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Tag: Microbiology and Cell Science

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

New growth chamber facility on UF campus investment in Florida agriculture

A new plant science facility has opened on the main UF campus in Gainesville. The UF/IFAS Growth Chamber Facility will help faculty and students study how changes in climate may impact Florida agriculture. The facility contains 15 growth… Read More

Staph-free space, UF/IFAS researchers work to improve astronaut health

Staph is commonly found in the nose and on skin, but after long durations in space, may be a risk factor for serious infection Astronauts must remain healthy throughout space missions. But when the missions lengthen, more factors… Read More

Four UF/IFAS faculty members elected AAAS fellows, breaking previous record

Four UF/IFAS faculty members have been named 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This surpasses the record set last year when three UF/IFAS faculty members became fellows in a single year. Election… Read More

Study: Microbes escape wildland fires on smoke particle ‘life rafts’

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — and also lots of microorganisms, according to a new study from the University of Florida. For the first time, researchers have measured the number of microbes in smoke from fires in wilderness… Read More

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

Microbiology and cell science chair on diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education

In late August, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) recognized Eric Triplett, chair of the UF/IFAS department of microbiology and cell science, with the William A. Hinton Award for Advancement of a Diverse Community of Microbiologists. In its… Read More