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USF recruiting participants for NIH study on allergic reactions to COVID vaccines

The University of South Florida is one of only two sites in the state taking part in a National Institutes of Health study on whether people who are highly allergic or have a mast cell disorder are more likely to have allergic reactions to the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines (Bay News 9).

April 10, 2021Health, Research

Measuring Piney Point’s Impacts On Tampa Bay Will Take Time, USF Researchers Say

A team of scientists from the USF College of Marine Science on Wednesday took a vessel into Tampa Bay to study the area and bring back water samples (WJCT).

April 9, 2021Research

USF Response to Piney Point Spill

A team from the University of South Florida College of Marine Science embarked on the first research cruise in Tampa Bay on April 7, 2021 to study the environmental impacts of the breach at Piney Point that started in March. Piney Point is a retired fertilizer processing plant in Manatee County, Florida (College of Marine Science).

April 8, 2021Research

USF archaeologists examine ancient response to climate change in Tampa Bay

USF archaeologists are examining two key sites along Tampa Bay’s shores to better understand the climate conditions that might have caused conflict over food resources among Native American societies. By using several archaeological methods, scientists are able to see a shift in how these estuaries were defended between 600 and 900 AD (USF Newsroom).

April 7, 2021Research

Florida Senate unanimously passes $100 million plan to tackle sea-level rise and flooding

Included in the series of bills is the creation of a "flood-hub" for research and innovation at the University of South Florida's St. Petersburg campus (10 Tampa Bay).

April 7, 2021Research

Piney Point updates: USF scientists launch first research cruise into Tampa Bay

A team of scientists from USF launched a research cruise into Tampa Bay at 8 a.m. to study Piney Point's environmental impact (10 Tampa Bay).

April 7, 2021Research

Piney Point releases to Tampa Bay rise above 170 million gallons

Scientists from the University of South Florida set off on a research boat Wednesday to begin studying how the wastewater will affect the bay (Tampa Bay Times).

April 7, 2021Research

USF gets $44 million to seek a breakthrough on dementia treatment

The university will study whether computer-based cognitive training can keep the human brain healthy as it ages (Tampa Bay Times).

April 7, 2021Health, Research

USF Health-led global team searches for vaccine to prevent P. vivax malaria

With the support of a five-year, $4.86-million National Institutes of Health grant, Distinguished University/USF Health Professor John Adams, PhD, leads a team of international researchers focused on accelerating the discovery of a vaccine against Plasmodium vivax malaria, a major global health problem (USF Health).

April 7, 2021Health, Innovation, Research

USF leads first research cruise to study Piney Point’s environmental impact

A team of scientists from the University of South Florida College of Marine Science have embarked on the first research cruise in Tampa Bay dedicated to studying the environmental impacts of the recent breach at a retired fertilizer processing plant at Piney Point in Manatee County, Florida. They’re aboard the R/V Weatherbird II, a research vessel that was also used in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response effort led by USF (USF Newsroom).

April 7, 2021Research

USF scientists testing the waters to study effects of Piney Point reservoir release

Aboard the R/V Weatherbird II, a team of USF scientists from the College of Marine Sciences in St. Pete sailed offshore to Tampa Bay on Wednesday morning to study the environmental impacts of the Piney Point reservoir release (USF Oracle).

April 7, 2021Research

USF Team of Researchers To Test Tampa Bay Waters Near Piney Point

A team of scientists from the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science will head into Tampa Bay to study the environmental impacts of Piney Point (Bay News 9).

April 7, 2021Research

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