University of Florida Associate Professor Mariola Ferraro was recognized by the American Society for Microbiology as a "Top Cited Author" of 2023 for her mini-review article with former doctoral researcher Austin Sheppe entitled, Roles of Eicosanoids ... READ MORE
Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Assistant Professors Daniel Czyz and Melissa Jones received prestigious recognition as “Future Leaders in the field of host-microbe interactions” from Infection and Immunology, a respected American ... 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
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, has elected five UF/IFAS faculty members to the newest class of AAAS Fellows, among ... READ MORE
Norovirus is responsible for millions of cases of food poisoning each year. New evidence suggests the common bug alters the bacteria that live in our gut.
These findings shed light on the connection between the gut microbiome and overall ... READ MORE
The breast milk of lactating mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to new research from the University of Florida.
For the study, ... READ MORE
The Yersinia family of bacteria, which includes the bacterium that causes bubonic plague, can cause infections that are difficult for the human immune system to clear and can result in complications such as reactive arthritis.
Researchers ... READ MORE
Lupus is an autoimmune disease caused by immune cells that attack the body’s own tissues and cause chronic inflammation.
UF researchers have tested a new treatment in mice that suppresses signals that tell immune cells to jump into ... READ MORE