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Genetic Study Defies ‘One-size-fits-all’ Approach to Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

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Researchers are assessing clinical and genetic characteristics of a large patient cohort suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain and receiving prescription opioids. With this information, the multidisciplinary team will derive a clinical and...
13-Dec-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

FAU and Max Planck Society Unveil First-of-its-kind Undergraduate Honors Program

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A new partnership between FAU and MPFI will establish an undergraduate honors program in neuroscience that will be the first of its kind across the globe.
11-Dec-2017 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

This ‘Sweet Spot’ Could Improve Melanoma Diagnosis

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Too much, too little, just right. It might seem like a line from “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” but actually describes an important finding that will enhance computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) of melanoma.
28-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

American Dream Revised: New Study Says Homeowners Shouldn’t Count on Property Appreciation Creating Wealth

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The American Dream of homeownership as the path to creating wealth may be due for a revision. A new study finds that the property appreciation most homeowners expect when buying a home may be relatively meaningless in terms of building wealth.
16-Nov-2017 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Team Up on Study to Save Endangered African Penguins

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The first study on prognostic health indicators in the endangered African Penguin provides invaluable information to preserve and rehabilitate this seabird. Competition with fisheries, oil spills, climate change, diseases and predators are all...
15-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Bioengineered Robotic Hand with Its Own Nervous System Will Sense Touch

Researchers are developing a first-of-its-kind bioengineered robotic hand that will actually feel and adapt to its environment. This “living” robot will have its own peripheral nervous system directly linking robotic sensors and actuators.
14-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Majority of Hospice Workers Don’t Have End-of-life Wishes Themselves

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One might assume that health care providers, especially those dealing with terminally ill patients, such as hospice workers would have a living will or advance directive. Surprisingly, Florida Atlantic University researchers found that the majority...
9-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

New FAU Advising Program Supports Foster Care and Homeless Students

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Less than 3 percent of youth raised in foster care graduate from a four-year college. FAU’s University Advising Services has launched “Educate Tomorrow,” a new academic advising program that will support foster and homeless youth on a Florida...
6-Nov-2017 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Physician Heal Thyself: Simple Coping Strategies for Pervasive Physician Burnout

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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’

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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’

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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'

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17-Oct-2016 10:30 AM EDT

Cyberbullying Expert Provides Important Tips to Stay Safe

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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

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21-Jun-2016 9:30 AM EDT

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

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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

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14-Apr-2016 12:45 PM EDT

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