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Researchers uncover genetic key for improved blood-thinning therapy for African-American patients

2013-06-04 06:06:58

Published: 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.

African-Americans express keen interest in medical research participation, UF study finds

2013-04-02 11:04:41

Published: 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.

UF researchers to study ethnic differences in prostate cancer experiences

2013-03-28 11:03:02

Published: 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 11:03:15

Published: 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.

Few white voters upset about Obama victory despite lingering racism

2010-09-13 11:09:06

Published: 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 […]

Socio-cultural, genetic data work together to reveal health disparities

2009-09-09 08:09:33

Published: 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 […]

Education played bigger role than race in approving gay marriage ban

2009-09-01 10:09:13

Published: 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 12:10:11

Published: 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.

UF study: Religious devotion linked to educational outcomes

2008-07-02 09:07:07

Published: 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.

Maternal respect stronger among African-American and Latina girls

2008-04-29 10:04:24

Published: 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.

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