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Staph-free space, UF/IFAS researchers work to improve astronaut health

Staph is commonly found in the nose and on skin, but after long durations in space, may be a risk factor for serious infection Astronauts must remain healthy throughout space missions. But when the missions… Read More

Life in space – UF/IFAS faculty awarded three grants for further exploration

The NASA Biological and Physical Sciences Division’s Space Biology Program recently announced 18 grants that will advance our understanding of how living systems respond to life in space. Three of those grants were awarded to… Read More

The Tree that Links UF, the Moon, and Hurricane Irma

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After a priceless tree at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex was lost during Hurricane Irma, UF/IFAS scientists provided an “out-of-this-world” donation to continue its legacy. In 1971, a seed… Read More

UF study: Some Earth bacteria survive and grow at extremely low pressure; may aid Mars research

Captions at bottom. Click here and here for high resolution versions. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered for the first time that some Earth bacteria can live under the same low pressure… Read More

Plants in space: Gravity not needed to orient root growth, UF researchers find

Click here for high resolution version. Caption below. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Plant growth is not as dependent on gravity as previously thought, according to new research from the University of Florida. In a study published… Read More

Sept. 18 Science Cafe talk will focus on UF/IFAS space biology research

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Two University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty will lead the first Science Café of the fall, titled “Going Boldly:… Read More