HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
New UCF researchers, college will help fight Alzheimer's disease, cancer

ORLANDO, July 30, 2004 -- A new college of biomedical sciences will dramatically increase the University of Central Florida's research aimed at helping patients who suffer from Alzheimer's disease, cancer and other illnesses.

The UCF Board of Trustees on Thursday, July 29, created the Burnett College of Biomedical Sciences and accepted a $10 million donation from Winter Park residents Al and Nancy Burnett to support the college.

UCF plans to increase the number of faculty members working in biomolecular sciences from 22 to 47 in the next few years. The college initially will have about 900 undergraduates and 75 graduate students who, along with faculty, will conduct research to find novel treatments for cancer, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and infectious diseases.

"This is a major step in strengthening UCF's commitment to cutting-edge research that will help patients who suffer from life-threatening diseases," said Pappachan Kolattukudy, who was appointed dean of the Burnett College of Biomedical Sciences. "We want to build a nationally recognized biomedical research and education enterprise at UCF."

Neuroscientist Kiminobu Sugaya, who arrived at UCF in the spring, hopes his research will show that taking stem cells from bone marrow in a patient's hip and injecting them into the brain can help fight Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's diseases, strokes and blindness. Sugaya previously taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

In his prior research, which was cited in the Wall Street Journal this month, Sugaya determined that the memories of aged lab rats swimming in a maze dramatically improved when healthy stem cells were injected into their brains. In some cases, the older rats began to perform as well as young ones in the maze. Sugaya plans to continue using rats to test the viability of injecting stem cells into brains.

"This could be the fountain of youth if you can do it safely," said Sugay
'"/>

Contact: Tom Evelyn
tevelyn@mail.ucf.edu
407-823-5988
University of Central Florida
30-Jul-2004


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Scientists, researchers, animal advocates & regulators to discuss alternatives to animal testing
2. U.S. Army awards veterinary college researcher $1 million grant to develop vaccine
3. Binge drinking among Jewish and non-Jewish college students
4. The college of veterinary medicine and the institute of nautical archaeology team up at Texas A&M University
5. Professor says college athletic departments must pay more attention to eating disorders
6. Swine vaccine developed by veterinary college researcher receives USDA approval for commercial use
7. Zoonotic diseases - European scientists unite to fight diseases
8. Molecular therapeutics advance fight against brain cancer
9. Forest managers can fight invasive species that come with roads
10. Growing new breed of vaccine-producing plants to fight human diseases worldwide
11. Call for greater involvement of developing world scientists in fight against AIDS

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/29/2017)... March 29, 2017  higi, the health IT company ... North America , today announced a Series ... acquisition of EveryMove. The new investment and acquisition accelerates ... tools to transform population health activities through the collection ... higi collects and secures data today on ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... March 23, 2017 The report "Gesture Recognition and Touchless ... and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is ... of 29.63% between 2017 and 2022. Continue Reading ... ... ...
(Date:3/20/2017)... , March 20, 2017 At this year,s CeBIT ... -based biometrics manufacturer DERMALOG. The Chancellor came to the DERMALOG stand together ... is this year,s CeBIT partner country. At the largest German biometrics company ... use: fingerprint, face and iris recognition as well as DERMALOG´s multi-biometrics system.   ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 22, 2017 , ... A new ... San Diego, California, this August will feature high-level speakers on quantum devices, graphene ... SPIE Optics and Photonics, the largest multidisciplinary optical sciences meeting in North America, ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... Energetiq Technology, a world ... facility expansion to accommodate its rapid growth. , The renovations at the company’s ... of the existing areas. The expansion includes, a state-of-the-art engineering facility, and a ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... ... Bacterial biofilms, surface adherent communities of bacteria that are encased in a ... and catheter infections to gum disease and the rejection of medical implants. Though ... year, there is currently a paucity of means for preventing their formation or treating ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... to re-engineer their control technology again and again. METTLER TOLEDO has released two ... manufacturers. The videos illustrate how integration of the ACT350 into Siemens and Allen ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: