Tag: Emerging Pathogens Institute

UF scientist recognized for research in mosquito-borne disease control

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida entomology professor Jeffrey Bloomquist is known to have a restless curiosity about everything, ranging from insecticide toxicology to mosquito control and resistance. That boundless need to know has paid off for Bloomquist,… Read More

UF/IFAS food economics expert projects increased global shrimp production

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Global shrimp production is recovering from a challenging disease, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences professor says. Based on an annual survey of shrimp industry leaders, global farmed shrimp production… Read More

UF study shows seafood samples had no elevated contaminant levels from oil spill

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A sampling of more than 1,000 Gulf of Mexico fish, shrimp, oysters and blue crabs taken from Cedar Key, Fla., to Mobile Bay, Ala., between 2011 to 2013, shows no elevated contaminant levels, according to… Read More

UF develops first high-altitude device to help detect health threats from the sky

Click here for high-resolution version. Caption at bottom. African dust video GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher is exploring whether the latest plant, animal or human health threats will come from the sky. Using the first… Read More

UF researchers find bacterial imbalances linked to deadly disease that strikes infants

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New findings by the University of Florida may help lead to a cure for a deadly disease that primarily afflicts premature newborns. Necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC, is… Read More