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Researchers use gene therapy to treat pulmonary dysfunction in Pompe disease

Published: Sep 15th, 2016

Dr. Barbara Smith and researchers at the Powell Gene Therapy Center have conducted the first in-human study of gene therapy to treat respiratory dysfunction in patients with infantile onset Pompe.

New mosquito-borne disease detected in Haiti

Published: Sep 15th, 2016

Dr. John Lednicky and colleagues have identified Haiti’s first case of the Mayaro virus.

Non-travel Zika cases in Fla. could approach 400 by summer’s end

Published: Aug 24th, 2016

Dr. Ira Longini and colleagues also project handfuls of cases popping up from Texas to South Carolina and even Oklahoma. Photo: James Gathany/CDC

Hungry parents may feed their kids more

Published: Jul 12th, 2016

In a pilot study Sarah Stromberg and Dr. David Janicke found the hungrier parents are at mealtimes, the more they may feed their young children.

Up to one-third of healthy weight adults may have prediabetes

Published: Jul 11th, 2016

Dr. Arch Mainous and colleagues say the findings are cause for concern because under current guidelines, these individuals would likely not be screened for the condition.

Teens’ likelihood of trying marijuana peaks at ages 16, 18

Published: Jun 29th, 2016

Dr. Jim Chen and colleagues in the department of epidemiology found the likelihood adolescents will try marijuana rises steadily from age 11 to 16, then decreases before hitting another peak at age 18.

Sherrilene Classen named UF chair of occupational therapy

Published: Jun 16th, 2016

Dr. Classen, an internationally recognized scientist in driving rehabilitation, begins her UF post on Jan. 2.

Flu vaccination programs have potential to be self-sustaining in Florida

Published: May 23rd, 2016

Dr. Cuc Tran found that school-located influenza vaccination programs led by local health departments could be cost-effective throughout the state.

PHHP Convocation 2016

Published: May 9th, 2016

The College of Public Health and Health Professions celebrated outstanding students and graduates at the annual convocation ceremony April 30.

Delayed concussion reporting may sideline college athletes for several more days

Published: May 9th, 2016

Breton Asken and colleagues found that college athletes who delayed treatment or removal from play missed an average of five more days of play.