University of South Florida News
Eight USF faculty members who have led their disciplines in research, innovation and scholarship have been named new Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), one of higher education’s highest honors bestowed by peers.
USF Health and Tampa General Hospital selected to participate in the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine Phase 3 clinical trial
USF Health and Tampa General Hospital have been selected as a site for a clinical trial testing the Novavax NVX-CoV2373 vaccine for COVID-19. They join over 100 research sites expecting to enroll more than 30,000 adult participants as part of the global search for a safe and effective vaccine to prevent COVID-19.
December 3, 2020USF Health
USF research team uncovers significant reason older adults are at increased risk of suffering a heart attack
A team of researchers in the USF Department of Surgery has made a key discovery as to why we become more susceptible to heart disease as we age. The human body, especially the heart, is dependent on the mitochondria, the part of the cell responsible for producing energy to maintain organ function. The protein, Sesn2, is located inside the mitochondria and plays a pivotal role in protecting the heart from stress.
The University of South Florida announced today that it has received a grant from Helios Education Foundation to further the university’s long-standing commitment to student success for underrepresented populations.
December 2, 2020University News
The swirls, eddies, and wavy bands of Jupiter and Saturn may remind us of a soothing, starry, starry night - but they reveal these two gas giants to be stormy, turbulent places. The turbulence produces energy cascades, a non-linear transfer of energy between different scales of motion. These are as fundamental to understanding planetary dynamics as the cardiovascular system is to understanding the human body.
December 2, 2020Research and Innovation
Daily Mail: 'Trench fever' found in teeth of ancient Roman civilians reveals the disease began 2,000 years ago
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USF faculty and staff are deeply engaged in important work regarding diversity and inclusivity, including efforts to enhance supplier diversity, improve health outcomes in communities of color, create greater opportunities for underrepresented students to earn doctoral degrees in STEM fields, and improve police-community relations.