Sometimes it’s the little things that matter most. That’s definitely the case for endangered and threatened seagrass ecosystems according to a new study. Little clams living in the soil of seagrass beds consume toxic sulfides that accumulate in the silty sediments and turn what should be a toxic soup into a healthy aquatic environment where communities of fish, clams and shrimp thrive. The study, a collaboration between a University of Florida researcher and a team of Netherland scientists, appears in the June 15 edition of the journal Science.
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The University of Central Florida and a group of students who make free 3D-printed limbs for children announced Monday a new partnership that will expand the scope of their work and change the world. ..Read More ⇒Tuesday, April 21, 2015
For some, hands-on learning means a field trip. For others, it means working with decomposing corpses under the hot Florida sun. USF may soon have a new facility dedicated to studying the decomposition of human bodies in Florida’s natural environment. ..Read More ⇒Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes could come down to our genes, according to a study carried out on twins and co-authored by a University of Florida scientist. ..Read More ⇒Tuesday, April 21, 2015
For decades, frustrated parents and teachers have barked at fidgety children with ADHD to “Sit still and concentrate!” But new research conducted at UCF shows that if you want ADHD kids to learn, you have to let them squirm. ..Read More ⇒Monday, April 20, 2015
While many scientific discoveries happen after years of research, some breakthroughs can happen when least expected. USF graduate student Michele Parry noticed a trend that even her professors missed. Cancer mutations happen more frequently in larger genes than smaller genes. This finding merited a published paper with her name listed first — a rare feat for a master’s student. ..Read More ⇒
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