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Study Documents African Monkeys Eating Bats; First to Report Implications for Animal-Human Disease Transmission

Primates and bats may interact directly, but their behavioral and predator-prey interactions are poorly documented, and detailed reports of their interactions have been rare, until now. The first study to document monkeys consuming bats with photos...
24-May-2016 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU Receives Initial Accreditation for General Surgery, Emergency Medicine Residency Programs


FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has received initial accreditation from the national Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for University-sponsored residency programs in general surgery and emergency medicine, in...
23-May-2016 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Virtual Partner’ Elicits Emotional Responses From a Human Partner in Real-Time


“How does it ‘feel’ to interact behaviorally with a machine?” To answer that, scientists created a virtual partner that can elicit emotional responses from its human partner while the pair engages in behavioral coordination in real-time. The...
17-May-2016 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Regular Physical Activity is ‘Magic Bullet’ for Pandemics of Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease


The statistics on regular physical activity in the U.S. are bleak; only about 20 percent of Americans engage in recommended levels of regular physical activity and about 64 percent never do any physical activity.
16-May-2016 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Archaeologists Uncover 13,000-Year-Old Bones of Ancient, Extinct Species of Bison at Old Vero Man Site

In what is considered one of the oldest and most important archaeological digs in North America, scientists have uncovered what they believe are the bones of a 13,000- to 14,000-year-old ancient, extinct species of bison at the Old Vero Man Site in...
11-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU Receives $500,000 NSF Grant for Research Computing Infrastructure Dedicated to Science and Engineering


FAU has received a $500,000, two-year grant from the National Science Foundation to install networking infrastructure to amplify its ability to conduct data-intensive science and engineering research. The network design, referred to as a DMZ,...
11-May-2016 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Internationally Renowned Neuroscientist Randy D. Blakely to Lead FAU’s Newly-formed Brain Institute


An internationally renowned neuroscientist and leading expert in synaptic pharmacology, neurotransmitter transporters, and neurogenetics, has joined Florida Atlantic University as the executive director of the newly-formed FAU Brain Institute.
10-May-2016 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sea-Level Rise Summit Coincides with Flooding Risks in South Florida Due to the Moon, High Tides and Inclement Weather


Just as parts of South Florida are bracing for potential risks of flooding in low-lying areas due to the close proximity of the moon, high tides, sea-level rise and inclement weather, FAU is bringing together professionals from the private and...
28-Apr-2016 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

Science Reveals How Tone of Candidates’ Voices Can Make a Difference at the Polls


Human voice pitch has been shown to influence how voters perceive candidates for elected office and appears to influence voters both in the laboratory and in real life as they tend to support candidates with lower-pitched voices. The remaining...
7-Mar-2016 2:05 PM EST

FAU Researchers Available to Discuss Impacts of Lake Okeechobee Discharge

An El Niño winter which brought record rainfall in January has been threatening the ecological health of the St. Lucie River in southeast Florida. Ongoing discharges from Lake Okeechobee are damaging the delicate balance of freshwater and saltwater...
3-Mar-2016 3:30 PM EST

FAU Professor Says #OscarSoWhite Boycott Unlikely to Affect Academy Awards


A boycott of Sunday night’s Academy Awards to protest the lack of racial diversity among the nominees is unlikely to create the change many hoped for, says a Florida Atlantic University professor who has studied boycotts for almost 20 years.
25-Feb-2016 8:30 AM EST

FAU Professor and Leading Expert on Aspirin Available to Discuss New FDA-approved, 24-hour Aspirin to Prevent Strokes and Cardiac Events


13-Jan-2016 5:05 PM EST

FAU Expert Available to Comment on Republican Presidential Debate


14-Dec-2015 4:30 PM EST

FAU Middle East Expert Available to Discuss Recent Attacks in Paris


16-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST

Leading FAU Neuroscientist Shares Common Myths and Truths About Alzheimer’s Disease


More than five million Americans and 15 million caregivers are impacted by Alzheimer's disease. A leading neuroscientist at Florida Atlantic University has developed eight myths and truths about this prevalent form of dementia.
10-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST

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