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New Tool to Quickly Cull Biobank Data, Accelerate Research of Genetic Diseases

New Tool to Quickly Cull Biobank Data, Accelerate Research of Genetic Diseases

A couple of computer scientists are getting ready to take the DNA testing technique that made Ancestry.com family trees possible to a whole new level, which may give doctors a powerful new tool against hereditary diseases such as breast cancer, diabetes and autism. The National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health […]

Dr. Jewett Receives $2.2M For Lyme Disease Research

A College of Medicine researcher has earned a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to understand how Lyme disease is able to escape the body’s immune system. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Approximately 30,000 cases are […]

Family Guy

Sunday won’t be the first Father’s Day Marlon Gutierrez ’11 celebrates, but this one will hold its own special milestone. This Father’s Day will be the first for his all-inclusive fatherhood community, Orlando Dads Group. “I wanted to be there just as much as my wife was there for our daughter.” The UCF College of […]

Hail to the Chief

On his most rewarding days at UCF, Police Chief Richard Beary ’04MS was protecting football fans at Spectrum Stadium, interacting with K-9s or swearing in UCF’s newest police officers. On his worst, he was evacuating threatened students from Tower 1 residence hall. But through his 41 years in law enforcement, there’s been one constant for […]

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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.