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FAU National Index Shows Hispanics Souring on Direction of U.S. Economy as Approval for Trump Drops to 31 Percent


Hispanics in the U.S. are souring on the direction of the economy and showing growing dissatisfaction with U.S. President Donald Trump, according to a new national consumer sentiment index conducted by the FAU Business and Economics Polling...
11-Oct-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Resilience’ to Adversity Determines if a Child Survives or Thrives When Bullied


Why is it that some children are devastated by bullying while others are not? Is there is a major personal characteristic or trait that buffers and protects them against internalizing the harm intended through bullying and cyberbullying? The answer...
11-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Size Doesn’t Matter – At Least for Hammerheads and Swimming Performance

Different head shapes and different body sizes of hammerhead sharks should result in differences in their swimming performance right? Researchers from FAU have conducted the first study to examine the whole body shape and swimming kinematics of two...
10-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Says Financial Awards Can Actually Discourage Whistleblowers from Reporting Fraud


Financial awards can unintentionally discourage a whistleblower from reporting fraud in a timely manner by hijacking their moral motivation to do the right thing, according to a new study.
5-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Reveals Staggering Economic Burden of Dementia in Younger People


While the social and economic cost of Alzheimer’s is well documented, a new study shows that frontotemporal degeneration (FTD)—the most common dementia for people under age 60—inflicts a significantly higher economic burden on both patients...
3-Oct-2017 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hurricane Aftermath: New Way to Assess Safety of Aging Timber Railroad Bridges


There are about 100,000 railroad bridges in the U.S. and approximately 30,000 of them are constructed from timber. More than half of these timber bridges were built before 1920. North American railroad bridge owners are now mandated to closely...
26-Sep-2017 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Thinking ‘Out-of-the-box’ May Build a Better Brain and Prevent Dementia


With disease-modifying treatment trials for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) currently unsuccessful and only medications to treat symptoms available, what now? A leading neuroscientist has developed the “Dementia Prevention Initiative,” which abandons...
25-Sep-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU Buy vs. Rent Index Shows U.S. Homeowners Still Coming Out Ahead of Renters, But Just Barely


U.S. homeowners are still coming out ahead of their friends who rent, but just barely. According to the latest national index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty, owning and renting are in a virtual...
20-Sep-2017 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Physician Heal Thyself: Simple Coping Strategies for Pervasive Physician Burnout


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’


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’


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'


17-Oct-2016 10:30 AM EDT

Cyberbullying Expert Provides Important Tips to Stay Safe


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


21-Jun-2016 9:30 AM EDT

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


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


14-Apr-2016 12:45 PM EDT

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