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An underwater coral restoration growth. Photo: University of Konstanz/Anna Rolk.

USF coral researcher joins with international colleagues in identifying better ways to save the world’s reefs

In the race to save the world’s fragile corals from climate change and disease, USF Department of Integrative Biology Assistant Professor John Parkinson is among an international group of scientists looking for better ways to restore damaged reefs. In new research published Tuesday in the journal Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, the team makes its case for nature-based approaches that give coral colonies a boost in their fight to survive warming seas.

October 12, 2021Research and Innovation

location of pilot studies

USF-led team awarded NSF grant to link the green and blue economies

USF engineers and marine scientists will work with blue-green “frontline” communities to co-develop a platform for exchanging information that improves public health, environmental quality and the economy.

October 8, 2021Research and Innovation

Graphic that shows corona discharge's impact on N95 face masks

USF invention addresses worldwide mask shortage and pollution concerns

Technology created at USF could be the key to safely reusing disposable face masks. Researchers have figured out a way to rapidly disinfect and electrostatically recharge N95 respirators, recovering their original filtration efficiency and protection capability against COVID-19 and other airborne diseases.

October 6, 2021Research and Innovation

Assistant Professor Ashwin Parthasarathy and PhD student Arindam Biswas

USF Medical Technology Startup SPKL Wins Coveted Cade Prize I USF News

New technology created by a USF College of Engineering team to precisely measure blood flow in the body’s tissues — allowing for more accurate medical assessments of strokes, brain injuries and a wide range of diseases — has won the Cade Prize for Innovation, one of the Florida’s top awards for invention.

October 4, 2021Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

Museum exhibit to feature cold case homicide victims and the USF forensic anthropologists working to identify them

A team of scientists from the University of South Florida is looking to the public for help identifying and solving the homicides of 20 individuals. The cold cases will be featured in “The Art of Forensics” exhibit at the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center in Tampa throughout October.

October 1, 2021Research and Innovation

The Eucovent prototype

USF students create lifesaving medical innovation to help end worldwide ventilator shortage

Biomedical engineering graduates from the University of South Florida are receiving national accolades for a prototype device that may help solve the critical shortage of lifesaving ventilators seen around the world throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 27, 2021Research and Innovation

Cade prize candidates Ashwin Parthasarathy and Karthik Sriram

Meet USF’s Cade Prize Candidate: Startup SPKL unites old friends in a quest to develop new medical technology

A friendship formed in middle school a half a world away is the foundation for a new USF startup working to bring better blood flow measurement technology to market.

September 22, 2021Research and Innovation

Aurelia montyi jellyfish.

New jellyfish species named after FIO director, USF professor

His expertise in jellyfish is so renowned, Monty Graham, director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography and professor of integrative biology at USF, has a new species of jellyfish bearing his name – the Aurelia montyi.

September 17, 2021Research and Innovation

NEWgenerator on a forklift at USF

Commercialization of USF-invented sanitation system set to begin

The latest version of the USF-invented NEWgenerator is on its way to South Africa to begin the process of entering mass production. The solar-powered machine generates nutrients, energy and water by safely recovering them from human wastewater – a technology built to address global sanitation concerns.

September 15, 2021Research and Innovation

Four children carry plastic containers on their heads while walking on a dirt path.

USF professor invited to join UN and UNESCO advisory group on genocide education in Africa

Due to his depth and breadth of knowledge in the field of Holocaust and genocide studies, Edward Kissi, associate professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies, has been invited by the United Nations (UN) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to become a member of their Advisory Group on Genocide Education in Africa.

September 14, 2021Research and Innovation

Two children stand around a computer

USF research team awarded Library of Congress grant to promote visual literacy and historical inquiry with young children

The Library of Congress grant will fund a project designed to strengthen the skills of early childhood teachers in supporting preschoolers’ exploratory learning and play-based inquiry using community-based historical photographs.

September 10, 2021Research and Innovation

Riffatul Islam, USF Sarasota-Manatee campus governor

Twenty years: USF community reflects on the 9/11 terrorist attacks and how the tragedy has shaped countless careers

From expertise in anti-terrorism to veterans services and providing sustained medical treatment to survivors, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have shaped countless careers at USF.

September 8, 2021Research and Innovation, University News

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