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Department of Surgery Research Day awards announced

The University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of surgery recently held its 13th annual Research Day. This year’s Lester R. Dragstedt Visiting Professor and keynote speaker was Scott A. LeMaire, M.D., professor of surgery and of molecular physiology and biophysics; vice chair for research, Michael E. DeBakey Department of…

Department of surgery research day awards announced

The University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of surgery recently held its 13th annual Research Day. This year’s Lester R. Dragstedt Visiting Professor and keynote speaker was Scott A. LeMaire, M.D., a professor of surgery and of molecular physiology and biophysics; vice chair for research, Michael E.

Certain type of immune cells found in cancer and sepsis patients

A study led by the UF Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center suggests that certain types of immune cells found in cancer — myeloid-derived suppressor cells, or MDSCs — are also present in certain patients diagnosed with severe sepsis and septic shock. MDSCs are a group of immunosuppressive…

Blocking protein in blood may prevent sepsis in premature infants

UF Health researchers have found that blocking a certain protein in the blood with medication could help protect premature infants from sepsis, a common and sometimes deadly infection, according to a new study that combines findings from a mouse model and from premature infants.

UF undergrad and surgery lab researcher named to University Scholars Program

Catherine Miney, a senior biomedical engineering major at UF, was recently accepted into the University of Florida (UF) University Scholars Program. She is currently a student in a lab overseen by UF Department of Surgery faculty. Miney’s work focuses on understanding the role a certain protein plays in…