Science Market Update

University of South Florida to Participate in $150M Research Program

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Nov 21, 2016

University of South Florida Nursing’s professor, Maureen Groer, PhD recently received funding to extend her research on preterm infants and the microbiome of their digestive system. This research grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) is part of a $150 million program called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO). The focus of ECHO is to allow researchers to study the impact that environmental influences have on children by extending and expanding existing studies on mothers and their children. It will involve 50,000 children the across the United States.

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Tags: new research funding, environmental contaminants, Environment, Florida, Research Funding, Southern Region, new research grant, University of South Florida, USF

$2.3 Million Awarded to Florida Scientists for Huntington's Disease Research

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Nov 09, 2015

Huntington's Disease is a devastating, hereditary neurological disease that affects movement and mental activity. Currently, there are no cures for Huntington's Disease, and current treatments are only able to alleviate symptoms. This disease is heavily studied by researchers across the nation, and millions of dollars are given to Huntington's Disease research annually to work towards better understanding the onset and function of the disease to lead to potential treatments and cures. 

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Tags: Southern, FL, Florida, Tampa, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Huntington's Disease, 2016, University of South Florida, USF

USF Receives $2.7M for Preemie Gut Study

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Oct 13, 2015

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), at least 1 in 9 American children is born prematurely. In addition to obvious concerns about low birth weight and developmental disabilities, premature infants also may be at risk for inhibited development due to the interplay of certain microbes in the gastrointestinal system.

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Tags: Pediatrics, FL, Florida, Tampa, Research Funding, NIH funding, Southern Region, 2016, Nursing, BioResearch Product Faire™, University of South Florida, USF

USF Granted $2.8M for “Chemo Brain” Study

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Nearly 14.5 million cancer survivors currently reside in the United States, with more than 25 percent reportedly suffering from a cognitive impairment dubbed “chemo brain”, according to the American Cancer Society.

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Tags: cancer research, FL, Florida, Tampa, NIH grant, Southern Region, cancer research grant, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire™, University of South Florida, USF

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