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FAU Researchers Say 'Personality Does Matter'


“Why do people behave the way they do? “Why do people feel the way they do? In one of the largest studies to employ experience sampling methods to measure the effects of situations on human behavior in real-time and outside of a lab setting,...
21-May-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Unique Program to Use Social Media to Develop Computer Model for Ebola Spread


Identifying and tracking individuals affected by the Ebola virus in densely populated areas presents a unique and urgent set of challenges in public health surveillance. Currently, mapping the spread of the Ebola virus is done manually. Researchers...
12-May-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Just Like Humans, Dolphins Have Social Networks


They may not be on Facebook or Twitter, but dolphins do, in fact, form highly complex and dynamic networks of friends, according to a recent study by scientists at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University. Dolphins are...
5-May-2015 9:00 AM EDT

FAU's Inaugural Class Becomes Nation's Newest Physicians


The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University celebrated a long-anticipated event today with much fanfare as its inaugural class became the nation’s newest physicians.
24-Apr-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Researchers Publish Findings on Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Marine Organisms on the Gulf Coast


Researchers from FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute have published findings on the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on marine organisms such as oysters, conch, shrimp, corals as well as marine plankton (microalgae or...
17-Apr-2015 2:00 PM EDT

Florida Atlantic University Signs Collaboration Agreement with Internationally Renowned Nansen Neuroscience Network in Norway


Florida Atlantic University, one of Florida’s leading public research universities, and the internationally renowned Nansen Neuroscience Network in Norway, a premier network of organizations dedicated to research into neuroscience in Europe, have...
14-Apr-2015 9:00 AM EDT

FAU Announces Winners of the 2015 Business Plan Competition


Florida Atlantic University has announced the winners of the 2015 Business Plan Competition. First place winner is SoFla Sunwear; second place winner is Hyperbius, LLC; third place winner is TripsCommerce.
14-Apr-2015 9:00 AM EDT

New Biosensing Platform Could Quickly and Accurately Diagnose Disease and Monitor Treatment Remotely


In much the same way that glucometers and pregnancy tests have revolutionized in-home diagnostic testing, researchers have identified a new biosensing platform that could be used to remotely detect and determine treatment options for HIV, E-coli,...
2-Apr-2015 9:00 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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