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Andra Johnson named dean of UF/IFAS Extension and director of Florida Cooperative Extension Service

Andra Johnson, associate director of Penn State Extension, will be the next dean of UF/IFAS Extension and director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the University of Florida announced on Tuesday. Johnson will assume the role on November… Read More

A Healthy Table virtual workshop returns with holiday meal prep

It’s hard to believe, but the holiday season is just around the corner again, and many people will look forward to cooking festive meals. “A Healthy Table, Festive Feasts” is a special holiday-themed virtual cook-along workshop with University… 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

Majority of Florida mosquito species are understudied, UF/IFAS survey illustrates

There are 66 Florida mosquito control districts that suppress mosquito species populations by using integrated mosquito control methods. A survey of the Sunshine State’s mosquito control districts has shed light on a variety of species that are understudied…. Read More

UF-led team receives Keck grant to study fungal infections spread by wildfire smoke

A multidisciplinary team of scientists will study how wildfire smoke spreads fungi that can affect human health, using artificial intelligence to predict future threats This will be the first study of its kind in a new scientific field:… Read More

Global team of wildlife researchers furthers study of elusive, tree-dwelling animals

Camera traps have long been used to document animals in their natural environment. More recently, scientists have explored putting these traps up in trees where they can capture animals that live in the canopy. A team of 18… 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