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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  • 7 Questions with Nicole Cutrufo, ‘13

    For Nicole Cutrufo, ’13, it all started with a childhood dream. After journeying from Europe to the United States to prepare for a career in theme parks, her passions led her home. Can you describe your career journey since graduating from UCF’s Rosen College? I graduated with my Master of Science in Hospitality Management in […]

  • Accelerated FTICs Get Smart

    The Sophomore and Second Year Center held a Summer Social on July 2 for Accelerated FTICs (students coming to UCF for the first time with 30 hours or more college credits) at Academic Village in the Nike Programming Center. The theme was “Get Smart.”  A total of 63 students attended and met with academic advisors […]

  • “Common Reading” at UCF

    UCF’s Common Reading Program: Read it. Love it. Live it. The incoming FTIC [First Time In College] class will have something new to talk about this summer─UCF’s Common Reading Program. Coordinated by the First Year Experience office, every incoming student will receive a copy of the same book at orientation, will read the book over […]

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