The U.S. government has recruited an elite team of University of Florida researchers for a crucial mission: to develop a new antibiotic to counter deadly pathogens.
Unlocking VR's potential for autistic people
With ASD diagnoses on the rise — affecting 1 in 36 children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — using technology to better serve young people with autism could have sweeping impacts on education, employment and independent living. One group is putting people with ASD in c…
New Focus for Small Satellites
The University of Florida spinoff company Satlantis leverages deep-space astronomy technology to provide solutions closer to home. Story with images: https://explore.research.ufl.edu/satellite-mounted-telescopes-get-a-new-focus-earth.html
After a near-fatal accident, Anita Marshall faced daunting odds to finish the fieldwork required for her degree. Now a University of Florida professor, she launched a fully accessible #NSFfunded field course that's removing barriers to STEM careers for students with disabilities. To see this story …
No Time to be Patient
University of Florida genetics doctoral student Shandra Trantham embarked on a mission to cure her rare disease. Now she’s finding answers for one that’s even rarer. Story and photos: https://explore.research.ufl.edu/no-time-to-be-patient.html
Drawing on decades of taste test data, University of Florida horticultural scientists are leveraging artificial intelligence to predict which new fruit varieties consumers will love, bringing tastier produce to our tables faster. Story and photos: https://explore.research.ufl.edu/heres-how-ai-coul…
Jaws of Life
A University of Florida evolutionary biologist is studying how sharks regenerate teeth, and if they could provide insights into how humans might regenerate teeth, and other body parts. Story and images: https://explore.research.ufl.edu/could-sharks-teach-us-how-to-grow-new-teeth.html
Revealing the Ancestry "Blind Spot"
Engineering and anthropology researchers at the University of Florida are leading a call to ensure that the cells used in biomedical research are as diverse as the people who stand to benefit from new treatments. Story with photos: https://explore.research.ufl.edu/revealing-the-ancestry-blind-spot.…
University of Florida geneticist Eric Wang has spent his career seeking treatments for a form of muscular dystrophy that has impacted several members of his family, including his father. Story with photos: https://explore.research.ufl.edu/this-geneticists-goal-cure-the-disease-that-runs-in-his-fami…
University of Florida scholars are digitizing and transcribing hundreds of hours of interviews conducted during the 1960s and ‘70s with Native Americans throughout the Southeast so they can be preserved, shared and repatriated to their subjects’ tribes. Story with photos: https://explore.research.u…