Light Beam Replaces Blood Test During Heart Surgery

Light Beam Replaces Blood Test During Heart Surgery

A University of Central Florida professor has invented a way to use light to continuously monitor a surgical patient’s blood, for the first time providing a real-time status during life-and-death operations. The technology developed by UCF scientist Aristide Dogariu uses an optical fiber to beam light through a patient’s blood and interpret the signals that […]

'Warm a Heart': UCF Nursing Students Deliver Cuddly Bears to Sick Children

Children spending the Valentine’s Day week at Nemours Children’s Hospital got a special treat on Monday: Seven UCF College of Nursing students, dressed in their scrubs, visited their hospital rooms and brought along a new soft, cuddly bear. In all, 88 ‘Knight Nurse’ teddy bears — also wearing UCF scrubs —  arrived at Nemours as […]

UCF, Community Partners Serve 550 Students Free Lunch to Encourage Conversation

University of Central Florida’s Memory Mall on Feb. 9 was filled for the first-ever UCF Gather Luncheon, where more than 550 students were served a free three-course meal and were encouraged to sit together and meet new people to ultimately strengthen the Knights community. Student Development and Enrollment Services, Wellness and Health Promotion Services, Recreation and […]

UCF Gets $1.3 Million to Fight Zika

UCF scientists received almost $1.3 million in state funds Wednesday to research the Zika virus with the goal of understanding its effects on human health and developing a vaccine for the mosquito-borne illness. The funding was part of Gov. Rick Scott’s authorization of $25 million in state funds to develop better testing and prevention for […]

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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.