Scientists have successfully tested a novel way of boosting honey bees’ immune systems to help them fend off deadly viruses, which have contributed to the major losses of the critical pollinator globally.
In a new study, the research team, ... READ MORE
A new study from University of Florida and Kansas State University researchers found that bison carry plant-associated fungi in their saliva, with the potential to spread fungi across the prairie.
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The long-spined sea urchin is an important species that helps keep coral reefs healthy.
When long-spined sea urchins in the Caribbean began to die in large numbers in early 2022, scientists jumped in and discovered that a ... READ MORE
Established in 2016, the Southeast Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Disease: The Gateway Program (SECVBD) will continue its work for another five years, thanks to renewed funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... READ MORE
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New University of Florida research findings could improve cattle breeding by giving ranchers desirable traits such as faster animal growth and greater resistance against disease.
In their study, researchers uncovered links ... READ MORE
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 a seafood safety ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida researcher is exploring whether the latest plant, animal or human health threats will come from the sky.
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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, ... READ MORE