University of Florida lepidopterist Andrei Sourakov has spent his life’s work studying moths and butterflies. But it was his teenage daughter, Alexandra, who led research on how color impacts butterflies’ feeding patterns. The research shows different species exhibit unique foraging behaviors, and the study may be used to build more effective, species-specific synthetic lures for understanding pollinators, insects on which humans depend for sustaining many crops.
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Researchers at the USF College of Public Health have begun exploratory research examining HIV/AIDS in indigenous populations in Ecuador, Panama and Belize. ..Read More ⇒Saturday, February 06, 2016
New research from a University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science-led science team provides new insight into one of the world’s most diverse and extensive ecosystems of living microbes. ..Read More ⇒Friday, February 05, 2016
Most people think about an infectious disease like the flu only when it knocks them flat. Or they worry about a deadly virus like Ebola after it shows up in the headlines. But scientists at the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute are always anticipating the next possible epidemic, tracking viruses and bacteria that can trigger a fast-moving chain of infection. Then the team at EPI tries to stop them. ..Read More ⇒Friday, February 05, 2016
For the first time since 1905, the Momotombo volcano in Nicaragua erupted in December 2015. The eruption began on Dec. 1. A team of USF researchers made it to the volcano on Dec. 6, and on Dec. 7, it exploded in front of them. These researchers are currently monitoring the recently active volcano using radar equipment and lava flow models. ..Read More ⇒Friday, February 05, 2016
Researchers will work to define the mechanisms governing how cells decide whether to become a mature cell or whether to die. Their work will shed light on how to make transplantable tissues to cure diseases. ..Read More ⇒
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