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USF Students and Faculty Head to Iowa to Study 2020 Caucuses

Five University of South Florida students from communication, mass communication and political science disciplines will travel to Iowa next week to participate in a unique field research experience ahead of the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses.

January 23, 2020Research and Innovation

Karen Diaz-Serrano, a doctoral student in the College of Arts and Sciences, works packing boxes at Feeding Tampa Bay

USF Partners with Feeding Tampa Bay to Open New Center Focused on Food Security

In an effort to address the role of food insecurity on health and well-being, the University of South Florida is set to open its new Center for the Advancement of Food Security and Health Communities (CAFSHC).

January 17, 2020Research and Innovation

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Five USF Faculty Members Recognized with Excellence in Innovation Awards

From chemistry to computer science and clean water, these faculty members are some of USF’s top innovators.

January 15, 2020Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation, University News

Large tabular icebergs located between Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf and the A-68 ice island, which calved off of the Larsen C last year, as seen on a NASA Operation IceBridge mission on Oct. 16, 2018.

New Iron Release Pathway Discovered in Antarctic Sediment Core Study

Scientists at the USF College of Marine Science, in collaboration with scientists in Korea, have discovered a new pathway by which reduced iron may be sourced to the oceans in normal climate conditions. They report their results in Nature Communication.

January 15, 2020Research and Innovation

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Neuroscientists Discover Brain Pressure Controls Eye Pressure, Revealing New Avenues for Glaucoma Treatment

Researchers at the University of South Florida have discovered a novel feedback pathway from the brain to the eye that modulates eye pressure – a significant advancement in the effort to diagnose and treat glaucoma.

January 13, 2020Research and Innovation

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Pretrial Publicity Hinders Prosecutors’ Ability to Prove Guilt

Media coverage is more likely to influence jurors to vote for acquittal than for conviction. This new finding challenges arguments that pretrial publicity is of greater concern to defendants due to their Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial.

January 9, 2020Research and Innovation

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Federal Data Undercounts Fatal Overdose Deaths Caused by Specific Drugs

Fatal misuse of specific drugs is a bigger problem than federal statistics make them appear, especially in Florida. According to data collected by a researcher at the University of South Florida, between 2008 and 2017, roughly one-in-three overdose deaths in Florida caused by opioids were not reported by the federal government.

January 7, 2020Research and Innovation

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USF-Botswana Collaborative Research Project to Develop a Portable Energy Source for Rural Africa

Eight undergraduate seniors and juniors from the University of South Florida (USF) have been selected for a challenging and rewarding research program funded by the National Science Foundation. The objective of the project is to develop a renewable energy source based on a novel scientific concept, with the goal of making basic commodities accessible to rural and tribal villages in Africa.

January 6, 2020Research and Innovation, University News

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Federally Funded Technology Eases Fears for Riders Too Nervous to Take the Bus

A popular tool used in the public transportation industry has entered a new era of GPS capabilities by providing hyper-specific navigation to new transit riders and passengers with visual impairments or cognitive disabilities.

December 18, 2019Research and Innovation

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Amazon Alexa Transit Skill Upgraded by USF Engineer

An engineer with the USF Center for Urban Transportation Research is working with Amazon to upgrade its voice personalization feature for public transit.

December 11, 2019Research and Innovation

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Unexpected Viral Behavior Linked to Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Children

New results from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study show an association between prolonged enterovirus infection and the development of autoimmunity to the insulin-producing pancreatic beta-cells that precedes type 1 diabetes.

December 2, 2019Research and Innovation, USF Health

The patent-pending seafloor geodesy system is an anchored spar buoy topped by high precision Global Positioning System (GPS).

USF Geoscientists Develop Technology to Improve Forecasting of Earthquakes, Tsunamis

University of South Florida geoscientists have successfully developed and tested a new high-tech shallow water buoy that can detect the small movements and changes in the Earth’s seafloor that are often a precursor to deadly natural hazards, like earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.

November 21, 2019Research and Innovation

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