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.
Recent PostsTuesday, June 23, 2015
Sanford-Burnham has received a gift of $100 million from prominent San Diego developer, philanthropist, and Sanford-Burnham honorary trustee Conrad Prebys. This is the largest donation ever made by Prebys and will be used to further implement the Institute’s 10-year strategic vision to accelerate the delivery of innovative new treatments that will have a tangible impact on improving human health. ..Read More ⇒Saturday, June 20, 2015
USF researcher helps identify host factor essential for malaria parasite to infect human red blood cells
Red blood cells are a prime target for infection by the malaria parasite, but the absence of a nucleus containing DNA in red blood cells hinders genetic research to understand how these cells act as host cells. ..Read More ⇒Saturday, June 20, 2015
USF is one of only 18 universities nationally to receive the APLU designation this year. ..Read More ⇒Saturday, June 20, 2015
For the first time, researchers from the University of North Florida and the University of Sheffield, U.K., have discovered that working memory helps children tell better lies. ..Read More ⇒Friday, June 19, 2015
Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Discover Mechanism Leading to BRAF Inhibitor Resistance in Melanoma Patients
The development of targeted therapies has significantly improved the survival of melanoma patients over the last decade; however, patients often relapse because many therapies do not kill all of the tumor cells, and the remaining cells adapt to treatment and become resistant. ..Read More ⇒
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