Dr. Dinglasan works in the lab

“Spit here, please.”

Dr. Rhoel Dinglasan explains why a new diagnostic test for malaria developed by him and his colleagues at the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute could be a game-changer.

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Helpful bacterium shown to fortify newborns’ immune system in animal model

“This establishes that specific strains of a probiotic bacterium can mobilize immunity to enhance the health of newborns,” said. Dr. Mansour Mohamadzadeh

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Dr. Dinglasan poses in lab coat

New saliva-based test detects malaria before symptoms appear

An easy-to-use saliva test to screen for the parasite that causes malaria has been developed by a team of researchers led by a University of Florida scientist.

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Fin-tastic Turnout

UF Wildlife and Aquatic Veterinary Disease Laboratory (WAVDL) out in force at the International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health. Ten members of the Wildlife and Aquatic Veterinary Disease Laboratory (WAVDL) […]

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Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology

The mission of the Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology is to acquire, advance, and disseminate knowledge in the fields of parasitology, microbiology, immunology, epidemiology, and other disciplines that will help identify, control, and prevent animal disease and/or contribute to public health. We pursue this mission through teaching, research, and service activities at the state, national, and international levels.