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UF study reveals how Chlamydia acquires essential nutrients

New work from the lab of Tony Maurelli, associate chair of the department of environmental and global health in UF's College of Public Health and Health Professions, has solved a quirky mystery about parasitic bacteria that cause the sexually-transmitted disease known as Chlamydia.

UF researchers devise new measures of flu immunity

Two UF researchers collaborated with international colleagues to measure how an individual’s immunity to flu is shaped over a lifetime of exposures to multiple influenza viruses. The team devised new metrics to analyze a person’s antibody profile and how it changes over time.

Covid-19’s sneaky spread: half of the transmission is silent

A UF/EPI professor helped develop a model that estimates slightly more than half of COVID-19 transmission is due to people with no symptoms. A third or more of these cases would need to be isolated, in addition to most symptomatic cases, to quell the pandemic.

Harnessing genome editing for Covid-19 drug discovery

A plaque, or area of destroyed cells in a cell culture shows the presence of an active SARS-CoV-2 infection. (Image courtesy of Mike Norris) A University of Florida research team is harnessing the power of genomic editing to illuminate druggable targets in human cells for the fight against…

Needed: a national tick strategy

Findings from a first-ever nationwide survey of tick management methods reveal the most significant roadblocks to creating a uniform, national tick strategy.