UCF Study Finds Gene Variant Increases Risk for Depression

UCF Study Finds Gene Variant Increases Risk for Depression

A University of Central Florida study has found that a gene variant, thought to be carried by nearly 25 percent of the population, increases the odds of developing depression. People with apolipoprotein-E4, called ApoE4 for short, have a 20 percent greater chance of developing clinically significant depressive symptoms later in life compared to those who […]

Partnership Horse-Therapy Center Receives International Stamp of Excellence

The Osceola Equestrian Therapy Center, a partnership with the UCF College of Medicine, Osceola County and the McCormick Research Institute, was recently named a premier accredited center by the leading credentialing organization for equine-therapy facilities. The recognition by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International, means the center demonstrates the highest industry standards and makes […]

Study: Building Robots May Keep Adults 55+ Active, Engaged

None of us is getting any younger, and for that reason alone researchers of an interdisciplinary project at UCF want to introduce some of us to the benefits of robots – but maybe not in the way you expect. These aren’t robots to take out the garbage or play chess. Instead, they are small assembly-kit […]

UCF to Celebrate Success of 30-Year-Old NSF Funded Program

The University of Central Florida will celebrate the 30-year success story of the nation’s longest-running Research Experience for Undergraduates on Monday, July 17, with an all-day program focused on how research can help undergraduate students succeed. REU is a National Science Foundation-funded program. It offers grants to universities to establish research experiences that enrich undergraduate […]

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Nanotech Advances Future Mobile Devices and Wearable Technology

A team of UCF scientists has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than 30,000 times without degrading. The novel method from the University of Central Florida’s NanoScience Technology Center could eventually revolutionize technology as varied as mobile phones and electric vehicles. “If they were to replace the batteries with these supercapacitors, you could charge your mobile phone in a few seconds and you wouldn’t need to charge it again for over a week,” said Nitin Choudhary, a postdoctoral associate who conducted much of the research. Learn more about batteries vs. supercapicitors and additional nanotech research being conducted at UCF.