Microorganisms are the oldest and most essential life forms on Earth. Microbes exist everywhere, even in the most extreme environments, and without them, our planet wouldn't survive. Environmental microbiology is the study of microbial function, ... READ MORE
Microbes are everywhere! They exist in us, on us and around us at all times in complex microscopic ecosystems called microbiomes. Microbiomes are a collection of bacteria, viruses, archaea and fungi that naturally live in community on and within ... READ MORE
Let’s explore the current industry outlook for careers in microbiology. Our Master of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science graduates of Spring 2023 were polled on their career plans following graduation. Given that the majority of our ... READ MORE
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
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
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
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
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
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
• 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