Up Close And Personal With Parasites, Blood Cells

Up Close And Personal With Parasites, Blood Cells

More than 40 eager 5th graders at Carillion Elementary in Oviedo got an eyeful of worms, blood diseases and parasites at a recent Super Scientist class led by UCF Biomedical associate professor Dr. William Self. Armed with microscopes from UCF, blood and fecal slide samples (all enclosed and non-infectious), students took turns examining the fascinating […]

  • 'Dressed' Laser Aimed at Clouds May be Key to Inducing Rain, Lightning

    The adage “Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it,” may one day be obsolete if researchers at the University of Central Florida’s College of Optics & Photonics and the University of Arizona further develop a new technique to aim a high-energy laser beam into clouds to make it rain or trigger […]

  • UCF Rewards Night Owls with Bloody Lunar Eclipse Viewing

    UCF wants to give you a front row seat to the first lunar eclipse visible from Florida in more than three years. From 2:30 to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, volunteers from the UCF Robinson Observatory will share several telescopes with the public on Memory Mall as part of its “Knights Under the Stars” […]

  • Fighting Cancer, Aging at DNA Level

    When most of us think of treating cancer, we focus on surgery or chemotherapy to shrink or remove tumors. But a researcher and undergraduate student at the College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences are looking to erase cancer at the epigenetic level, by studying how the body turns on and off certain genes […]


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  • Burnett Golf Classic Raises $60,000 For Graduate Fellowships

    The second time was the charm for the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences Golf Classic, as about 80 golfers gathered March 24 in a tournament sponsored by one of UCF’s most generous donors. The $60,000 in net proceeds from the classic, named in honor of Al and Nancy Burnett, will help attract the best and […]

  • Optics Day to Explain Today's Marvels

    How does light carry information in a fiber optic cable? How does a smartphone display work? What are lasers capable of? To find out the answers to these and other technological feats that benefit us every day, check out Optics Day on Friday, April 4, at CREOL (The College of Optics and Photonics). The interactive […]

  • NanoTech Leads to Break-Through in Stealth Technology

    Controlling and bending light around an object so it appears invisible to the naked eye is the theory behind fictional invisibility cloaks. It may seem easy in Hollywood movies, but is hard to create in real life because no material in nature has the properties necessary to bend light in such a way. Scientists have […]

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PTSD Treatment at UCF's Anxiety Disorders Clinic

UCF’s Anxiety Disorders Clinic uses olfactory stimulants to replicate traumatic events experienced by PTSD sufferers. Visual, audio and tactile components are also used, but according to patients, smell acts as the most powerful trigger.