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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  • Service to UCF 2014

    Melanie Fernandez flourished from an average UCF student simply trying to find her way, to a major force in the Central Florida business community and a huge part of UCF’s success. Her current consulting firm grew too, resulting from an opportunity to purchase the firm where she had been previously working as partner, a position […]

  • UCF Professor to Lead Expansion of Suicide-Prevention Programs

    UCF assistant professor of social work Kim Gryglewicz is the program director for a $3.68 million expansion of suicide-prevention services for children, teenagers and young adults in Florida. The new Florida Linking Individuals Needing Care project is made possible by a five-year grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Gryglewicz is […]

  • Know When to Hold 'em...

    UCF alumni and friends from the Central Florida legal community mingled at Ember in downtown Orlando for a fun night of blackjack, craps, roulette and poker at the Legal Knights & Friends Alumni Chapter‘s annual Casino Knight on Oct. 29. Beginners and high rollers alike enjoyed fine wines, craft beers and hors d’oeuvres, while pressing […]

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The Plan for UCF Downtown

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