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Life in space – UF/IFAS faculty awarded three grants for further exploration

The NASA Biological and Physical Sciences Division’s Space Biology Program recently announced 18 grants that will advance our understanding of how living systems respond to life in space. Three of those grants were awarded to UF/IFAS faculty to… Read More

The Tree that Links UF, the Moon, and Hurricane Irma

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After a priceless tree at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex was lost during Hurricane Irma, UF/IFAS scientists provided an “out-of-this-world” donation to continue its legacy. In 1971, a seed the size of… Read More

UF study: Some Earth bacteria survive and grow at extremely low pressure; may aid Mars research

Captions at bottom. Click here and here for high resolution versions. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered for the first time that some Earth bacteria can live under the same low pressure conditions found on… Read More

Plants in space: Gravity not needed to orient root growth, UF researchers find

Click here for high resolution version. Caption below. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Plant growth is not as dependent on gravity as previously thought, according to new research from the University of Florida. In a study published in the current… Read More

Sept. 18 Science Cafe talk will focus on UF/IFAS space biology research

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Two University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty will lead the first Science Café of the fall, titled “Going Boldly: Astrobiology, Space Biology… Read More