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 Engineering Team 'Sees' Causes of Jet Engine Turbine Coating Damage

    A UCF-led research team has succeeded in studying the impact of extreme heat on jet engine turbines in near real-time, which could ultimately help manufacturers better protect against breakdown. The work, which was published Thursday in Nature Communications, was conducted at the University of Central Florida, the Institute of Materials Research at the German Aerospace […]

  • Books Travel From UCF Book Festival to Hospital Waiting Rooms

    More than 300 books from the UCF Book Festival were recently donated to Florida Hospital in Orlando. UCF’s College of Education and Human Performance and the Morgridge International Reading Center have hosted the annual book festival for the past five years, showcasing different authors and illustrators from around the country. When authors apply to be […]

  • UCF Celebrates Summer Graduation Ceremonies on Aug. 2

    More than 3,700 students expect to graduate from the University of Central Florida on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the CFE Arena. The morning ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., and the afternoon program begins at 2:30 p.m. Doors will open to the public about 90 minutes before each ceremony. Guests must have tickets to enter […]

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