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Florida Records Highest Daily Covid-19 Deaths With 217 (July 29, 2020): Florida reported a record number of Covid-19 deaths for July 29th with 217 deaths in a 24-hour period. A new daily record for the state.

Scientists Link ALK Gene to Thinness (June 1, 2020): Scientists have linked to ALK Gene to thinness. Researchers found deactivating gene led to weight loss in mice and fruit flies.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic Information and Resources (February 21, 2020): Here you will find a list of helpful resources for the 2019-2020 coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

CDC Ships Coronavirus Test Kits to Local U.S. Laboratories (February 7, 2020): The CDC has shipped coronavirus test kits to local U.S. laboratories to speed diagnosis of the new disease.

Study Suggests Carrying for a Small Work Plant Can Reduce Stress (January 2, 2020): A new study suggests that carrying for a small work plant like an air plant can help office workers reduce stress.

Take a Warm Bath Before Bedtime for Better Sleep Say Scientists (July 22, 2019): Taking a bath before going to bed can help you get a better night's sleep say scientists.

Drug Resistant C. Auris Fungus Emerges as New Global Health Threat (April 6, 2019): The drug resistant C. Auris fungus is spreading around the globe and killing elderly and people with comprised immune systems.

Study Finds Deer Tick Populations on the Rise in Indiana (May 25, 2018): Ticks that carry Lyme disease and other illnesses are spreading into Indiana and the Midwest states.

Eye Disease Transmitting Oriental Eye Fly Found in China (August 24, 2017): Scientists have found a fly capable of transmitting conjunctivitis and other eye diseases in China for the first. New grass fly species were also discovered.

Australian Teen Left Bleeding After Rare Attack by Sea Fleas (August 7, 2017): An Australian teenager was left with bloody feet after being attacked by sea fleas at an Austrlian beach. He had been wading in the cold water.

Rat Lungworm Found Throughout Florida Say Scientists (June 28, 2017): Researchers from the University of Florida have discovered the rat lungworm nematode is found throughout Florida.

MIT Researchers Develop Technology to Measure Walking Speed Using Wireless Signals (May 4, 2017): MIT researchers develop technology to measure a person's walking speed wirelessly.

World's Largest Banana Collection in Belgium is Adding Potatoes (January 23, 2017): Belgium is home to the world's largest banana collection. It is now expanding into potatoes.

New York City Quarantines Cats to Stop Rare Bird Flu Outbreak (January 13, 2017): New York City has quarantined hundreds of cats to stop a rare bird flu outbreak before it spreads to many other cats.

Study Finds Zika Virus May Also Impact Adult Brain Cells (August 18, 2016): A new study in mice has found that the Zika vrius may also be able to infect human adult brain cells.

Local Zika Virus Transmission Confirmed in Florida (July 29, 2016): An outbreak of Zika vrius has been confirmed in the U.S. for the first time with local transmission in northern Miami.

Two Possible Locally Transmitted Zika Cases in Florida (July 22, 2016): There are two possible cases of Zika contracted through local transmission in Florida.

WHO Report Finds Life Expectancy Increased by 5 Years Since 2000 (May 24, 2016): A WHO report has found that life expectancy has increased by five years since 2000. This is the fastest rise since the 1960s.

Scientists Develop Ingestible Origami Robot (May 16, 2016): Scientists have developed an ingestible origami robot that will unfold inside you.

Scientists Developing Contraceptive Drug That Stops Sperm From Swimming (May 2, 2016): Scientists are developing a contraceptive drug for men that stops sperm from swimming to the egg.





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