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Study links prediabetes, diabetes in healthy weight adults to sedentary lifestyle

Published: Jan 19th, 2017

Dr. Arch Mainous and colleagues found that low levels of physical activity are associated with higher blood sugar among adults who are at a healthy weight.

Can we delay or prevent dementia?

Published: Jan 13th, 2017

Dr. Adam Woods leads a multi-university clinical trial that investigates whether pairing non-invasive electrical brain stimulation with cognitive training may slow or prevent the onset of dementia.

UF plays key role in trial for successful Ebola vaccine

Published: Dec 22nd, 2016

Drs. Ira Longini and Natalie Dean, along with group of researchers associated with the World Health Organization, have published the final report on the Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea, finding that the vaccine is safe and effective. Photo: WHO/S. Hawkey

UF to receive nearly $10 million for new agricultural safety and health center

Published: Nov 29th, 2016

The grant will allow researchers to explore the occupational safety and health of people working in agriculture, fishing and forestry in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and North and South Carolina.

Nearly half of family physicians don’t follow national guidelines for prediabetes screening

Published: Nov 8th, 2016

A new study led by Dr. Arch Mainous finds that only about half of family physicians report following national guidelines for screening patients for prediabetes.

Ancient strain of cholera likely present in Haiti since colonial era

Published: Oct 28th, 2016

UF infectious disease researchers have found that a non-virulent variant of cholera has likely been present in Haitian aquatic environments for several hundred years.

UF researcher and collaborators win Aspen Institute Italia Award for Ebola research

Published: Oct 26th, 2016

The Aspen Institute Italia honored Dr. Ira Longini and his team for scientific research and collaboration between Italy and the United States.

Augmenting Cognitive Training in Older Adults: The ‘ACT Study’

Published: Sep 30th, 2016

In his column “On the Same Page,” Dr. David Guzick, UF’s senior vice president for health affairs, describes a new UF grant to support research on methods to slow the process of age-associated memory loss. PHHP’s Dr. Michael Marsiske is one of three principal investigators.

Researchers to study interaction of sleep, eating, activity in children

Published: Sep 26th, 2016

Department of clinical and health psychology researchers have launched a study examining how sleep, eating and physical activity patterns interact in children ages 6 to 9.

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.