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Ocean Exploration Uncovers One of Cuba's Hidden Natural Treasures

After nearly two years of planning, a team of scientists from the U.S. and Cuba has explored never-before-studied mesophotic coral reefs along the entire coast of Cuba, spanning about 1,500 miles. Except for a few places along the coast, prior to...
17-Aug-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers ‘Count Cars’ – Literally – to Find a Better Way to Control Heavy Traffic

There’s “Counting Crows,” counting sheep, counting blessings and now researchers at FAU have their own version of “counting cars” – literally – in an attempt to improve traffic flow on our nation’s overcrowded roads. And with more...
9-Aug-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

It’s Not Just What You Eat, It’s What’s Eating You


Restricting how much you eat without starving has been shown to robustly extend lifespan in more than 20 species of animals including primates. How this works is still unclear. A new study shows that it’s not just what or how much you eat that...
2-Aug-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU Appoints Stella N. Batalama, Ph.D., as Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science


Following a national search, FAU has named Stella N. Batalama, Ph.D., as the new dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Batalama, who assumes this role today, comes to FAU from the University at Buffalo, a flagship institution of...
1-Aug-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU and U.S. Southern Command Team Up for Science, Technology and Education Initiatives


SOUTHCOM, located in Miami, Fla. and responsible for military operations within South and Central America as well as the Caribbean, will work with FAU to pursue mutual objectives in humanitarian assistance and disaster response, international...
27-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Shark Species Glows in the Dark, Weighs About 2 Pounds and Has a Huge Nose


Just as “Shark Week” is gearing up, researchers have discovered a new species of shark 17 years in the making. Like finding a needle in a haystack, it was well worth the wait as this elusive creature is yet to be seen in the wild.
25-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Sound’ Research Shows Slower Boats May Cause Manatees More Harm Than Good

Slower boat speeds reduce risks to manatees. Or do they? Not exactly, according to research that shows the very laws enacted to slow down boats in manatee habitats may actually be doing more harm than good.
20-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU Receives $1.4 Million Federal Grant for Nurse Practitioners to Care for Underserved Broward County Residents


Nurse practitioners can help meet the rising demand for health care due to older population growth, especially in underserved populations.
18-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Physician Heal Thyself: Simple Coping Strategies for Pervasive Physician Burnout


The proverb, “physician heal thyself,” is probably more relevant today than it was in biblical times with the fast pace of life, the impact of multitasking and the unending bombardment of information, which have made emotional exhaustion almost...
26-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT

Expanding Waistlines and Metabolic Syndrome: Researchers Warn of New ‘Silent Killer’


For decades, American waistlines have been expanding and there is increasing cause for alarm. Researchers make the case that metabolic syndrome is the new “silent killer,” analogous to hypertension in the 1970s. As it turns out, the “love...
6-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT

FAU’s Brain Institute Commemorates ‘Brain Awareness Week’


From human behavior such as mother/infant bonding, addiction and communication disorders to devastating brain diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, neuroscientists and other researchers from FAU’s Brain Institute are at the...
13-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EDT

Renowned FAU Neuroscientist Leads Research on Lewy Body Dementia (LBD); Oct. 22 is National 'LBD Awareness Day'


17-Oct-2016 10:30 AM EDT

Cyberbullying Expert Provides Important Tips to Stay Safe


Although most children use their smartphones and social media apps in appropriate ways, about 25 percent will experience online bullying at some point.
11-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT

Expert Available on Shark Ecology, Prey Capture and Attack Strategy; 'Shark Week 2016' Debuts on June 26


21-Jun-2016 9:30 AM EDT

Leading FAU Neuroscientist Available as Expert on Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease


17-Jun-2016 2:30 PM EDT

World's Leading Expert on Aspirin at FAU Available to Discuss New Prevention Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer


14-Apr-2016 12:45 PM EDT

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