Not all Species Age the Same; Humans May be Outliers

Not all Species Age the Same; Humans May be Outliers

Adult humans get weaker as they age and then die, but that’s not the typical pattern across species. Some organisms don’t appear to show signs of aging at all. These are among the findings in a first-of-its-kind study published in the journal Nature this week. The study compares the aging patterns of humans and 45 […]

  • Pythons, Lionfish and now Willow Invade Florida's Waterways

    Foreign invaders such as pythons and lionfish are not the only threats to Florida’s natural habitat. The native Carolina Willow is also starting to strangle portions of the St. Johns River. Biologists at the University of Central Florida recently completed a study that shows this slender tree once used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes, […]


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  • Alumni Spotlight: Megan Licata, '08

    Thanks to her introduction to marketing communications and “unbelievable” internship experiences at UCF, Megan Licata, ’08, finds herself stranded on an island — on purpose! As communications manager for the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Megan oversees, creates and implements all marketing communications for the luxury hotel brand, from its website and onsite collateral, to local and […]

  • Up Close And Personal With Parasites, Blood Cells

    More than 40 eager 5th graders at Carillion Elementary in Oviedo got an eyeful of worms, blood diseases and parasites at a recent Super Scientist class led by UCF Biomedical associate professor Dr. William Self. Armed with microscopes from UCF, blood and fecal slide samples (all enclosed and non-infectious), students took turns examining the fascinating […]

  • 'Guide to Green Colleges' Lists UCF

    UCF maintained its standing this year as one of the 330 most environmentally responsible colleges in the nation, according to The Princeton Review’s annual “Guide to Green Colleges.” The 2014 list was released this week just ahead of April 22 Earth Day in partnership with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building […]

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Two members of the UCF Equestrian Club talk about their experience jumping with horses.