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UFGI researcher immortalizes NF1 neurofibroma Schwann cells

Although tumors are typically best-known for their capacity to grow quickly, not all of them are so robust. This limited life span creates challenges for scientists attempting to research them. A University of Florida research team recently discovered a method for boosting the...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 10/26/2016

The Skp1 Homologs SKR-1/2 Are Required for the Caenorhabditis elegans SKN-1 Antioxidant/Detoxification Response Independently of p38 MAPK. Author information: Wu CW1, Deonarine A2, Przybysz A3, Strange K4, Choe KP1. 1Department of Biology and Genetics Institute, University of...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 10/17

Genomic Epidemiology of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Author information: Azarian T1,2, Maraqa NF3,4, Cook RL1,2, Johnson JA2,5, Bailey C3, Wheeler S3, Nolan D2,5, Rathore MH3,4, Morris JG Jr2,6, Salemi M2,5. 1College of Public...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 10/10/2016

Identification of large disjoint motifs in biological networks. Author information: Elhesha R1, Kahveci T2. 1CISE Department, University of Florida, 432 Newell Dr, Gainesville, Florida, 32611, USA. relhesha@cise.ufl.edu. 2CISE Department, University of Florida, 432 Newell Dr,...
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UF Health– UF Genetics Institute member contributes to novel Alzheimer’s discovery

Two University of Florida Health researchers have made a discovery that could provide a novel way to target the brain deterioration associated with amyloid plaque build-up in Alzheimer’s disease. Diego Rincon-Limas, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of neurology and...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 10/03/2016

Genome-wide association study identifies pharmacogenomic loci linked with specific antihypertensive drug treatment and new-onset diabetes. Author information: Chang SW1, McDonough CW1, Gong Y1, Johnson TA2, Tsunoda T2,3, Gamazon ER4, Perera MA5, Takahashi A6, Tanaka T7, Kubo M8,...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 9/26/2016

Growth substrates and caleosin-mediated functions affect conidial virulence in the insect pathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana. Author information: Ortiz-Urquiza A1, Fan Y2, Garrett T3, Keyhani NO4. 1Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, Gainesville,...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 9/19/2016

DOCP-Salt Treatment Leads to Non-dipping Hypertension in Per1 Knockout Mice. Author information: Solocinski K1,2, Holzworth M1, Wen X1, Cheng KY1, Lynch IJ1,3, Cain BD2, Wingo CS1,3, Gumz ML4,5,6. 1Department of Medicine, University of Florida. 2Department of Biochemistry and...
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WUFT– For disease therapies, UFGI researcher inducted to hall of fame

Doctors told George Fox that his son, Phoenix, wouldn’t live into his teenage years. But Phoenix — who has Pompe disease, a rare form of muscular dystrophy that has made him reliant on a ventilator to breathe and other people for mobility — has persevered thanks to a gene-therapy...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 9/5/2016

Race-Specific Pharmacodynamic Model of Propofol-Induced Loss of Consciousness. Author information: Lampotang S1,2,3,4, Lizdas DE1,2,3, Derendorf H5, Gravenstein N1,2, Lok B6, Quarles JP7. 1Center for Safety, Simulation, and Advanced Learning Technologies, University of Florida,...
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