Oncology & Cancer

A sugar hit to help destroy cancer cells

Like any cells in the body, cancer cells need sugar—namely glucose—to fuel cell proliferation and growth. Cancer cells in particular metabolize glucose at a much higher rate than normal cells. However researchers from ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers aim to make heatable, reusable face mask

Two researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science have been granted funding from the National Science Foundation for a project with the goal of creating a heatable and reusable face ...

Vaccination

Accelerating vaccine production with ceramic 3-D printing

Faced with the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world needs a vaccine, and needs it fast. However, the development of an effective vaccine requires a lot of time, effort and the highest safety standards that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sterilizing surgical masks for safer reuse

The shortage of N95 and surgical masks has complicated efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic and jeopardized the lives of health care workers, who are forced to reuse masks many times.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists seek novel material to kill COVID-19

Masks that protect doctors and nurses from COVID-19 only block the virus before it reaches their faces, but UCF researchers are working to create a protective coating that would include a novel mask material that would catch ...

Medical research

To relieve a critical shortage, a way to test face masks

With certified face masks at a critical shortage, a team of researchers at the School of Engineering & Applied Science are developing a system to test the reliability of non-standard face masks.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Filtration engineers offer advice on do-it-yourself face masks

The continuing shortage of face masks and new recommendations on their use by the general public have led many individuals and organizations to make their own masks using available materials. While homemade protection as ...

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