Friday, March 16, 2012
Why do women abandon math and science majors? FSU Researcher examines vexing issue

Back when Roxanne Hughes was teaching high school science and coaching track, she noticed an inherent difference between boys and girls — both in the classroom and on the field. Boys, it seemed, were supremely more confident. Girls tended to doubt their own abilities. ..

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Thursday, March 17, 2011
Repurposed transplant drug gives hope to women with fatal lung disease

The discovery marks the first effective therapy scientists have ever found for the lung disease known as lymphangioleiomyomatosis, or LAM, a rare condition in women often discovered during pregnancy, said Dr. Mark Brantly, a University of Florida professor of medicine and one of the co-authors of the paper.  ..

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Thursday, January 13, 2011
UF study: Exercise could help prevent, treat eating disorders

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When treating an eating disorder, exercise is rarely considered therapeutic; it’s more likely to be viewed as dangerous for patients already obsessed with their weight. But a new University of Florida study shows that the psychological benefits of exercise could be used as an intervention for — or even a way to prevent — eating disorders.  ..

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Monday, November 01, 2010
UF scientists find clues to aid injury recovery in aged livers, improve transplant success in seniors

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have identified a key cellular process involved in age-related damage to the liver — and ways to reverse that damage by manipulating genes or administering certain drugs.  ..

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