Obesity and other metabolic diseases are major global health issues that are generally thought to be determined by family genes.
Scientists studying the chemical composition of weathered oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill published their recent findings.
March 2012. Dr. Kendra Daly and Leslie Schwierzke-Wade at the University of South Florida (USF) are leading a group of researchers from the USF College of Marine Science and the Florida Wildlife Research Institute to assess the impact of oil on the food web in Gulf waters off the Florida coast. Their team includes four graduate students.
To combat last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill, nearly 800,000 gallons of chemical dispersant were injected directly into the oil and gas flow coming out of the wellhead nearly one mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico.