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Category: Health & Nutrition

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

UF scientists find new evidence linking gut bacteria and neurodegenerative conditions

New research establishes, for the first time, a link between specific bacteria species and physical manifestations of neurodegenerative diseases. The scientists introduced specific bacteria into 1-millimeter-long worm called C. elegans, and the worms developed signs of protein aggregation… Read More

Introducing South Florida to the calabaza market

What does fall feel like in South Florida? Not much different from summer, actually. Unlike the rest of the country, we don’t get cold weather or leaves changing colors to indicate this seasonal change. If it wasn’t for… Read More

Providing science-based programming to schools

By Dr. Katherine Clements, Sophia Moundous, Sarah Davis, Lee Hayes Byron, and contributors from all program areas UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County provides many opportunities for educational programming – not only for adults in our community, but also for… Read More

4-H Day Camps Back for In-Person Learning

Orange County 4-H is excited to offer in-person 4-H day camps again this summer. Though we offered virtual versions of camp in 2020, we know kids are ready to get together for learning and fun alongside their peers…. Read More

Food Safety: Safe Egg Handling Tips  

Eggs are a nutritious and an economical food choice and can be part of a healthy diet. Eggs and egg dishes are often served during the holidays and at parties.  It is important that you follow food safety recommendations, when handling and preparing fresh eggs to keep you and your family… Read More