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“Top-Cited Author” Professor Ferraro Studies Eicosanoid and Cannabinoid Response to Bacterial Infection

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January 23, 2024

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

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Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Department Of Microbiology And Cell Science, Faculty Highlight, Mariola Edelmann, Microbiology And Cell Science
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Microbiology & Cell Science Professors Czyz and Jones recognized as “Future Leaders” in Host-Microbe Interactions

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December 21, 2023

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

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Daniel Czyz, Department Of Microbiology And Cell Science, Melissa Jones, Microbiology, Microbiology And Cell Science
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Silver nanoparticles show promise in fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria


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, Microcell, Nanotechnolgoy, News, Silver
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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, Microcell, 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, Microcell, News, Salmonella
awards and recognitions

Five UF/IFAS faculty members elected AAAS fellows


January 26, 2022

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

Category: UF/IFAS Research
Tags: AAAS Fellows, J. Scott Angle, Katie Sieving, Matias Kirst, Microbiology And Cell Science, Microcell, News, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences, Tony Romeo, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Yuncong Li

Viruses don’t just make you sick. They affect your gut bacteria, too, study finds


January 11, 2022

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

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Gut Bacteria, Mariola Edelmann, Melissa Jones, Microbiology And Cell Science, Microcell, News

Breast milk of mothers who received COVID-19 vaccine contains antibodies that fight illness


August 24, 2021

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

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Covid-19, Joseph Larkin, Microbiology And Cell Science, Microcell, News, Vaccination

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