UCF Gets $1.3 Million to Fight Zika

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 […]

UCF is Monitoring Zika, Reminding You to Take Precautions

UCF joins the Florida Department of Health in monitoring the status of the Zika virus, which is carried by mosquitoes. There have recently been reported cases of the virus acquired in south Florida and continued cases of travelers from Florida acquiring the virus in other countries. Common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis, […]

Zika Virus Update for College Health

This Zika Virus webinar is being conducted by the American College Health Association Emerging Public Health Threats and Emergency Response Coalition. Date: April 12, 2016 Time: 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT Presenter: Timothy Moody, MD  California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Zika virus is a relatively new threat to the Americas and has been associated with birth defects and severe […]

Information About the Zika Virus

UCF is joining the Florida Department of Health in monitoring the status of the Zika virus, which is carried by mosquitoes. There have been no reported cases of the virus acquired in Florida, but there have been cases of Florida travelers who have acquired the virus in other countries. Common symptoms are fever, rash, joint […]


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This UCF-Designed Tech is Amazing

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.