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UF/IFAS Scientists Adapt Household Products to Dupe and Trap Deadly Disease-Carrying Insects in Africa

Mosquitoes transmit malaria, West Nile virus and chikungunya virus. Monitoring these insects is critical to understanding when and where to control them and lessen the risk of human disease. Insect experts the world over use carbon dioxide, the...
2-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Caribbean Spiny Lobsters Create Safe Havens to Avoid Disease

The lobsters create "behavioral immunity" that prevents them from contracting a deadly disease, a key finding for the $50 million a year Florida business, according to a new study co-authored by a UF/IFAS scientist.
1-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Recreational Fish-Catch Data Can Help Save Money in Monitoring Invasive Largemouth Bass

UF/IFAS fisheries Professor Mike Allen says officials could save $1 million a year in monitoring for invasive fish, knowing they can use tournament fish-catch data.
30-Jun-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Muscadine Grape Seed Oil May Help Reduce Obesity

Most of the seeds and skin from grapes used for wine production winds up in waste streams. But UF/IFAS scientists have found that the oil extracted from Muscadine grape seeds produces a form of Vitamin E, which can help reduce fat.
29-Jun-2015 8:05 AM EDT

How Much Water Does It Take to Grow Castor? UF/IFAS Scientists Now Know

University of Florida scientists have discovered how much water castor needs in order to grow in North Florida, a key finding in their efforts to determine the feasibility of producing castor in Florida for the first time since 1972.
22-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Researchers to Testify Before Congress About GMOs

The U.S. House Science Committee will ask two UF/IFAS doctoral students and their supervisor, horticultural sciences Professor Kevin Folta, about genetically modified organisms. Their testimony will be June 25.
22-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Barn Owls Threatened by Africanized Bees in South Florida

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University of Florida IFAS researchers are building new homes for the feral bees to save the birds.
19-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Need to Know What to Spray on Citrus Trees to Keep Bugs at Bay? There’s an App for That!

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UF/IFAS creates phone app to help citrus farmers determine the best pesticide to use in the fight against citrus greening.
18-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

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UF/IFAS Researcher: Americas May be Hit by Catastrophic Banana Disease

A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher warned that a disease that has decimated Cavendish bananas in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia could be headed for the Western Hemisphere.
11-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Tips to Handle Those Rare Florida Tick-Borne Diseases

Not every tick carries the lyme disease pathogen, says UF/IFAS Veterinary Entomologist Phil Kaufman, debunking one myth. Still, Floridians and others can contract tick-borne diseases, and he offers advice on dealing with them.
18-May-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Sticking with a Healthy Heart Plan

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Only one in six people successfully stay with a diet and exercise regimen that leads to better health. But because it's American Heart Month, a UF/IFAS expert offers tips on how to eat and exercise for the long term.
6-Feb-2015 9:00 AM EST

A UF/IFAS Expert Can Answer Your Questions on How Chikungunya Is Transmitted

26-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

The Call for Normalized Relations with Cuba: An Economic Perspective

Professor William Messina with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is an expert on Cuba's economy.
17-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Spiders 101

UF/IFAS Entomologist Dr. Lisa Taylor explains why these fascinating creatures are good to have around.
4-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Preventing and Dealing with a Head-Scratching Problem -- Lice

8-Sep-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Vacation on a Budget

A fun family vacation does not have to break the bank - University of Florida/IFAS Financial Expert Dr. Micheal Gutter explains how to have fun in the sun without going in the red.
23-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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