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Tampa General Hospital, USF Health 3D nasal test swab creation shared internationally

A creation to help combat the coronavirus from USF Health and Tampa General Hospital is now helping people across the world (ABC News).

October 21, 2020Health, Innovation, Research

Breathalyzer-style rapid COVID-19 test developed by USF researchers

The “Bull Nose” electronic device is one of 42 COVID-19 research projects funded by the COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Grants program to create an accurate, nonintrusive rapid COVID-19 test (USF Oracle).

October 20, 2020Health, Innovation, Research

Johns Hopkins, USF team up to research why people are hesitant to get COVID-19 vaccine

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida are launching a new project to figure out why some people are hesitant about getting a COVID-19 vaccine. (ABC News).

October 20, 2020Health, Research

Sleep health dictates success of practicing mindfulness

Sleeping an extra 29 minutes each night can be the key to improving mindfulness, a critical resource that has benefits for daily well-being and work performance (USF Newsroom).

October 19, 2020Health, Research

USF and NOAA to launch world-class cooperative ocean mapping center

The University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science has been awarded a five-year, $9 million cooperative agreement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Coast Survey to launch the Center for Ocean Mapping and Innovative Technologies (USF Newsroom).

October 16, 2020Innovation, Research

USF receives nearly $1M to use AI to fight mosquito-borne viruses

The University of South Florida has received a $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to use artificial intelligence to fight mosquito-borne diseases. Researchers will collect data through smartphone apps, uploading images of mosquitos that will then be identified with their species and potential to transmit viruses (Tampa Bay Business Journal).

October 15, 2020Innovation, Research

USF researchers exploring what human physiology can tell us about how animals cope with stress

How we respond to stress has been a source of scientific research since the term was introduced more than 70 years ago. While the analysis of human stress response has provided valuable insight, new work from University of South Florida researchers is offering a novel perspective on how other vertebrates may regulate flexibility in coping with stress (USF Newsroom).

October 15, 2020Research

USF, Johns Hopkins All Children’s investigate why people might say no to a Covid vaccine

Social media could hold important clues as to why some people would hesitate to get vaccinated for Covid-19, according to a University of South Florida researcher (St. Pete Catalyst).

October 14, 2020Health, Research

USF develops comprehensive coronavirus map detailing ZIP codes, nursing homes and on-campus cases

After launching a coronavirus-tracking map at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the University of South Florida now not only wants to track cases but help organizations and the general public see the bigger picture (Tampa Bay Business Journal).

October 14, 2020Health, Innovation, Research

Sleep health dictates success of practicing mindfulness

A study led by the University of South Florida found better sleep improves next-day mindfulness, which in turn, reduces sleepiness during the day (EurekAlert!).

October 13, 2020Health, Research

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 (USF Newsroom).

October 13, 2020Health, Innovation, Research

USF Develops 3D Printed Swab for COVID Tests

The University of South Florida-designed 3D-printed nasal swab is now being used by hospitals, academic medical centers, state governments, and international agencies and health care facilities. Created in March when medical supplies were a significant challenge, the innovative swab allowed entities around the world fight the spread of COVID-19 through widespread testing (AUTM).

October 9, 2020Health, Innovation, Research

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