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USF students create medtech device to help fight ventilator shortage

University of South Florida engineering students have created a device that could help patients in the wake of a national ventilator shortage spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic (Tampa Bay Business Journal).

October 8, 2021Health, Innovation, Student Research

Natural Compound in Basil May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

University of South Florida Health-led team discovers that the compound fenchol has the same beneficial effect as gut-derived metabolites in reducing neurotoxic amyloid-beta in the brain (SciTechDaily).

October 7, 2021Health, Research

USF Startup PolyMaterials App’s record year is about to get better

October will bring appearances in two significant showcases for founder and USF Engineering faculty alum Manoj Ram, while the international stage is not far behind.

October 6, 2021Innovation, Research

Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology Curbed Using Aromatic Compound in Basil

Scientists at the University of South Florida Health (USF Health) have discovered a new mechanism that helps neurons sense signals from the gut microbiome. The finding explains how fenchol—a natural compound found in basil and other plants—reduces Alzheimer’s disease-associated neurotoxicity in cell culture and in animal models (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News).

October 6, 2021Health, Research

Worldwide Mask Shortage and Pollution Concerns Addressed

Novel technology could be the key to safely reusing disposable face masks and limiting pollution concerns (Lab Manager).

October 6, 2021Innovation, Research

USF invention addresses worldwide mask shortage and pollution concerns

Technology created at USF could be the key to safely reusing disposable face masks. Researchers have figured out a way to rapidly disinfect and electrostatically recharge N95 respirators, recovering their original filtration efficiency and protection capability against COVID-19 and other airborne diseases (USF Newsroom).

October 6, 2021Innovation, Research

Natural compound in basil may protect against Alzheimer’s disease pathology

A USF Health-led team discovers that the compound fenchol has the same beneficial effect as gut-derived metabolites in reducing neurotoxic amyloid-beta in the brain.

October 5, 2021Health, Research

Worldwide mask shortage and pollution concerns addressed by invention

Technology created at the University of South Florida (USF) could be the key to safely reusing disposable face masks. Researchers have figured out a way to rapidly disinfect and electrostatically recharge N95 respirators, recovering their original filtration efficiency and protection capability against COVID-19 and other airborne diseases (phys.org).

October 5, 2021Innovation, Research

USF Medical Technology Startup SPKL Wins Coveted Cade Prize

A team led by a USF Engineering professor and alum is awarded one of Florida’s top awards for innovation (Mirage News).

October 4, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation, Student Research

Museum exhibit to feature cold case homicide victims and the USF forensic anthropologists working to identify them

A team of scientists from the University of South Florida is looking to the public for help identifying and solving the homicides of 20 individuals. The cold cases will be featured in “The Art of Forensics” exhibit at the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center in Tampa throughout October (USF Newsroom).

October 1, 2021Research

USF Medical Technology Startup SPKL Wins Coveted Cade Prize

A team led by a USF Engineering professor and alum is awarded one of Florida’s top awards for innovation.

October 1, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation, Student Research

School lunch ideas for healthy and productive students

Food for thought: does the brain prefer carbohydrates or ketones? Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida who’s done extensive research on the fuel the brain prefers (Sylvan Lake News).

September 27, 2021Global Research, Research

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