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Dr. Joseph Tyndall, interim dean of the UF College of Medicine, gets his flu vaccine in September.

Flu Fighter

Researchers believe that over 50 million people worldwide died in the 1918 flu pandemic, making it possibly worse than even the Black Death that began in the 14th century. Could another...
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Egypt Illustrates Global Food Security Issues

Scientists, including many at the University of Florida, are trying to figure out how to feed 10 billion people worldwide by 2050. As they do, some UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences...
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Irrigation doesn’t have to use fresh water

University of Florida scientists will work with  growers to encourage their use of alternatives to fresh water by using new smart irrigation systems. This way, growers can lower their risk of...
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Military seeks warning of human migrations

Natural and agricultural disasters can lead to massive human migrations, and a University of Florida scientist will lead a group that will improve our ability to predict the patterns of those...
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New electron microscope scans in real time

When famed physicists Max Knoll and Ernst Ruska first introduced the transmission electron microscope (TEM) in 1933, it allowed researchers to peer inside cells, microorganisms and particles that...
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Snagging card skimmers: NYPD testing UF device

Credit card skimmers – electronic devices criminals stick on ATMs and gas pumps to secretly suck up your sensitive financial information – may have finally met their match. UF researchers have...
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Tiny nematode guides hearing research

The worm could hardly be more different from the scientists studying it. Caenorhabditis elegans is a nematode the size of a pencil point with a mere 959 cells. The cell count in the average human...
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New antibiotics to target bacteria

UF Health researchers are developing new antibiotic drug combinations to attack one of the world’s deadliest superbugs. The superbug Acinetobacter baumannii, or A. baumannii, is a bacterial...
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UF History Professor Wins Pulitzer

History professor Jack E. Davis won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in History for his book “The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea,” the Pulitzer Prize Board announced in April. “Jack’s considerable...
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