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Study uncovers gut bacteria differences in children who later develop juvenile idiopathic arthritis


July 5, 2023

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

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Angelica Ahrens, Eric Triplett, Gut Microbiome, Microbiology And Cell Science, Microcell, News
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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

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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New UF research sets stage for development of salmonella vaccine


May 6, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Mariola Edelmann, Microbiology And Cell Science, Microcell, News, Salmonella

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