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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

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

Joan Reid, a criminology professor, speaks at a podium during the grand opening of The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Risk to Resilience Research Lab

Grand opening of new research lab to combat human trafficking in Florida

Researchers, legislators and law enforcement leaders came together at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus to celebrate the grand opening of a research lab devoted to studying human trafficking in the state.

September 16, 2021University News

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22 USF Faculty Members Recognized with Outstanding Research Achievements Awards

The pandemic could not divert USF’s top faculty researchers from making big discoveries that shape our understanding of the past, present and future.

August 16, 2021Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

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USF researchers report on progress of COVID-19 seed grants

A year after USF created the Pandemic Response Research Network and funded three rounds of seed grants to kickstart research into the challenges presented by the pandemic, research and innovations produced in the unprecedented effort continue to take shape.

July 12, 2021Research and Innovation

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Florida High Tech Corridor Program Matches Emerging USF Talent, Startups & Industry

From autonomous vehicles to drug development to cybersecurity, USF researchers exploring new frontiers in these rapidly expanding fields are part of a larger mosaic of innovation that extends across the state through the Florida High Tech Corridor.

June 22, 2021Research and Innovation

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USF inventors post record patent numbers, ranking in the nation’s top 10 university producers

Annual ranking from the National Academy of Inventors and International Property Owners Association is a key measure of global innovation.

June 15, 2021Research and Innovation

Food on a table

See before you smell: New study explains why you should look at your food before casting judgment

The order in which your senses interact with food has a tremendous impact on how much you like it. That’s the premise of a new study led by the University of South Florida (USF). The findings published in the “Journal of Consumer Psychology” show that food tastes better if you see it before smelling it.

April 14, 2021Research and Innovation

Mosquitoes used by Dr. Adams and his team to study malaria parasites are kept in secure containers in an insectary at US

USF Health-led global team searches for vaccine to prevent P. vivax malaria

With the support of a five-year, $4.86-million National Institutes of Health grant, Distinguished University/USF Health Professor John Adams, PhD, leads a team of international researchers focused on accelerating the discovery of a vaccine against Plasmodium vivax malaria, a major global health problem.

April 12, 2021USF Health

USF researchers hold up a mosquito and smart phone to demonstrate their new artificial intelligence technology that will help fight mosquito-borne diseases.

USF researchers develop new technologies to fight mosquito-borne diseases

USF researchers have been awarded a $900,000, four-year grant from the National Science Foundation to use artificial intelligence to fight mosquito-borne diseases. Ryan Carney, assistant professor of integrative biology, and Sriram Chellappan, professor of computer science and engineering, will lead a multi-disciplinary effort to collect data through smartphone apps such as NASA’s GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper.

October 13, 2020Research and Innovation

A drawking of the bird-like dinosaur, Archaeopteryx

Dinosaur feather study debunked

A new study provides substantial evidence that the first fossil feather ever to be discovered does belong to the iconic Archaeopteryx, a bird-like dinosaur named in Germany on this day in 1861.

September 30, 2020Research and Innovation

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