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First Study to Show Chair Yoga as Effective Alternative Treatment for Osteoarthritis


The first randomized controlled trial to examine the effects of chair yoga on pain and physical function in older adults with osteoarthritis is proving to be an effective way to reduce pain and improve quality of life while avoiding pharmacologic...
11-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

FAU to Receive Millions from U.S. Department of Transportation to Improve Florida’s and the Nation’s Mobility of People and Goods


Whether it’s planes, trains or automobiles, the nation’s transportation systems are growing rapidly and present a number of challenges related to safety as well as sustainability. FAU will receive $1.4 million per year from the United States...
14-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study First to Demonstrate Role of Parkin Gene in Eye Lens Free Radical Formation and Cell Survival


A new study is the first to show that the Parkin gene is turned on when cells are exposed to environmental insults that cause free radical formation and cataract formation. Researchers have discovered that through the removal of mitochondria that...
13-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Shows How Social Media Support Groups Help Transplant Recipients


One in 4 adults have searched online to find others who have the same medical condition, especially chronic conditions. A unique study at FAU explored how transplant recipients use social media sites for support and healing, providing an intimate...
8-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Janet Robishaw, Ph.D., Appointed as Chair of FAU's Department of Biomedical Sciences


FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine recently appointed Janet Robishaw, Ph.D., as chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Robishaw, an accomplished functional and translational genomics researcher with 30 years of sustained federal funding from...
6-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

FAU’s Brain Institute in Jupiter Designated a ‘Nikon Center of Excellence’


Florida Atlantic University’s Brain Institute in Jupiter is now home to a Nikon Center of Excellence, making it one of seven designated centers in the United States and 17 worldwide.
1-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

FAU Enters into Licensing Agreement with Neuro Pharmalogics, Inc. for Therapies to Treat Rare Neurological Diseases


The portfolio of patents focuses on the PKG (protein kinase G) pathway, which plays a pivotal role in several neurological conditions by controlling cortical spreading depolarization. Research at FAU has found that neurological diseases, including...
29-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Reveals Impacts of Climate Warming and Declining Sea Ice on Arctic Whale Migration


Declines in the Arctic sea ice are arguably the most dramatic evidence of the effects of current climate warming on ocean systems. While sea ice is perhaps the most defining habitat feature of Arctic whales, the relationship between Arctic whales...
16-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

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

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


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


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

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