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 PostsWednesday, April 23, 2014
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers say clinical trials for a new experimental drug to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are very promising. Patients treated with CPX-351, a combination of the chemotherapeutic drugs cytarabine and daunorubicin, are showing better responses than patients treated with the standard drug formulation. ..Read More ⇒Wednesday, April 23, 2014
How FIU stepped forward to bring the world’s only underwater ocean laboratory back into operation and advance marine science research around the world. ..Read More ⇒Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a protein complex that plays a critical but previously unknown role in learning and memory formation. ..Read More ⇒Monday, April 21, 2014
A Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s and VA Hospital/University of South Florida team created the antiviral therapy, which harnesses the power of stapled peptide and nanoparticle technologies to thwart the respiratory virus. ..Read More ⇒Friday, April 18, 2014
As technology progresses, the future may soon be limited only by human ingenuity, as modern marvels, such as 3D printing, become more widely available. Soon, printers could produce full 3D replications of tools, sculptures and even human organs, said Howard Kaplan, a visualization specialist at USF’s Advanced Visualization Center (AVC). ..Read More ⇒
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