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Hundreds of flickering candles shone through the darkness at the annual Relay for Life in Lake Nona, each one representing a life affected by cancer. And as College of Medicine participants gathered at the huge fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, the battle to cure the disease was a personal one. First-year medical student Robert […]

  • 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 […]

  • Lasers as a Potential Cancer Cure Earns UCF Professor National Recognition

    Using lasers to track down cancerous cells and to develop high-capacity storage units recently earned University of Central Florida professor Kevin Belfield national honors. Belfield, a chemistry and optics professor, was named a national AAAS Fellow. The honor is given to individuals by their peers for efforts to advance science or its application. Belfield was […]

  • Meet Professional Wakeboarder Who Conquered Cancer

    University of Central Florida alumna Alexa Score has accomplished incredible things in her 23 years. A native of Spicer, Minn., Score earned her degree in finance from UCF in December. A professional wakeboarder whose skills were featured on the MTV series “WakeBrothers,” Score is used acing tricks on Central Florida’s lakes. But for Score, her […]

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  • Discovery Opens Doors for Advances in Biomedical Research

    A team of researchers from UCF, along with collaborators from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have reported an important research finding that opens doors to advances in biomedical research. The research appears in the September 9 edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The team’s paper is the first by researchers […]

  • Meet Counselor Educator Who Tackles Cancer and International Therapy

    Sejal Barden is an assistant professor in UCF’s Counselor Education Program, which is housed in the College of Education and Human Performance. In addition to helping develop the next generation of counselors, Barden researches cancer survivorship and health disparities for couples as well as multicultural and international counseling issues. Barden spent the past month at […]

  • Killing Cancer Cells with Acid Reflux

    A University of Central Florida chemist has come up with a unique way to kill certain cancer cells – give them acid reflux. Chemistry professor Kevin Belfield used a special salt to make cancer cells more acidic – similar to the way greasy foods cause acid reflux in some people. He used a light-activated, acid-generating […]

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Research at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences

The four main areas of research at the UCF College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences are featured.