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Researchers create immune cells bearing cancer-killing ‘backpacks’

Researchers create immune cells bearing cancer-killing ‘backpacks’

Looking to reduce unwanted side effects often associated with drug therapies delivered in a scattershot fashion, researchers have employed molecular engineering to create a more selective delivery system.
Updated: 2 months ago
Liquid helps dentists spot cavities on X-rays

Liquid helps dentists spot cavities on X-rays

Not all tooth decay is the same.
Updated: 2 months ago
UF study faults handling of prediabetes

UF study faults handling of prediabetes

Less than one-quarter of patients who met the criteria for prediabetes received drug or lifestyle modification treatment from their primary care physician, according to University of Florida researchers, who say the findings indicate physicians are m...
Updated: 2 months ago

Oysters, beef, gator included on budget menu

TALLAHASSEE — The state’s fiscal 2017 $82.3 billion budget, approved by lawmakers Friday, isn’t all about the big expenses of government such as education, health care, law enforcement and transportation....
Updated: 2 months ago
Area unemployment falls as Florida leads in job creation

Area unemployment falls as Florida leads in job creation

TAMPA — The January unemployment rate in the Tampa metro area dropped to 4.8 percent, a full percentage point lower than it was a year ago and below the national rate.
Updated: 2 months ago
Study links vision problems to childhood ADHD risk

Study links vision problems to childhood ADHD risk

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is one of the most frequently encountered neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, and a new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in Optometry...
Updated: 3 months ago
Laser surgery opens barrier for brain chemotherapy

Laser surgery opens barrier for brain chemotherapy

While striving to improve the ability of minimally invasive laser surgery to treat brain tumors, doctors at Washington University have discovered something that has the potential to improve chemotherapy against brain malignancies.
Updated: 3 months ago

Study: Florida among nation’s worst in pedestrian deaths in first half of 2015

Florida was among the nation’s worst in pedestrian deaths in the first half of 2015, part of a 10 percent increase nationwide, according to an analysis of preliminary state traffic fatality data.
Updated: 3 months ago

Justices put spotlight on solar amendment

TALLAHASSEE — A utility-backed measure intended to put existing solar-energy regulations into the state Constitution drew indications of skepticism and support Monday from Florida Supreme Court justices.
Updated: 3 months ago

Treatment for devastating citrus greening OK’d

PLANT CITY — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has approved temporary use of three bactericides to fight citrus greening.
Updated: 3 months ago