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 Joins New Partnership to Recruit Life Science Companies

    Central Florida has long been recognized as a top destination for entertainment and hospitality, but the region offers much more. It’s also a burgeoning global center for health care and life sciences. Four pillars of the Central Florida business community are pleased to announce the launch of IQ Orlando, an innovation-focused business partnership concentrated on […]

  • High-Five Chain Raises Awareness of 3-D Arm Team

    Hundreds of University of Central Florida students turned out Friday to attempt to break the world record for the longest high-five chain. The attempt on the UCF Memory Mall fell short of its record-breaking goal of 1,700. But the sponsor, Microsoft OneNote, achieved its bigger goal of bringing attention to Limbitless Solutions, the UCF student […]

  • Bands Reach for the Stars at UCF Celebrates the Arts Festival

    For UCF senior Emily Judd, the upcoming UCF Celebrates the Arts 2015 festival is a perfect opportunity to put the spotlight on her two interests: music and engineering. Judd, principal horn player for the UCF Wind Ensemble, is working on degrees in both music performance and aerospace engineering – and will be part of the […]

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Hand-A-Thon: Building Bionic Hands for Kids

Volunteers help build mechanical hands for kids at the UCF Limbitless Hand-A-Thon.