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UF awarded $5 million in NIFA grants to battle citrus greening disease

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October 24, 2023

University of Florida scientists will elevate their efforts to control citrus greening, with about $5 million in grants from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). NIFA, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, split funding ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Amit Levy, Asian Citrus Psyllid, Candidatus Liberibacter Asiaticus, Citrus, Citrus Greening, Citrus Research And Education Center, Entomology, HLB, Horticultural Sciences, Huanglongbing, Integrated Pest Management, John Chater, Jose Chaparro, Lukasz Stelinski, Microbiology And Cell Science, Nian Wang, Nifa, Plant Pathology, UF/IFAS Citrus Research And Education Center, USDA-NIFA

International Research Experience Energizes Student’s Future Career

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September 29, 2023

UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) student Katelyn Palmer spent this past summer conducting research in Greenland. The microbiology and cell science senior worked under UF/IFAS Microbiology and Cell Science Associate ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: International, Microbiology And Cell Science, Undergraduate Research, VP Promise

Microbiology Professor Appointed Chair For Developing Trees Resistant to Citrus Greening

September 12, 2023

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- Working at the cell level to develop a disease- resistant citrus tree holds great promise and potential for the Florida citrus industry. Nian Wang, professor of microbiology and cell science, is one of the world’s most ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Borger, Citrus Greening Disease, Citrus Research And Education Center, CRISPR, Disease Resistance, Graves Eminent Scholar Chair In Biotechnology, Microbiology And Cell Science, Nian Wang, Ruth-borger
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Study uncovers gut bacteria differences in children who later develop juvenile idiopathic arthritis

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July 5, 2023

For the first time, scientists have shown that gut bacteria differences are associated with later development of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a debilitating rheumatic childhood disease, and that these differences are present years before the ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition
Tags: Angelica Ahrens, Eric Triplett, Gut Microbiome, Microbiology And Cell Science, News

Forum tackles how AI can help deal with global food security

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March 13, 2023

With the world’s population predicted to hover around 9.8 billion by 2050, artificial intelligence could help feed people across the globe now and in the future. That makes artificial intelligence (AI) an ideal topic for the third annual Future ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Adegbola Adesogan, Agricultultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Charlie Li, Crops, Diseases, Future Of Food Forum, Harvest, HiPerGator, J. Scott Angle, Karen Garrett, Microbiology And Cell Science, Plant Pathology, Raquel Dias, Supply Chain
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Silver nanoparticles show promise in fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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January 31, 2023

For centuries, silver has been known to have antimicrobial properties. New research investigated whether silver nanoparticles could amplify the effects of antibiotics on antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The study found that small amounts ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Antibiotic Resistance, Antibiotics, Autumn Dove, Daniel Czyz, Microbiology And Cell Science, Nanotechnolgoy, News, Silver
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Scientists find more evidence that breast milk of those vaccinated against COVID-19 may protect infants

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January 12, 2023

A 2021 study showed that breast milk of lactating mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 contained a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness. A new follow-up study found these antibodies in ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Breast Milk, Covid-19, Joseph Larkin, Lauren Stafford, Microbiology And Cell Science, News
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UF researchers use novel method to vaccinate against salmonella in mice

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November 16, 2022

• There is no FDA-approved human vaccine for nontyphoidal salmonella, the kind of salmonella spread through contaminated food and water that causes gastrointestinal illness. • UF researchers are exploring a novel method of vaccinating against ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Lisa Emerson, Mariola Edelmann, Microbiology And Cell Science, News, Salmonella

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