2013-06-04 06:06:58Published: Jun 4th, 2013
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers have discovered a way to make a blood thinner safer for about 40 percent of African-Americans taking the drug by linking a common gene variation to the dose.
2013-04-02 11:04:41Published: Apr 2nd, 2013
SVILLE, Fla. — In interviews with nearly 6,000 residents of five U.S. cities, African-Americans were more likely than other racial and ethnic groups to express an interest in participating in medical research, even if studies involved providing blood or genetic samples. The findings appear online ahead of print in the American Journal of Public Health.
2013-03-28 11:03:02Published: Mar 28th, 2013
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Black men have the highest incidence of prostate cancer and die more often of the disease than any other group of American men, yet there are significant differences among black men in terms of quality of life and outcomes. Now, University of Florida researchers are exploring these differences among groups of culturally diverse black men with prostate cancer, seeking to understand why.
Traitor proteins that could attack the body widespread, UF researchers find
2012-03-01 11:03:15Published: Mar 1st, 2012
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — More than 32 million Americans harbor potentially toxic proteins that can attack body tissues and lead to autoimmune diseases such as lupus and scleroderma, according to a new University of Florida study. This is the first accurate estimate of the frequency of the proteins, called autoantibodies, the researchers say. The findings appear online and in an upcoming print edition of the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism.
2010-09-13 11:09:06Published: Sep 13th, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Racism may be less of a factor in politics than other realms of life, according to a new University of Florida study, which found few white voters […]
2009-09-09 08:09:33Published: Sep 9th, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When it comes to health disparities between different groups, how society sees people in terms of race might play a greater role than genetics, according to a […]
2009-09-01 10:09:13Published: Sep 1st, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The level of voters’ education — not the large numbers of blacks who turned out for the first time to cast ballots for Barack Obama — best […]
Alcohol ads increase in areas with more Hispanic children
2008-10-28 12:10:11Published: Oct 28th, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children are exposed to nearly seven times more alcohol advertising if they attend a school where at least one-fifth of the students are Hispanic, a new University of Florida and University of Texas study shows.
2008-07-02 09:07:07Published: Jul 2nd, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Adolescents who consider themselves “very religious” are generally more likely to finish college than their less devout counterparts, according to a University of Florida study.
2008-04-29 10:04:24Published: Apr 29th, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Young African-American and Latina girls treat their mothers with greater deference than do whites but their mothers take it harder when tempers flare, according to a new University of Florida study.