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USF Health OB-GYN studying women’s health in space

As a member of NASA’s GeneLab group, Dr. Begum Mathyk is collaborating with a team of researchers in the field of space biology, publishing several studies as part of national portfolio on space research.

June 12, 2024Health

USF using AI to help combat malaria in Africa

Funded by the NIH, the project is an international effort that will establish a new research center in Africa to advance malaria research and deploy advanced smart traps for real-time identification of mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasite.

June 6, 2024Global Research, Health

USF selected as the international headquarters of the Global Virus Network, co-discoverer of HIV joins faculty

The Global Virus Network is a distinguished organization comprising virologists from more than 40 countries. Co-founder and world-renowned scientist Dr. Robert Gallo will join USF, enhancing the university’s impact as a new member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, grow its research enterprise and further build its reputation across the world.

June 5, 2024Health

New study shows vitamin C boosts DNA damage and cell death in melanoma cells

Researchers found that melanoma cells have more DNA damage and fewer antioxidant defenses compared to normal skin cells. When treated with hydrogen peroxide and vitamin C, melanoma cells showed even more DNA damage and higher cell death rates, while normal cells were protected.

June 3, 2024Health, Research

Tampa Bay Wave opens applications for 2024 HealthTech|X Accelerator

Tampa Bay Wave, supported by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), today announces the opening of the applications portal for its inaugural 2024 HealthTech|X Accelerator program.

April 17, 2024Health

Tampa Bay Wave and USF to launch HealthTech|X Accelerator in 2024

Tampa Bay Wave, Florida's premier non-profit accelerator for high-growth startups, is proud to announce its strategic collaboration with the University of South Florida (USF), powered by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), to introduce the HealthTech|X Accelerator program.

November 1, 2023Health

X-ray results suggest telehealth may be a bad fit for treating musculoskeletal conditions

Researchers with the University of South Florida aimed to assess the outcomes of musculoskeletal radiographs ordered during both in-person and televisit primary care appointments.

September 19, 2023Health, Research

Every picture in USF professor’s photo project tells a story about young people’s mental health

Photovoice is a project in which participants, ages 14 to 29, used cameras to illustrate topics related to mental health and addiction.

August 3, 2023Health, Research

Dr. Marcus Cooke and colleagues open the door to understanding human disease through nucleic acid ‘adductomics’

Ninety percent of the risk of developing a disease comes from exposure to certain elements in our environment, such as pollution, sunlight, tobacco use, or food components, according to USF College of Arts and Sciences professor and Department of Molecular Biosciences chair Dr. Marcus Cooke.

July 25, 2023Health, Research

Hearing aids slow cognitive decline in older adults with hearing loss and at risk for cognitive decline

Using a comprehensive hearing intervention designed, tested, and implemented by researchers at the University of South Florida, the multi-site ACHIEVE study examined the efficacy of hearing aids for reducing long-term cognitive decline in older adults.

July 18, 2023Health, Research

USF awarded more than $8.5 million to train public health leaders in national collaborative leadership program

In an effort to strengthen the U.S. public health system, three national philanthropic nonprofits joined to award USF grants to lead the PHEARLESS initiative designed to rebuild collaboration and leadership skills among public health leaders.

June 28, 2023Health, Research

Every picture in USF professor’s PhotoVoice project tells a story about young people’s mental health

In USF Sarasota-Manatee campus assistant professor Margaret McGladrey's recent PhotoVoice project, young people used photography to illustrate topics related to mental health and mental illness.

June 16, 2023Health, Research


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