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USF researcher, Erin Kimmerle, PhD, examines bone fragments potentially belonging to Amelia Earhart

USF Forensic Anthropologist Testing Human Remains Believed to Potentially Belong to Amelia Earhart

USF forensic anthropologist Erin Kimmerle will be featured in an upcoming documentary produced by National Geographic about aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during an attempt to fly across the world.

A stock photograph of a crime scene

Population Shift Resulting in Fewer Homicides

The international homicide rate has dropped 20 percent since 1990 and a new study concludes it’s likely not due to changes in domestic policies or current events.

A CARIACO team recovers the buoy that housed the Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP). Data from the ADCP revealed a daily migration of fish into and out of the anoxic waters in the morning and evening.

21-Year CARIACO Ocean Time Series Ends

Scientists in Venezuela and the United States established the CARIACO Ocean Time Series program, one of the longest running oceanographic studies in the world, in the Cariaco Basin, Venezuela, in 1995 – a year when the “Macarena” was a dance party favorite, U.S. postage stamps cost $.32, and the web browser Netscape debuted. It was a long time ago.

A research participant wearing a brain wave monitoring device

Do You Actually “Read” a Menu? New USF Lab Partners with Major Corporations to Get Inside the Minds of Consumers

A new lab established at the University of South Florida Muma College of Business is bringing together the findings of lab-based research and the practical know-how of sales and marketing.

USF graduate student Kyutae Ahn looking at data maps of homes in the Bahamas

Developing Digital Tools to Help Hurricane Dorian Recovery Efforts

Just days after Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, researchers at the University of South Florida were working to develop digital tools to aid in the recovery efforts across some of the hardest hit areas.

A CT Scan of a cerebral infraction stroke

Medical Management vs. Mechanical Thrombectomy for Mild Strokes: Same Safety and Effectiveness

USF Health was part of an international multicenter study analyzing patient outcomes when treating mild stroke deficits caused by an obstructed large brain vessel.

A microscope image of neutrophil cells

Super-Sized Surveillance

Body size shapes mammal immune defenses according to new paper co-authored by USF College of Public Health researcher.

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Hurricane Exposure Increases Short and Long-Term Mortality Rates for Diabetics

Researchers at the University of South Florida say diabetics displaced by Hurricane Katrina are still being impacted 10 years later.

A photo of Antarctica

Malaria Could Be Felled by an Antarctic Sea Sponge

The frigid waters of the Antarctic may yield a treatment for a deadly tropical disease that affects populations in some of the hottest places on earth. Current medications for that scourge — malaria — are becoming less effective as drug resistance spreads.

Prahathees Eswara, PhD, an assistant professor in the University of South Florida’s Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology

USF Researcher Awarded NIH Outstanding Investigator Grant for Understanding and Limiting Bacterial Proliferation

Prahathees Eswara, PhD, an assistant professor in the University of South Florida’s Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology, has recently been awarded an Outstanding Investigator grant from the National Institute of Health. He is the first faculty member from USF to receive this prestigious award.

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Stroke Patients Relearning how to Walk with Peculiar Shoe

A USF-patented device is helping stroke patients get back on their feet.

Microplastic viewed beneath a microscope. Credit: Cypress Hansen

New Study Reveals Four Billion Particles of Microplastics in Tampa Bay Waters

A new study from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and Eckerd College estimates the waters of Tampa Bay contain four billion particles of microplastics, raising new questions about the impact of pollution on marine life in this vital ecosystem.

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