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 […]

NIH Grant Awarded to Improve Cancer Symptom Management in Older Adults

Victoria Loerzel, associate professor at the UCF College of Nursing, has been awarded $463,104 in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve cancer symptom management in older adults. With the grant, which was issued by the NIH National Institute of Nursing Research, Loerzel will design, develop and test an interactive educational tool […]

Knight-Thon 2015 Has Special Meaning for Cancer Survivor

Chris Hixon received something terrifying on his 6th birthday: A diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of blood cancer that’s often fatal. “The chances that I would survive were not in my favor,” Hixon said. The next 2½ years were a whirlwind of chemotherapy, spinal taps and other procedures at a South Florida children’s […]

Medical Researchers Earn Grant Trifecta

The week of February 23 was a research trifecta for UCF’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences as three faculty members received grants for their efforts to treat and cure diseases ranging from cancer to cystic fibrosis. “We have really outstanding faculty at Burnett who work extremely hard,” said Dr. Griffith Parks, director of the Burnett […]


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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.