UF professor of pediatric research Roland W. Herzog describes his research using plants that have specified human proteins in their leaves as a therapy to help people with hemophilia who develop antibodies against the clotting factor and experience an allergic reaction to the treatment that can prolong their lives.
UF entomology professor Philip Koehler and doctoral student Brittany Campbell discuss the discovery in a South Florida home of the tropical bedbug, an insect that hasn’t been seen in the U.S. in more than 70 years.
More than 34,000 students vied for application to UF for summer and fall semesters of 2017, a nearly 8 percent increase over last year’s total of 32,026; UF admitted 13,214 students for a 38 percent acceptance rate, compared with last year’s acceptance rate of 42.5 percent.
Catherine Eastman, sea turtle program coordinator for UF’s Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, says pollution may be the reason why half of the 94 cold-stunned sea turtles found at the Upper Laguna Madre and Corpus Christi are afflicted with a herpes virus specific to sea turtles.
UF biologist Frank Mazzotti is working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission – along with Irula tribesmen from India, renowned for their ability to catch snakes – to detect and remove invasive snakes discovered earlier this year with the aid of specially trained dogs in the Florida Keys.
Michelle Cardel, assistant professor in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy at the UF College of Medicine, observes that the country’s healthiest cities are places that make exercise easier by providing access to trails, green spaces, parks, swimming pools, fresh food and clean air.
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Cynthia Barnett, environmental journalist in residence at UF’s College of Journalism and Communications, writes that nature tells the truth, regardless of “alternative facts” or censorship of scientific matters.
UF plant biologists Anna-Lisa Paul and Robert Ferl discuss their preparations for a UF Space Plants Lab experiment designed to answer the question of how plants change and how their genes adapt while in space.
UF Levin College of Law professor Mark Fenster, who authored a book on the role of conspiracy theories in American culture, asserts that it’s equally pure speculation to say Trump believes the false claims he makes as it is to say he doesn’t and that he’s merely using the claims as a way to distract the public’s attention.
Morris Hylton, director of UF’s historic preservation program, discusses the three days he spent helping federal authorities record damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.
UF political science professor and early-voting expert Michael McDonald claims that this election may result in a very close finish, forcing it to go into “overtime” and causing rifts within the United States.
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