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Lack of Paid Sick Leave Increases Poverty

A new study has quantified, for the first time, the relationship between lack of paid sick leave and poverty in the U.S. The data indicates that, even when controlling for education, race, sex, marital status and employment, working adults without...
24-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU Awarded $1.25 Million by U.S. Navy for Research in Support of Unmanned Marine Vehicle Platforms

Research for the five-year project will support autonomous unmanned marine vehicle platforms for coastal surveillance, coastal surveys, target tracking and protection of at-sea assets. The project will entail developing unmanned surface vehicles...
23-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists Propose New Way to Diagnose Dopamine-Linked Disorders Using Mouse with ADHD Traits

If the “eyes are the window to the soul,” then a series of studies suggests that they may also be a window into diagnosing and treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other dopamine-linked neuropsychiatric disorders.
17-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Predicting What Drives People to Seek, Stay in Substance-Use Treatment

About 22 million Americans are substance dependent, yet only 2.5 million seek treatment. Reviewing 5,443 records of adult substance use treatment clients, a new study examined treatment readiness, or the characteristics that are likely to promote...
16-May-2018 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites


How Parents Cause Children’s Friendships to End

A new study reveals why childhood friendships fall apart and is the first to demonstrate that parents are an important source of these breakups. Researchers examined parenting styles as well as mother and father self-reported depressive symptoms to...
10-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bio-inspired Robotics Lands FAU Professor $500,000 NSF CAREER Award

Mimicking the seamless motion of fish has landed an engineering professor with a prestigious NSF award. He has developed bio-inspired flexible structures that increase maneuverability and enhance the motion of underwater vehicles and robotic systems...
26-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


FAU and Max Planck Team Up on First Joint Position

Florida Atlantic University and Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience have combined forces to form the first jointly supported position between the two institutions.
26-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Looking Past Peer Influence: Genetic Contributions to Increases in Teen Substance Use?

Parents and adults spend a lot of time worrying about the influence of peers when it comes to teen substance use. Using a unique sample of 476 twin pairs who have been followed since birth, a new study examines if there is a genetic component that...
25-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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FAU Middle East Expert Available to Discuss Syria

11-Apr-2018 3:30 PM EDT


FAU Expert Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D., Available to Discuss Cyberbullying and Safe Social Media Use.

21-Mar-2018 4:05 PM EDT


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

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