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Software Program Developed at FAU’s NSF Research Center Coming to 6,500 Walmart Stores Nationwide

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SurviveDrive, a small portable plug and play USB drive designed as a one-step process to make Windows-based PC system backups available to the masses, will be in 6,500 Walmart stores nationwide in spring 2017 thanks to an innovative partnership...
25-Aug-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Natural Compound From a Deep-Water Marine Sponge Found to Reduce Pancreatic Tumor Size

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A deep-water marine sponge collected off of Fort Lauderdale’s coast contains leiodermatolide, a natural product that has the ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells as well as block cancer cells from dividing using extremely low...
18-Aug-2016 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Sheds Light on Use and Effectiveness of Sexual Assault Hotlines

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Since the 1970s, sexual assault hotlines have grown in popularity in North America as conduits for survivors, their loved ones and professionals to unite for immediate support. Today, there are more than 1,000 crisis hotline affiliates in the U.S....
11-Aug-2016 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows When Listing a Home for Sale the Left-Most Digit on the Asking Price Matters Most

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The best technique for pricing a home when listing it for sale is setting the asking price just below a round number, according to recent research published by the Journal of Housing Research – an official publication of the American Real Estate...
9-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Think Millennials Are the ‘Hookup Generation?’ You’re Wrong, Says FAU Sex Study

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Young American adults aren’t doing it as often as you’d think. Although Americans are now strikingly more accepting of premarital sex, a new study reveals that more Millennials, born in the 1990s in particular, are nevertheless forgoing sex...
28-Jul-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Start-Up Company Uses Novel Technology to Mitigate Risks From Sea-Level Rise, Flooding

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Coastal Risk Consulting, a new start-up company formed by an FAU professor, has developed novel technology to assist coastal homeowners, businesses, and government to evaluate and mitigate risks from encroaching seas along Florida’s southeast...
28-Jul-2016 6:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU’s I-SENSE and Dioxide Materials™ Partner on Novel Sensors for Heating, Ventilation and AC Applications

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Just as the summer is heating up, FAU's I-SENSE and Dioxide Materials™ have formed a unique partnership to develop a novel low-cost, low-power, wireless CO2 sensing system that will help to significantly lower the amount of energy businesses and...
14-Jul-2016 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Revealing the ‘Taboo’ of Retirement for Catholic Priests; Declining Population, Burnout

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You’ve heard of physician shortages. But, Catholic priests? They are in a similar dilemma with fewer options to retire from their diocese. And, unlike medicine, priesthood is not a lucrative profession. By 2019, half of all active priests will be...
7-Jul-2016 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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

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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

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13-Jan-2016 5:05 PM EST

FAU Expert Available to Comment on Republican Presidential Debate

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14-Dec-2015 4:30 PM EST

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