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UF researchers develop first method to accurately measure zinc in humans

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December 15, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Zinc is an essential nutrient, but until now, there has not been an effective way to measure it in our bodies, say University of Florida researchers. The researchers ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Bob Cousins, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Micronutrient, Moon-Suhn Ryu, Nutrient, Roger Sunde, Supplement, University Of Florida, Zinc

Under lab conditions, Salmonella can reach tomato fruits through leaves, IFAS study shows

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November 10, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Food-safety experts have long believed that Salmonella bacteria could only enter tomatoes through wounds in the stem or fruit — but a new University of Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Food Safety, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Ariena Van Bruggen, Florida Tomato Committee, PLoS One, Reggie Brown, Salmonella, Tomatoes, Van Bruggen

Tips geared for older adults available in updated UF/IFAS disaster-planning guide

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May 17, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you’re an older person living on your own or if an older adult relies on you for help, the next few weeks are a perfect time to spend creating a disaster plan, a University of Florida researcher says. Hurricane season ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Bobroff, Disaster Planning, Elderly, Hurricanes, Older Adults, Seniors

Teresa Balser appointed dean of UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

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May 16, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Wisconsin-Madison administrator has been selected as dean of the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF officials ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching, Work & Life
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jack Payne, Teresa Balser, University Of Florida

UF study traces global red imported fire ant invasions to southern U.S.

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February 25, 2011

Caption at end of story. Click here for high-res image GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Red imported fire ant invasions around the globe in recent years can now be traced to the southern U.S., where the nuisance insect gained a foothold in the 1930s, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Work & Life
Tags: Ascunce, Entomology And Nematology, Red Imported Fire Ant, Shoemaker

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