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Electrical stimulation therapy can relieve low back pain in older adults

Published: Nov 12th, 2015

The therapy could offer older adults with chronic pain an effective alternative to other treatments, including prescription painkillers, say UF pain researchers.

Dr. Cynthia Johnson

Cynthia Johnson named Fellow of American Psychological Association

Published: Nov 10th, 2015

Autism researcher Dr. Cynthia Johnson has been awarded fellowship status in the American Psychological Association’s Division 33.

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Calling cancer into question

Published: Oct 15th, 2015

Researchers in the department of epidemiology search for answers to stop cancer — before it starts.

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UF researchers to study effects of adolescent substance use and brain development

Published: Oct 5th, 2015

Dr. Linda B. Cottler and Dr. Sara Jo Nixon will lead UF’s participation in a landmark study of the effect of substance use on the developing brain.

Doctor and her patients

Researchers and patient advocates receive funding to build Alzheimer’s research network

Published: Sep 22nd, 2015

Dr. Glenn Smith and colleagues have received a $1.56 million PCORI funding award to develop a network that links patients and caregivers with scientists.

Sean Germain, an MR specialist in the Muscle Disuse and Regeneration Laboratory, stands next to patient Dale Ginder, 8, during an MRI in Gainesville, Fla., on Friday, May 14, 2010. Ginder sufferes from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is an inherited disorder that involves rapidly-worsening muscle weakness and leads to increased disability. The disease currently has no cure. / Photo by Casey Brooke Lawson

PHHP researcher receives $7 million for imaging studies in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Published: Sep 17th, 2015

The grant supports research led by Dr. Krista Vandenborne on the use of MRI to track Duchenne muscular dystrophy disease progression.

Sabo-Attwood, Tara

Tara Sabo-Attwood named chair of environmental and global health

Published: Sep 11th, 2015

The College of Public Health and Health Professions has appointed environmental toxicology researcher Tara Sabo-Attwood, Ph.D., as chair of the department of environmental and global health.

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Researchers find memory problems in some people with Parkinson’s disease

Published: Aug 26th, 2015

Scientists in the department of clinical and health psychology discovered that about one quarter of study participants had significant memory problems.

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Grip strength may help identify people with undiagnosed diabetes

Published: Jul 30th, 2015

Dr. Arch Mainous and colleagues found that people with diabetes and high blood pressure had significantly lower grip strength than their peers.

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Researchers to evaluate new sleep treatment program for children who are overweight

Published: Jul 20th, 2015

The UF Pediatric Sleep Study is designed to help children who are overweight and having sleep problems improve their sleep through behavioral strategies.