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UF News– Study shows discrimination interacts with genetics and affects health

It’s no secret that discrimination is stressful for those who experience it, but turns out the issue is more than skin deep—these stressors can interact with our genetics to negatively impact our health, a new University of Florida study shows. Study researchers developed a novel...
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UFGI publications round-up week 12/19/2016

Factors That Influence the Quality of RNA From the Pancreas of Organ Donors. Author information: Philips T1, Kusmartseva I, Gerling IC, Campbell-Thompson M, Wasserfall C, Pugliese A, Longmate JA, Schatz DA, Atkinson MA, Kaddis JS. 1From the *Departments of Pathology, Immunology,...
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UFGI publications round-up week 12/12/2016

Genome editing of the disease susceptibility gene CsLOB1 in citrus confers resistance to citrus canker. Author information: Jia H1, Zhang Y1, Orbovic V1, Xu J1, White F2, Jones J2, Wang N1. 1Citrus Research and Education Center, Department of Microbiology and Cell Science,...
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UFGI Publications Round-up Week 12/05/2016

Targeting iodothyronine deiodinases locally in the retina is a therapeutic strategy for retinal degeneration. Author information: Yang F1, Ma H1, Belcher J1, Butler MR1, Redmond TM2, Boye SL3,4, Hauswirth WW3,4, Ding XQ5. 1Department of Cell Biology, University of Oklahoma Health...
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UFGI Publications Round-up Week 11/28/2016

Development of a Quantitative PCR Assay for Differentiating the Agent of Heartwater Disease, Ehrlichia ruminantium, from the Panola Mountain Ehrlichia. Author information: Sayler KA1,2, Loftis AD3, Mahan SM4,5, Barbet AF4. 1Department of Physiological Sciences, College of...
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UF Health– Simple genetic test shows promise for better outcomes in heart stent patients

A quick, precise genetic test can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular events by helping to identify more effective medication for some heart patients, a group led by University of Florida Health researchers has found. The test identifies a genetic deficiency that...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 11/14/2016

AAV Infection: Protection from Cancer. Author information: Srivastava A1, Carter B2. 1University Of Florida College of Medicine, Division of Cellular & Molecular Therapy, Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Gainesville, Florida, United States...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 11/07/2016

Identification of Two Heritable Cross-Disorder Endophenotypes for Tourette Syndrome. Author information: Darrow SM1, Hirschtritt ME1, Davis LK1, Illmann C1, Osiecki L1, Grados M1, Sandor P1, Dion Y1, King R1, Pauls D1, Budman CL1, Cath DC1, Greenberg E1, Lyon GJ1, Yu D1, McGrath...
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Early exposure to excess hormone causes genital defects in females

University of Florida researchers have identified cells targeted by a male hormone and found that an excess of that hormone at a specific time can cause genital defects in female mice. The findings appear today (Nov. 7) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 10/31/2016

Analysis of self-antigen specificity of islet-infiltrating T cells from human donors with type 1 diabetes. Author information: Babon JA1, DeNicola ME1, Blodgett DM1, Crèvecoeur I2, Buttrick TS3, Maehr R4, Bottino R5,6, Naji A7, Kaddis J8, Elyaman W3, James EA9, Haliyur R10,...
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