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Tag: Microbiology and Cell Science

Viruses don’t just make you sick. They affect your gut bacteria, too, study finds

Norovirus is responsible for millions of cases of food poisoning each year. New evidence suggests the common bug alters the bacteria that live in our gut. These findings shed light on the connection between the gut microbiome and… Read More

University of Florida faculty, students donate lab equipment to elementary schools

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When the University of Florida gave the call to move classes online in 2020, faculty in the UF/IFAS department of microbiology and cell science transitioned hands-on labs and learning experiences into a virtual environment. Monika… Read More

UF/IFAS, FAMU win $1.4 million grant to teach AI to more diverse students

Funding for student fellowships is included in a new $1.4 million, three-year National Science Foundation grant that faculty from the University of Florida and Florida A&M University (FAMU) will use to train a diverse workforce for potential careers… Read More

UF/IFAS, FAMU win $1.4 million grant to teach AI to more diverse students

Funding for student fellowships is included in a new $1.4 million, three-year National Science Foundation grant that faculty from the University of Florida and Florida A&M University (FAMU) will use to train a diverse workforce for potential careers… Read More

Newest tool to fight citrus diseases may be found in citrus microbiome

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — The next key to winning the battle against citrus diseases such as citrus canker may be in the tiniest microbes that live inside the citrus tree. University of Florida researchers hope to discover how… Read More

Breast milk of mothers who received COVID-19 vaccine contains antibodies that fight illness

The breast milk of lactating mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to new research from the University of Florida. For the study, researchers recruited… Read More

Study: How a unique family of bacteria hides from the immune system

The Yersinia family of bacteria, which includes the bacterium that causes bubonic plague, can cause infections that are difficult for the human immune system to clear and can result in complications such as reactive arthritis. Researchers have discovered… Read More

New UF research sets stage for development of salmonella vaccine

Worldwide, there are more than 95 million salmonella infections each year, with 1.35 million occurring in the United States. There is no effective human vaccine for this common germ. Researchers with the University of Florida have developed a… Read More