers have injected stem cells in her heart in a Phase 1 clinical trial aimed at evaluating whether those stem cells can help repair damaged heart tissue.

UF Health Cancer Center selected for “unprecedented” national pancreatic cancer clinical trial

By • Oct 25th, 2016 • Category: From the Lab, Medicine

The University of Florida Health Cancer Center has been selected as one of 12 initial clinical trial sites participating in Precision Promise, the first large-scale precision medicine trial designed to transform outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer.

UF neuroscience study sheds light on effect of methamphetamine on the brain

By • Oct 17th, 2016 • Category: From the Lab, Neuroscience

New hope for treating meth addiction: UF neuroscience study identifies a novel mechanism for how the drug adversely affects the firing pattern of neurons in the brain.

Weight loss information on top Spanish-language websites often inaccurate

By • Oct 4th, 2016 • Category: From the Lab, Health Outcomes and Policy

Online weight loss information in Spanish is frequently inaccurate and incomplete, according to a systematic assessment of Spanish search engine results performed by UF Health researchers.

Fentanyl-related overdose deaths have increased rapidly in Florida since 2010

By • Aug 26th, 2016 • Category: From the Lab, Health Outcomes and Policy, Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine

Florida sees a sharp increase in fentanyl-related deaths, according to UF Health researchers who co-authored a CDC report.

“Bath salt” drug spurs psychosis-like condition in the brain, UF Health study finds

By • Jun 8th, 2016 • Category: From the Lab, Neuroscience, Psychiatry

“Bath salt” drugs can spur psychosis-like condition in the brain, new study finds.

UF researcher developing cell lines to study nerve-tissue tumors

By • Apr 25th, 2016 • Category: From the Lab, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Margaret “Peggy” Wallace, Ph.D., a professor in the UF College of Medicine department of molecular genetics and microbiology, is developing cell lines that will help advance neurofibromatosis research. A two-year, $250,000 award from the Children’s Tumor Foundation is funding the work.

Middle-aged trauma patients with preexisting psychological illness have longer hospital stays

By • Mar 10th, 2016 • Category: Anesthesiology, From the Lab, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

A new study by University of Florida researchers finds middle-aged adults with psychological illness such as anxiety and depression are more likely to have longer hospital stays and rehabilitation following trauma affecting bones and muscles.

Block Yik Yak? UF Health researchers suggest doing the research first

By • Feb 22nd, 2016 • Category: From the Lab, Pediatrics

Ban Yik Yak? UF Health researchers suggest a closer look based on an early analysis of the app’s content.