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USF wins $44.4 million NIH grant to test whether computerized brain training can prevent dementia

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the University of South Florida (USF) total expected funds of $44.4 million over the next five years to study whether computerized brain training exercises can reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and dementias like Alzheimer's disease, in older adults (News-Medical.Net).

April 7, 2021Health, Research

USF awarded five-year, $44.4 million NIH grant to test whether computerized brain training reduces dementia risk in older adults

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of South Florida total expected funds of $44.4 million over the next five years to study whether computerized brain training exercises can reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment, and dementias like Alzheimer’s disease, in older adults (USF Health).

April 6, 2021Health, Research

USF receives $44 million grant for Alzheimer's study

The University of South Florida has received a national grant for $44.4 million to help its study on preventing Alzheimer's disease (Tampa Bay Business Journal).

April 6, 2021Health, Research

$2.5 million grant helping researchers improve health disparities in communities of color

University of South Florida researchers are undertaking a multi-year study designed to improve health outcomes and reduce hospital readmission for people of color managing chronic illnesses (USF Newsroom).

April 5, 2021Health, Research

USF advances action on climate planning with new grant funding

The University of South Florida is one of 10 colleges and universities nationwide that will receive pro bono consulting to help advance climate action planning and projects on campus (USF Newsroom).

March 29, 2021Research

Transportation Innovators: Fred Mannering of the Center for Urban Transportation Research at USF

Transportation Innovators recognize the hard work, foresight and problem-solving capabilities of Florida's logistics and transportation professionals (Jacksonville Business Journal / paywall).

March 26, 2021Innovation, Research

Light pollution drives increased risk of West Nile virus

A new study from the University of South Florida is the first to provide direct evidence that light pollution is driving infectious disease patterns in nature (USF Newsroom).

March 24, 2021Research

USF doctors researching whether genes in blood determine severity of COVID illness

A new test being developed in USF's labs right now will help doctors treat COVID-19 patients (WTSP).

March 24, 2021Health, Research

City of St. Petersburg selects USF researchers to identify, make recommendations to address systemic racism

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of South Florida will assist the city of St. Petersburg in identifying structural racism and make recommendations on how to address the multi-faceted issue (USF Newsroom).

March 23, 2021Research

COPH research team finds chlorine dioxide gas 99.91% effective against COVID-19 virus

A team of researchers from the USF College of Public Health’s Center for Environmental/Occupational Risk Analysis and Management set out to determine how effective commercially available chlorine dioxide gas products were in reducing COVID-19 viral loads on face masks and surfaces (USF Health).

March 22, 2021Health, Research

Deep Sea Sediments Fuel the Oceans

Iron, an essential nutrient for phytoplankton, is tough to find in the ocean. One liter of seawater contains 35 grams of salt but only around one billionth of a gram of iron (USF College of Marine Science).

March 22, 2021Research

USF, Restaurant & Lodging Association to Explore Covid-19′s Impact on Food Safety

The University of South Florida M3 Center for Innovation and Technology and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) will present a virtual panel discussion titled “Planning for the Future: How Covid-19 Will Alter the Food Safety Landscape,” on April 7 at 12 p.m. (Sarasota Magazine).

March 22, 2021Health, Research

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