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New brain-painting method developed at USF being tested for ADHD treatment

USF computer scientist Marvin Andujar is harnessing the power of concentration and art to develop a new brain-computer interface (BCI) prototype and help study participants use their brain like never before. The goal is to introduce a novel treatment option for individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by tapping directly into their brain activity.

May 20, 2022Research

Hustle and flow: USF studies how water moves in Tampa Bay

Researchers are fine-tuning a model that helped scientists study the effects of last year’s Piney Point release into the bay. Piney Point, though an environmental crisis for the region, proved to be a boost for science—spotlighting the importance of consistent research and offering a unique opportunity to study the consequences of wastewater discharges.

May 19, 2022Research

USF marine researchers gifted $5 million to pursue red tide mitigation efforts

The Center for Red Tide Research at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) in St. Petersburg will receive $5 million of a $14 million pledge made by Gov. Ron DeSantis on May 4 to marine research labs and environmental organizations to support red tide research and mitigate the spread of harmful algal blooms.

May 17, 2022Research

USF students compete in Florida Blue Health Innovation Challenge

Three University of South Florida students — Siegrid Pregartner, Mitchell Harrah, and Frank Nunez — won first and second place and Judge's Choice awards in the ninth annual Florida Blue Health Innovation Challenge. Florida Blue Health Care, one of the largest health care providers in Florida, awarded a total of $23,500 to Florida college students at the April 29 competition.

May 16, 2022Innovation, Student Research

Rogue waves ... in Tampa Bay?

Laura Azevedo is a PhD student at the College of Marine Science. She studies rogue waves in Tampa Bay, which are large, unpredictable and dangerous. She was lead author of a study in the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering that is the first to identify and describe rogue waves in this region.

May 10, 2022Student Research

USF technology identifies locations of mosquitoes and helps eradicate malaria

Technology created by a USF public health researcher is being implemented by insect control agencies throughout Africa and across the Tampa Bay region. Associate Professor Benjamin Jacob created a smartphone app that pairs his algorithm with a drone and satellite images to identify locations of previously unknown mosquito breeding habitats to treat them within the same day.

May 10, 2022Global Research, Health, Research

Graduate students accepted into prestigious History Ph.D. programs in U.S. and England

Morgan Greig will attend the prestigious University of Cambridge in England, and Hannah Tweet will attend top-ranked University of Michigan in Fall 2022. Both are some of the most renowned research universities in the world.

May 9, 2022Research, Student Research

USF tech helping combat malaria and other tropical diseases across the world

Following his success eradicating a major source of malaria, technology created by a USF public health researcher is being implemented by insect control agencies throughout Africa and across the Tampa Bay region. Associate Professor Benjamin Jacob created a smartphone app that pairs his algorithm with a drone and satellite images to identify locations of previously unknown mosquito breeding habitats to treat them within the same day.

May 9, 2022Global Research, Health, Research

St. Petersburg's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute gets $4.8 million for red tide research

The funding is part of a $14 million statewide investment set aside in Governor Ron DeSantis's 2022-23 budget (Tampa Bay Business Journal / paywall).

May 6, 2022Research

DeSantis pledges $14 million to fight red tide in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis pledged millions of dollars in state money Wednesday to combat red tide across the state. Nearly $5 million will go to the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus. And $3 million will go to researching red tide mitigation technology at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota.

May 5, 2022Research

Memory lapses, not neglect, responsible for majority of hot car deaths, research shows

Experts with the University of South Florida say forgetting a child isn't usually a negligence problem, but a memory problem.

May 5, 2022Research

USF researchers uncover misnomer in mental illness recovery

University of South Florida researchers say the findings challenge current stereotypes that many mental health disorders are chronic and prevent well-being.

May 3, 2022Research

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