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Leading Breast Cancer Expert Joins Florida Atlantic University as Its New Vice President of Research


Daniel C. Flynn, a renowned breast cancer researcher with more than 20 years experience will lead Florida Atlantic University into a new era of innovation as its vice president for research.
17-Dec-2014 8:00 AM EST

Leading Scientist Joins FAU in Jupiter


Gregg Fields, a renowned researcher whose work focuses on the use of chemical approaches to better understand how protein three-dimensional structures influence cellular and enzymatic behaviors, has joined FAU as the new chair of the Department of...
26-Nov-2014 8:00 AM EST

Scientists Find Novel Approach to Treating Number 1 Cause of Blindness in Elderly


Scientists at Florida Atlantic University have found that sulindac, a known anti-inflammatory drug, can protect against oxidative damage due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Their studies suggest that sulindac could be an inexpensive and...
10-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

FAU Poll Finds One in Five Hispanic Women without Health Insurance


The second national survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economic Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI) found that there has been little improvement in health insurance coverage for Hispanic women but some progress for Hispanic men since...
9-Oct-2014 9:00 AM EDT

FAU Professor Beats All Odds Surviving Two Bouts of Pancreatic Cancer


In what his physicians have called a “miraculous recovery,” Steven Lewis, Ph.D., has survived two bouts of pancreatic cancer—the first time in 2007 and again almost three years later when the cancer metastasized to his liver. With the highest...
25-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Scientists Show that Nicotine Withdrawal Reduces Response to Rewards Across Species


While more than half of U.S. smokers try to quit every year, less than 10 percent are able to remain smoke-free, and relapse commonly occurs within 48 hours of smoking cessation. In a first of its kind study on nicotine addiction, scientists...
11-Sep-2014 1:30 PM EDT

FAU Researchers Introduce ‘The Human Dynamic Clamp’ - a Groundbreaking Approach to Understanding Social Interaction


Scientists at Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences have created the Human Dynamic Clamp to address the difficult problem of studying social interactions in the laboratory. Their findings were released today...
11-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Professor to Receive Alton Ochsner Award for Pioneer Work on Smoking and Health


Dr. Charles H. Hennekens, Sir Richard Doll professor in FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, and the first to discover that aspirin prevents a first heart attack and is of lifesaving benefit when given during a heart attack or among...
10-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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Professors Provide Most Updated Information on Aspirin in the Prevention of a First Heart Attack


Professors from Florida Atlantic University and the University of Arizona have published an article emphasizing that the evidence in treatment indicates that all patients having a heart attack or who have survived a prior event should be given...
2-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Facts and Myths About Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements


Clinicians and patients have become concerned about the possible, but unproven links between calcium supplements and heart attacks. Professors at Florida Atlantic University provide reassurance, supporting the benefits of these important...
25-Aug-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Professor Endorses Recent FDA Statements on Use of Aspirin to Prevent a First Heart Attack


Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.P.H., the first to discover that aspirin prevents a first heart attack and is of lifesaving benefit when given during a heart attack or among long-term survivors, was invited by the editor of Nature Reviews: Cardiology...
2-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Professor Publishes Need for Wider Utilization of Statins in Prevention and Treatment of Heart Attacks and Strokes


Researchers have published the benefits of statins in the prevention of heart attacks and strokes in subjects previously thought at too low a risk to be treated. They present new clinical and public health challenges with respect to the use of...
26-Aug-2013 9:00 AM EDT

FAU Experts for the 2013 Hurricane Season

14-Jun-2013 6:00 PM EDT

FAU Experts on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

With the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill approaching, Florida Atlantic University faculty members are available to discuss the state of the Gulf and the effects of the oil spill.
11-Apr-2011 4:00 PM EDT

FAU Experts on Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Florida Atlantic University faculty members are available to discuss the state of the Gulf and the effects of the oil spill in regards to biology, ecology, its marine organisms, as well as in the areas of the geosciences, and civil, environmental...
20-May-2010 8:00 AM EDT

Researcher Explains Why Statins Cause Low Rates of Muscle Symptoms


In an editorial published in the American Journal of Medicine, Dr. Charles H. Hennekens describes why statins cause low rates of muscle symptoms and explains the role of patient perception and consumer advertising in public opinion of statins.
8-Jan-2009 8:00 AM EST

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