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Tooth plaque from ancient skeleton offers new insight into human evolution

Fossilized plaque scraped from the teeth of a 4,500-year-old skeleton discovered by University of South Florida professors is helping to unlock the secrets of what ancient humans ate and how our species evolved.

May 10, 2021Research and Innovation

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USF team uses new neuroimaging technique to study physiological effects of brain stimulation to treat depression

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or rTMS, was FDA approved in 2008 as a safe and effective noninvasive treatment for severe depression resistant to antidepressant medications. A small coil positioned near the scalp generates repetitive, pulsed magnetic waves that pass through the skull and stimulate brain cells to relieve symptoms of depression. The procedure has few side effects and is typically prescribed as an alternative or supplemental therapy when multiple antidepressant medications and/or psychotherapy do not work.

May 4, 2021Research and Innovation, USF Health

The first cohort of students in the Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training program

New EPA-funded program at USF helps Tampa residents secure careers in the environmental sector

The first cohort of participants to enroll in the Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training program has graduated with valuable training and certifications in workplace safety and hazardous waste cleanup. The program is a collaboration between the USF Center for Brownfields Research & Redevelopment and the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa.

May 14, 2021University News

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