New UCF Research: Damage To Tiny Protein Function Leads To Heart Disease

New UCF Research: Damage To Tiny Protein Function Leads To Heart Disease

A UCF College of Medicine researcher has identified for the first time a tiny liver protein that when disrupted can lead to the nation’s top killer – cardiovascular disease – as well as fatty liver disease, a precursor to cancer. The chief culprit in disabling the protein’s delicate mechanics is a fatty acid found in […]

From UCF’s 63,000 Students, 20 Selected for University's Highest Honor

UCF has named 20 students as recipients of the Order of Pegasus, the university’s most prestigious student award. The 2016 recipients were selected from a pool of 80 nominations. The 2016 class includes nine LEAD Scholars, 12 President’s Leadership Council members, five SGA leaders, 10 Burnett Honors College students, six Greek members, and one current […]

UCF Welcomes Immunology Experts

Kai McKinstry – then a young graduate student – had just finished a job interview when a woman in the lab offered him a homemade Christmas cookie. He had been nervous all morning, but one look at her gentle smile and he forgot all about his nerves. He was smitten. Little did McKinstry know it […]

UCF Resident Wins National Research Award

A College of Medicine resident was honored with the nation’s top residency research award for his study of a unique heart attack victim he met in the emergency room – a healthy, 25-year-old woman who had just given birth to a healthy baby. Dr. Almatmed “Mo” Abdelsalam, who received his M.S. from the college’s Burnett […]