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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  • UCF to Test Emergency Communication Tools Sept. 30

    UCF’s preparations for potential emergency situations include regular tests of communication tools that provide critical information to students, staff and faculty members, and the public. Several of those UCF Alert tools will be tested Tuesday, Sept. 30. During an emergency, the UCF website is the best place for the university community and the public to find […]

  • Town Hall to Tackle Partisanship

    As the midterm elections approach, public approval of Congress remains at an all-time low and the frustration among voters over the partisan polarization in Congress is mounting. On Thursday, Oct. 2, three leaders of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will share their ideas at a UCF town hall discussion on how to get government working […]

  • UCF Recognized with an "Oscar of Invention"

    UCF, together with NASA Kennedy Space Center and an early stage startup company HySense Technology, will be recognized by R&D Magazine later this year for developing and producing one of the top 100 innovations of the year. This award, known as the R&D 100, is widely regarded as the “Oscars of Invention,” whose past winners […]

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The Plan for UCF Downtown

UCF in Downtown Orlando: The potential of UCF moving downtown and the benefits to the community.