Tuesday, August 14, 2018
USF Marine Scientists Helping Lead Red Tide Monitoring and Mitigation Efforts

Researchers in the University of South Florida (USF) College of Marine Science have a long history studying red tide and predict this is going to be a particularly bad year. The harmful algal blooms are slowly moving up Florida’s west coast, causing widespread fish kills, marine mammal mortalities and respiratory issues. ..

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
USF to Host U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Annual National Summer Teacher Institute

More than 50 K-12 educators from across the country, including 10 from school districts around Tampa Bay, are coming to the University of South Florida (USF) to receive free training and resources from national experts designed to inspire their students to become the next generation of inventors and problem-solvers. The 2018 National Summer Teacher Institute on Innovation, STEM and Intellectual Property, held at the USF Tampa campus from July 30 – Aug. 3, is presented by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in partnership with USF’s College of Education and the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching. ..

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Breaking Down What USF's Preeminence Means

In the minutes following last week's Florida Board of Governors' vote establishing the University of South Florida (USF) as the state's third preeminent university, USF System President Judy Genshaft was savoring the accomplishment, but already looking ahead. ..

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Friday, June 22, 2018
New Drug Tested at USF Health Metabolic Clinic is Life-Changing for Patient with PKU

Jennifer Mazorra was diagnosed as a newborn with the rare genetic disease phenylketonuria, or PKU, which prohibits the body from breaking down the amino acid phenylalanine found in all natural proteins.  In 2014, Mazorra became one of the first participants in a University of South Florida (USF) study testing a new injectable drug for adults with PKU.  Now in her fourth year of treatment, Mazorra’s phenylalanine levels are normal and she can eat meat, fish, eggs and dairy for the first time in her life. ..

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Study Aims to Help Children with Speech Disorders Communicate Using Mobile Apps

Researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and the University of Mexico have been awarded a $2.7 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how technology can potentially boost language therapy for children with severe speech disorders, including those with cerebral palsy (CP).  The researchers will investigate the level of instruction needed for children with speech disorders to be able to effectively learn how to use already-existing apps that assist users in speaking. ..

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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
USF Researcher Finds Molecular Inspiration in Famous Abstract Art

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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
USF Earns New Recognition as a Global Leader in Producing United States Patents

The University of South Florida (USF) is the nation’s fifth-leading public university in generating new United States utility patents and ranks 12th among universities worldwide in this key measure of innovation.  Other Florida universities listed in the top 100 ranking are the University of Florida with 111 patents; Florida International University with 42 patents; University of Central Florida with 39 patents; and, Florida State University with 34 patents. ..

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Monday, May 07, 2018
New Movement Monitoring System Helping Prevent Falls in the Elderly

University of South Florida (USF) researchers are utilizing technology that allows BMW’s vehicle assembly lines to run more efficiently to accurately indicate when residents in assisted living facilities are at increased risk of falling. ..

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Monday, April 16, 2018
Research Team Engineers a Better Plastic-Degrading Enzyme

Lee Woodcock, a University of South Florida researcher, is part of an international team of researchers who are working to further improve the enzyme PETase to allow it to be used industrially to break down plastics in a fraction of the time. ..

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Thursday, February 22, 2018
USF: Shoe offers stroke recovery revolution

A professor at the University of South Florida has created a shoe that could revolutionize recovery for stroke survivors. ..

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