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USF epidemiologist: vaccination rate must double to slow transmission of COVID-19

The slackening of vaccinations is leading to a large resurgence of COVID-19 infections in Florida. New data shows that there’s been a 70 percent drop in the rate of people getting vaccinated in Hillsborough County since April (USF Newsroom).

July 23, 2021Health, Research

USF Team Publishes Research Establishing the Ability of the Electronic “Bull Nose” to Detect COVID-19

The USF team behind the Bull Nose COVID-19 device publishes its research in two leading journals.

July 21, 2021Research

New USF Institute for Microbiomes created to advance human and environmental health

Based at USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, the new USF Institute for Microbiomes builds upon an ambitious microbiome initiative begun two years ago. That USF Initiative on Microbiomes has sparked interdisciplinary collaborations across the university to better understand how the diverse collections of microorganisms, unique to each person, might be exploited to benefit human health.

July 21, 2021Health, Research

Microsoft backs USF tech that identifies emerging diseases

The University of South Florida has launched a project sponsored by Microsoft to help tackle the threat of emerging infectious diseases (Tampa Bay Inno).

July 21, 2021Health, Innovation, Research

Seminole Tribe, USF Sustainable Tourism and USF Access 3D Lab preserve history at Egmont Key

A multidisciplinary team from USF's Patel College of Global Sustainability and Access 3D Lab is racing against time to preserve the rapidly disappearing island by documenting endangered spaces and 3D-scanning historic sites to reconstruct in augmented-reality virtual realms. (83 Degrees).

July 20, 2021Innovation

USF Receives $70M To Continue Research Into Causes Of Diabetes

The researchers are looking at how a variety of external risk factors, like diet, stress and exposure to pollution or viruses, can help cause Type 1 diabetes (WUSF).

July 16, 2021Health, Research

USF Receives $70M To Continue Research Into Causes Of Diabetes

Jeffrey Krischer, director of USF’s Health Informatics Institute and lead researcher on the study, has been examining the disease for nearly 20 years (Health News Florida).

July 16, 2021Health, Research

USF-developed AI system unites global agencies to identify emerging infectious diseases, receives support from Microsoft

Leadership in providing with the public consistent projections of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations has prompted the launch of a USF-led global modeling project sponsored by Microsoft that can ultimately help scientists more swiftly identify and respond to the threat of emerging infectious diseases (USF Newsroom).

July 14, 2021Global Research, Health, Research

Startup City: University of South Florida’s role in the innovation ecosystem

USF is already playing a major role in regional innovation, and the university is working toward closer connections with entrepreneurs, investors and others with a creative, can-do approach to business and social problems (St. Pete Catalyst).

July 13, 2021Innovation

USF awarded four-year, $69.9 million NIH grant to continue type 1 diabetes research

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of South Florida total expected funds of $69.9 million over the next four years to continue the follow-up of study participants in The Environment Determinants of Diabetes in The Young consortium (USF Newsroom).

July 13, 2021Health, Research

USF receives $69.9 Million NIH funding to continue study on type 1 diabetes

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the University of South Florida total expected funds of $69.9 million over the next four years to continue the follow-up of study participants in The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in The Young (TEDDY) consortium (News-Medical.net).

July 13, 2021Health, Research

New robots see it all: ocean whirlpools, carbon gas absorption, icebergs, and more

USF researchers are using autonomous vehicles to study how the ocean is responding to climate change. In 2020 they landed a $1.1 million NSF proposal -- the first time NSF is leveraging ocean drones instead of ships (USF College of Marine Science).

July 12, 2021Global Research, Research

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