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USF, medical company partner to create preventative ‘brain games’ for Alzheimer’s, other cognitive disorders
The University of South Florida has partnered with a company to research dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other cognitive disorders in seniors with handheld “brain games.” (News Channel 8).
The University of South Florida is seeking local participants in a study to measure the effects of “brain games” on delaying mental decline. The university recently received a $44.4 million federal grant to continue its Preventing Alzheimer’s with Cognitive Training (PACT) study (The Ledger).
In Tampa, proof of this startup surge is the waiting list to join USF CONNECT’s Tampa Bay Technology Incubator, which is longer than ever. Entrepreneurs are hungry for lab space and eagerly awaiting the new Research Park building opening fall 2021 (Florida High Tech Corridor).
USF College of Education assistant professor to establish Caribbean educational research center through $3.6 million grant
Patriann Smith has been awarded a three-year, $3.6 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to establish an interdisciplinary educational research center to help support decision making and policy development for educational innovation and expansion in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (USF Newsroom).
The tracker, originally created during Hurricane Irma, will gauge where the toxins from the Piney Point spill may head and its level of concentration (Tampa Bay Business Journal / paywall).
April 19, 2021Research
A five-year $44 million grant has been awarded to the University of South Florida in its partnership with Lakeland's Reliance Medical Centers for the Preventing Alzheimer's with Cognitive Training (PACT) study, a news release said (Patch).
USF Health is participating in a National Institutes of Health clinical trial to determine whether highly allergic people or those with mast cell disorders are at greater risk for severe, immediate allergic reactions to the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccines (USF Health).
A computer model initially developed by the University of South Florida College of Marine Science to track red tide and ocean currents has quickly been adapted and is now being used to support the efforts to understand the transport, transformation and fate of contaminants in wastewater released into Tampa Bay from the retired Piney Point fertilizer plant (USF Newsroom).
April 14, 2021Research
As the Piney Point spill shows, health of the bay is key to the regional economy (Tampa Bay Times / paywall).
April 14, 2021Research
Hope for ‘long-haulers’: COVID vaccines could hold the key to relief for patients who suffer months of symptoms
Some patients have received the vaccine and had symptoms lessen or completely disappear, but not enough data has been provided to definitively link the two (WTSP).
The researchers will attempt to enroll 3,400 participants between the ages of 18 and 69 (Tampa Bay Times).
University of South Florida St. Petersburg received more than $20 million for its research projects in the last year, more than double the outside funding it received the year prior (Tampa Bay Business Journal / paywall).
April 12, 2021Research
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