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FAU Launches Unique Dementia Prevention Program and Center

Is it possible to prevent dementia from happening in the first place? That’s what a leading FAU neuroscientist plans to prove using an innovative approach that defies the idea that “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to battling Alzheimer’s...
22-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Simple Tactic Results in Dramatic Water Conservation, Study Shows

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Rain or shine has new meaning thanks to an innovative, inexpensive and simple tactic developed by researchers at FAU that will really change how people think about watering their lawns. The tactic? A straightforward road sign.
20-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Close Failing Banks Before They Cost U.S. Billions of Dollars, Says Study

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Billions of dollars could be saved if Congress revises a law to allow regulators to be more aggressive in reducing losses from insolvent banks, according to a recent study co-authored by a faculty member from FAU’s College of Business.
19-Jun-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Is “Doing Good” Bad for a Company’s Bottom Line? Yes, Says FAU Study.

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Companies that try to “do good” are likely to find that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is bad for their bottom lines, according to a new study from FAU’s College of Business. CSR is defined as strategies that appear to foster some...
6-Jun-2017 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Copaiba: Silver Bullet or Snake Oil?

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Sales of the essential oil copaiba [koh-pey-buh] are increasing, at least in part, because more than 54 million Americans suffer from arthritis. The traditional way to treat arthritis is using NSAIDs and COXIBs, which are not without adverse events....
6-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Approach Tested at FAU First to Look at Dolphin Immune System

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With the drastic increase in the number of unusual dolphin strandings and deaths along the southeastern coast of the U.S. and elsewhere, finding specific antibodies to test, monitor and document their immune health is critical.
25-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Leading Archaeologist Involved in Groundbreaking Discovery of Early Human Life in Ancient Peru

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A-tisket, A-tasket. You can tell a lot from a basket. Especially if it’s from ancient ruins of a civilization inhabited by humans 15,000 years ago. An archaeologist is among the team that made a groundbreaking discovery in coastal Peru – home to...
23-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nation’s First Pipeline Program Provides Accelerated Pathway from High School into Medical School

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“FAU High School M.D. Direct” is the first-of-its-kind pipeline program to be launched in the U.S. and places high school students from FAU High School directly in-line for medical school at FAU, jumpstarting their careers as young, aspiring...
22-May-2017 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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

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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

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