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Life Sciences
Winter 2007
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Researcher Uses Heart in Teaching about Brain
Kiminobu Sugaya is researching one of the newest and most hopeful possibilities for eventually treating Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders of the again brain.

Brain Connection to Diabetic Heart Disease Explored at UCF
A UCF scientist is one of the first in the country to actively study the impact of the brain on diabetic heart disease.

Newly Discovered Protein Could Hold Key to Preventing Heart Disease
UCF researchers have discovered a gene that could provide scientists with the key to developing treatments for preventing inflammation that can cause heart disease.

UCF Professor Developing Teardrop Test for Diabetic Blood-Sugar Levels
Pricking a finger for blood sugar tests could become a thing of the past.

Defense Peptide Found in Primates May Block Some Human HIV Transmissions
Professor Alexander Cole plans to study how retrogyclin could be developed into a drug designed to prevent the HIV virus from entering human cells.

Biomedical Science Center Focus Areas
UCF researchers are advancing understanding of some of the world’s most prevalent and serious health problems.

FACULTY PROFILE: Dr. Pappachan Kolattukudy
The dean of the Burnett College of Biomedical Sciences is also one of the nation’s most highly funded and highly cited researchers.

Cognoscenti Health Institute’s acquisition by Clinical Pathology Laboratories is likely to create more jobs and more growth for the company, a graduate of UCF’s Technology Incubator.

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