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Scientists find more evidence that breast milk of those vaccinated against COVID-19 may protect infants

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

UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center Celebrates a Century of Science

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January 11, 2023

Since 1921, the UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC) has built a rich history and world-class reputation for its commitment to growers, promoting sustainable agricultural systems and protecting South Florida’s natural ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: 100th Anniversary, Anniversary, EAA, Everglades Agricultural Area, News, Samira Daroub, UF IFAS Everglades Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS EREC

UF/IFAS Breaks Ground on Graduate Dormitory, Honors Emeritus Professor Contributions

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January 4, 2023

With an eye toward the future, the University of Florida celebrated a historic milestone with the groundbreaking of a graduate student dormitory named after a prominent Black scientist. In the heart of Miami-Dade County’s Homestead, ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Food And Resource Economics Department, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, News, Pauline O. Lawrence, Professor Emeritus Pauline Lawrence, Tropical Research And Education Center
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UF Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety receives over $7M in renewal funding

December 9, 2022

Workers in agriculture, fisheries and forestry are among those at greatest risk nationally for injury and work-related health problems. Additionally, work-related fatalities are nearly seven times higher in these industries compared to all other ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Health & Nutrition
Tags: Family, News, Southeastern Coastal Center For Agricultural Health And Safety, Tracy Irani, Youth And Community Sciences
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New chair: Andrew Short to lead UF entomology and nematology

December 1, 2022

Andrew Short joins the University of Florida as professor and chair of the UF/IFAS department of entomology and nematology. His tentative start date is May 15, 2023. Short will lead the highly ranked department of nearly 80 faculty members ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Andrew Short, Entomology And Nematology, News
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UF researchers use novel method to vaccinate against salmonella in mice

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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UF/IFAS ranks high among national, international peers

November 1, 2022

As the University of Florida is once again ranked as a top five public university, UF/IFAS continues to gain recognition for excellence in the agricultural sciences. U.S. News and World Report ranks agricultural sciences at UF as No. 4 in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: AAAS Fellows, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, AI, Artificial Intelligence, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Global Food Systems Institute, Invasion Science Research Institute, News, Rankings, Research Expenditures, SEEDIT

Nov. 5 Art in the Garden offers native plant sale, 4-H youth activities, gardening demonstrations, art workshop and more

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October 28, 2022

FORT LAUDERDALE - Mark your calendars for Art in the Garden on November 5 where South Florida residents can enjoy a variety of free activities designed for the entire family. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H Youth Development, Art In The Garden, Extension Broward Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Florida 4-H, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Master Gardener Volunteer Program, News, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County
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NOV. 5 dormitory groundbreaking celebrates gift, successes of first Black female entomology student at UF

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October 27, 2022

WHAT: On November 5, the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) will commemorate a milestone with a ceremonial groundbreaking of a facility named for the first Black female student in entomology at UF who became the first ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomologist, Graduate Student Housing, Homestead Mayor Steven Losner, J. Scott Angle, Kent Fuchs, Marsha McGriff, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins, News, One Night In The Tropics, Pauline O. Lawrence, Professor Emeritus Pauline Lawrence, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, Women's History Month

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