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David Mearns and two colleagues

USF-trained shipwreck hunter makes major discovery

Using a technique known as side-scan sonar, a team led by USF alum David Mearns and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society found Shackleton’s last ship off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

June 18, 2024Research and Innovation

Juneteenth has become the most well-known celebration for the ending of slavery in the United States and viewed by some as America’s second Independence Day. But the history of this important celebration is complex and often misunderstood.

June 17, 2024Research and Innovation

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USF Health OB-GYN studying women’s health in space

As a member of NASA’s GeneLab group, Dr. Begum Mathyk is collaborating with a team of researchers in the field of space biology, publishing several studies as part of national portfolio on space research.

June 12, 2024Research and Innovation, USF Health

USF using AI to help combat malaria in Africa

USF using AI to help combat malaria in Africa

Funded by the NIH, the project is an international effort that will establish a new research center in Africa to advance malaria research and deploy advanced smart traps for real-time identification of mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasite.

June 6, 2024Research and Innovation

USF chosen as Global Virus Network HQ; HIV co-discoverer Dr. Robert Gallo joins faculty

selected as the international headquarters of the Global Virus Network, co-discoverer of HIV joins faculty

The Global Virus Network is a distinguished organization comprised of virologists from more than 40 countries. Co-founder and world-renowned scientist Dr. Robert Gallo will join USF, enhancing the university’s impact as a new member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, grow its research enterprise and further build its reputation across the world.

June 5, 2024Research and Innovation, USF Health, University News

Physician studies melanoma on patient's arm

USF-led study finds hydrogen peroxide, vitamin C effective against melanoma

Researchers found that melanoma cells have more DNA damage and fewer antioxidant defenses compared to normal skin cells. When treated with hydrogen peroxide and vitamin C, melanoma cells showed even more DNA damage and higher cell death rates, while normal cells were protected.

June 3, 2024Research and Innovation

Two students walk underneath a walkway that says, Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.

Two USF faculty innovators selected for the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

The Class of 2024 represents the best of innovation in Florida, and their achievements underscore the critical role that innovation plays in driving progress and improving the quality of life for people in our state, our nation and around the world.

May 30, 2024Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

USF researcher unlocking mysteries of brain development with advanced imaging and virtual reality

USF researcher unlocking mysteries of brain development with advanced imaging and virtual reality

With a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, the project promises to unveil the mysteries of how the brain is wired, offering hope for improved disease and injury treatments.

May 23, 2024Research and Innovation

Paper survey with pencil

National survey by USF researchers shows voter opinions on immigration and border security, impact of politics on mental health and election distrust

Researchers at the have released findings from a nationwide survey that measures attitudes related to key election issues. The survey, sponsored by Cyber Florida at USF, addresses how Americans feel about topics including immigration and border security, election distrust, the impact of politics on voters’ mental health and social media usage.

May 15, 2024Research and Innovation

Hurricane Ian in 2022 approaching Florida.

Hurricane preparedness takes many forms - USF providing support on all fronts

When a hurricane makes its way into the Gulf of Mexico, it has the potential to impact the entire Tampa Bay region. That’s why USF researchers across all three campuses are involved in a number of innovative endeavors and public initiatives to better prepare communities for the next storm.

May 6, 2024Research and Innovation

Student demonstrates scanning technology in front of an audience

USF history student uses 3D scans to improve museum accessibility

With support from USF’s Access 3D Lab, Hannah Thieryung used scanning technology to digitize the May-Stringer House, a Victorian-era home in Brooksville. She focused on the historic building’s upper floors, helping guests experience them without needing to scale the narrow 19th-century staircases.

April 25, 2024Research and Innovation

Maj. Kevin Tromly

Brain injuries in U.S. Special Operations Forces aren’t easy to detect, USF helping develop a solution

Through its partnership with U.S. Special Operations Command, the USF Institute of Applied Engineering has co-led an illuminating study that found repeated exposure to low-level blasts is associated with signs of brain injury in Special Operations Forces. Such exposure is common throughout many military careers, including in training and operational environments.

April 22, 2024Research and Innovation

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