A drug created and patented by a team of University of South Florida researchers is at the center of a major deal between global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca PLC and Targacept, Inc., potentially earning the university its most lucrative patent royalties to date.
QuantumSphere, Inc. and the University of South Florida recently announced that they have exceeded the 2010 Department of Energy (DOE) goals for solid-state hydrogen storage. The discovery was a product of a two year materials discovery program funded by QuantumSphere, Inc.
The University of South Florida is interested in developing a 60,000 square-foot facility where surgeons from around the world would come for training and certification in various high-tech treatments.
USF CONNECT has successfully recruited StemCell Lab Corporation and Quantum Immunologics, Inc. to the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator.
USF is among several oceanographic institutions in St. Petersburg now collaborating to enhance their visibility. They have formed the St. Petersburg Ocean Team.
In 2003, in the hopes of breeding new start-up biotech firms, the Florida Legislature began investing about $750 million to recruit such world-class research institutes as The Scripps Research Institute, Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, and the Burnham Institute for Medical Research. Two recent additions to that growing list, are the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory on the USF campus in Tampa and the Max Planck Florida Institute in Jupiter.
MiMedx Group, a company located in the USF Research Park of Tampa Bay has announced plans to raise $10 million.
"First-of-its kind partnership" created between Apple Inc., and USF. Student athletes will soon have enhanced access to an "anytime, anywhere, learning evironment."
NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins approved the first 13 human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines under the new NIH Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research that were adopted in July 2009. The guidelines implement President Obama’s Executive Order 13505: Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells, and establish policy and procedures under which the NIH will fund such research.
Moffitt Cancer Center has been awarded nearly $19 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, including a prestigious Grand Opportunities grant to study patient-centered outcomes research.
Five Florida universities, are partners on a professional development project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that seeks to increase the representation and promote the advancement of women educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- the so-called "STEM" disciplines.
The Antarctic is literally the last place anyone might expect to look for a treatment for a tropical disease like malaria, but under a retreating glacier is exactly where University of South Florida researchers have found the newest, promising compound that works against the devastating sickness.
Researchers and water managers at the University of South Florida and their Dutch counterparts have united in a series of conversations designed to share the Netherlands’ experience in adapting to rising seas with those in Florida who will be facing similar challenges in the years ahead.
University of South Florida anthropology professor Susan Greenbaum has spent years roaming East Tampa and asking residents what holds their communities together. Poor neighborhoods, she says, have more "social capital" — friendships, informal networks, shared traditions and groups that provide mutual aid — than many outsiders realize.
The recipients of the spring 2009 Interdisciplinary Scholarship Program internal grants are Steve Saddow(Electrical Engineering) and Rudy Schlaf (Electrical Engineering). This grant opportunity is intended to encourage interdisciplinary efforts between COE and our sister USF colleges, involving research or instructional activities.
A GRAMMY nomination has just been added to the critical acclaim around the University of South Florida Center for Jazz Composition’s first CD project, The Comet’s Tail: Playing The Compositions of Michael Brecker featuring Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge and guest artists.