Med School’s FIRE Conference Ignites Investigation, Discovery

Med School's FIRE Conference Ignites Investigation, Discovery

Can a mobile phone app help adolescent girls suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome live a healthy lifestyle? How does sleep interruption affect children staying in the hospital? Can an educational program help doctors feel more comfortable treating transgender patients? Do lupus patients have confidence in alternative medicine? These were some of the questions explored at […]

Light Beam Replaces Blood Test During Heart Surgery

A University of Central Florida professor has invented a way to use light to continuously monitor a surgical patient’s blood, for the first time providing a real-time status during life-and-death operations. The technology developed by UCF scientist Aristide Dogariu uses an optical fiber to beam light through a patient’s blood and interpret the signals that […]

UCF Student: from the Combat Zone to Digging Up Artifacts

Elizabeth “Beth” Chance served eight years in the U.S. Army, among many assignments handling classified mail in Iraq. When she came home, she became a classroom teacher. But she’d always dreamed of becoming an archeologist. “I had watched a PBS special on the discovery of ‘Lucy,’” said the Kissimmee native. “It was amazing to me […]

UCF Gets $1.3 Million to Fight Zika

UCF scientists received almost $1.3 million in state funds Wednesday to research the Zika virus with the goal of understanding its effects on human health and developing a vaccine for the mosquito-borne illness. The funding was part of Gov. Rick Scott’s authorization of $25 million in state funds to develop better testing and prevention for […]