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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.

December 3, 2020Research and Innovation, USF Health

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Helios Education Foundation awards grant to USF to help grow Black student enrollment

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

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Scientists discover new way to measure turbulence of large planets and exoplanets

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

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