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 Students Take Honors at Statewide Graduate Research Competition

    Some of the state’s best graduate students competed in the second annual Statewide Graduate Research Symposium Friday and University of Central Florida students took some of the top honors in the arts and humanities, education, physical sciences research and social sciences categories. The symposium, hosted at UCF this year on behalf of the Florida Council […]

  • #UCFBusiness Hosts Semester's Final #UCFBizChat

    On Friday, April 17th, 2015, the UCF College of Business Administration (#UCFBusiness) hosted the last #UCFBizChat of the semester. A unique facet of #UCFBusiness’s culture of student engagement, the bi-weekly #UCFBizChat allows students to connect with business professionals from around the world by using technology that can be held in the palm of their hand. […]

  • UCF Cares Day Fosters a Caring Community of Knights

    UCF Cares Day took place on March 4during Safe Knight Week in the Ferrell Commons Courtyard. The event educated students about UCF Cares, an umbrella of care-related programs and resources dedicated to fostering a caring community of Knights. UCF Cares focus areas include: safety and wellbeing, respect, sexual violence, and mental health. Information was also offered […]

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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.