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The ‘Worm’ Holds the Key to Treating Epilepsy; New Possibilities for Rapid Drug Discovery

Current methods to control epilepsy are not only inefficient but haven’t improved in more than 150 years when the first anticonvulsant drug was developed. Researchers have opened up the possibilities for rapid drug screens to treat seizures in the...
26-Sep-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU Harbor Branch Scientists to Use Underwater Holographic Microscope to Research Indian River Lagoon


A group of scientists are creating technology that will allow them to view – in 3-D – the millions of microscopic creatures and particles that populate bodies of water, including the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), thanks to funding provided by the...
20-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Robo-Fish, Mimicking Nature Land Professor with U.S. Department of the Navy Research Grant

By observing how fish swim and use their fins to move seamlessly within the ocean depths, a researcher at FAU is mimicking this movement to increase maneuverability and enhance the motion of underwater vehicles and robotic systems.
15-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Renowned Astronomer and Researcher Appointed Dean of FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science


Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., who currently serves as associate dean for natural science and mathematics, associate dean for research in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida, and is a professor in the Department of...
14-Sep-2016 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU’s Hospitality & Tourism Management Program Ranked Among Top 30 in Nation by ‘The Best Schools Magazine’


Florida Atlantic University’s Hospitality & Tourism Management program is among the top 30 in the United States, according to the latest rankings published by The Best Schools Magazine.
13-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU Buy vs. Rent Index Shows U.S. Housing Market Moving Deeper into Buy Territory In Terms of Wealth Creation


The latest national index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty indicates the U.S. housing market as a whole is moving marginally deeper into buy territory, suggesting that, on average, the majority of...
13-Sep-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Technology Could Be Game Changer for Providing a ‘Voice’ for Hospitalized Patients

There are almost 800,000 patients in the U.S. who are intubated and require mechanical ventilation annually. More than half of these patients are awake, alert and desperately attempting to communicate with nurses, physicians and their loved ones....
8-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

World Renowned Oceanographer Named Executive Director of FAU Harbor Branch


A world renowned oceanographer and leading phytoplankton researcher will lead Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) as its new executive director.
8-Sep-2016 9:00 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


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

FAU Professor and Leading Expert on Aspirin Available to Discuss New FDA-approved, 24-hour Aspirin to Prevent Strokes and Cardiac Events


13-Jan-2016 5:05 PM EST

FAU Expert Available to Comment on Republican Presidential Debate


14-Dec-2015 4:30 PM EST

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