Category: UF/IFAS

First root biologist joins UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center

An inventive fruit tree researcher has joined the University of Florida’s Indian River Research and Education Center. Lorenzo Rossi is the center’s first-ever root biology professor and will support the university’s statewide Institute of Food and Agricultural Science’s… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers awarded $10.5M to work on citrus greening resistance or tolerance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With citrus greening devastating Florida’s $8.6 billion-a-year citrus industry, three University of Florida scientists will use $10.52 million in federal grants to study ways to help growers cope with the disease, including research on genetic… Read More

UF study: Aged garlic extract may help obese adults combat inflammation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Aged garlic extract may help obese people ward off painful inflammation and lower cholesterol levels, a new University of Florida study shows. Obesity has grown into a serious health issue worldwide, especially in Western countries…. Read More

UF team to help innovate retrofits for homes for people with disabilities 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine using your living room as a dining room or your kitchen as a bedroom – complete with handicap-accessible equipment. University of Florida researchers will help develop those conversions, as they work on a three-year,… Read More

UF study questions existence of rule relating animal size and temperature

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences doctoral student’s study turns a long-accepted scientific rule on its head. The study found that animals are unlikely to change in size as the climate… Read More