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Researchers are using data mining to learn more about diabetes cases that don’t fit the usual labels

In the ongoing research and treatment of diabetes, the focus is typically on the two forms of the disease that dominate public awareness. Type 1 is caused by the immune system attacking the cells that produce insulin, so that the person requires insulin therapy for life; type 2 is frequently associated with obesity and lack of exercise, resulting in insulin resistance.

February 1, 2023Health, Innovation, Research

Six USF faculty members receive national recognition for research achievements

Six University of South Florida researchers have been named as new Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), one of the world’s most prestigious honors for academic research.

January 31, 2023Honors and Awards, Research

USF lands $4 million grant to create scholarships for new cybersecurity education program

The NSF (National Science Foundation) grant will be used for a new university scholarship program called CREST (Cybersecurity Research in Education for Service in Government) to train students how to fight cybercrime and fill the gaps in the cybersecurity industry in the US.

January 25, 2023Research

What Are Whiting Events? Researchers Shed Light On Mysterious Water Phenomenon

Scientists have known of a mysterious water phenomenon called a "whiting event" for a while now but have yet to figure out the mechanisms behind it. Using satellite data, researchers such as Chuanmin Hu of the University of South Florida, are shedding light on it.

January 22, 2023Global Research, Research

USF Human Trafficking Research Lab working to create 'Awareness Database'

"The problem of human trafficking, despite all the efforts, is growing, according to the most recent estimates," said Dr. Joan Reid, Director of USF's Trafficking in Persons - Risk to Resilience Lab. The lab conducts research to address knowledge gaps in areas of human trafficking prevention.

January 16, 2023Research

USF engineers awarded $2.5 million federal grant to expand harmful algal bloom research along Florida coasts

USF engineers are leading a team of scientists across the state in the development of a new, state-of-the-art system that allows water districts to better predict and manage harmful algal blooms. The $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allows USF to work with researchers from the University of Florida and the South Florida Water Management District to address harmful algae blooms in Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie River and Caloosahatchee River watersheds.

January 13, 2023Research

All Hand on Deck

Researchers identify priorities within synthesis research in ecology and environmental science to address pressing issues and questions.

January 12, 2023Research

Initiative to reduce unwanted teen pregnancy and trafficking receives $800k U.S. Department of Health grant

A research project spearheaded by faculty on the USF St. Petersburg and Tampa campuses working with community partners locally and in Savannah, Georgia seeks to reduce unintended teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections and incidents of trafficking for marginalized youth.

January 11, 2023Research

Innovations Magazine 2023

Delve into the newest issue of Innovations Magazine, spotlighting the student successes, vital research and impactful community and global initiatives on USF's St. Petersburg campus during the past year.

January 9, 2023Innovation, Research

Public transportation agency sees boost in ridership following USF eye-tracking research

As part of a collaboration with the Florida Department of Transportation, researchers from the USF Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), a College of Public Health Social Marketing expert and the Muma College of Business Center for Marketing and Sales Innovation tested a variety of materials from Commuter Assistance Programs across the country to develop data-driven marketing guidelines to improve the effectiveness of commuter marketing efforts.

January 4, 2023Research

Three Florida universities crack top 100 of National Science Foundation research rankings

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released its 2021 fiscal year Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) data, with three Florida universities — the University of Florida (UF), the University of South Florida (USF), and Florida State University (FSU) — appearing in the top 100 of research expenditure.

December 20, 2022Research

Mitigating volcano hazards: USF students and alumna travel to Hawaii to study Mauna Loa eruption

A team from the University of South Florida is on the ground in Hawaii studying Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano in the world, to improve efforts that can help protect residents from lava flow.

December 19, 2022Research

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