Category: Health & Nutrition

So-Called ‘Longevity Vitamin’ Might Hold More Importance than Scientists Thought

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research from a University of Florida microbiologist shows that disease-causing bacteria compete with their human hosts for a key micronutrient. Although queuine (pronounced KYOO-in) has been identified as essential to human health – a… Read More

UF Researcher Investigates Cells’ “Self-Eating” as Key to Preventing, Treating Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

What if we could treat obesity or Type 2 diabetes by changing the way our cells take out the trash? Just as a household can’t function well if it’s filled with garbage, a cell becomes unhealthy if it… Read More

UF/IFAS Mosquito Expert: Literature Review Verifies Safety of Popular Repellent DEET, Counters Alarmist News Reports

As summer continues, many Florida residents find themselves targeted by mosquitoes, biting flies and ticks – and a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences entomologist says that when people reach for repellents, their first choice… Read More

UF’s Expert in Taste Perception Honored for Distinguished Scientific Contributions

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For her “outstanding contributions to the psychological study of human taste perception,” a University of Florida scientist recently earned a top recognition from the American Psychological Association. Linda Bartoshuk, an experimental psychologist by training who… Read More

Eight Things You Didn’t Know About an Iconic Summer Fruit

Watermelons mean summer in most places, but perhaps no more so than in Florida, the country’s number one producer of this quintessential summer fruit. They may be 92 percent water, but there’s more to growing and eating watermelon… Read More