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FAU, Collaborators Receive $1.68 Million NIH Grant for Sleep and Metabolic Disorders

Researchers are working on this collaborative project that utilizes genomic and transgenic technology in Mexican cavefish to identify genetic loci that contribute to sleep, feeding, and metabolism.
17-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


‘Skinny Fat’ in Older Adults May Predict Dementia, Alzheimer’s Risk

A first-of-its-kind study has found that “skinny fat” – the combination of low muscle mass and strength in the context of high fat mass – may be an important predictor of cognitive performance in older adults. Results show that sarcopenic...
5-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Report Provides 24-hour View of Cyberattacks in Florida, U.S.

Researchers have scrutinized more than 5 terabytes of Internet-scale data to produce a report that provides a unique 24-hour glimpse of cyberattacks and threats in Florida and the U.S. FloridaSOAR, a first-of-its-kind, large-scale analysis of the...
20-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Deep-sea Marine Sponges May Hold Key to Antibiotic Drug Resistance

FAU’s Harbor Branch houses more than 1,000 strains of actinobacteria, one of the most prolific microbial groups for the production of natural products. Derived from sea sponges and other macro-organisms, several strains were identified for their...
19-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Virtual Reality Headsets Significantly Reduce Children’s Fear of Needles

Almost anyone can relate to being afraid of needles and injections. A pilot study is the first to use a 3D virtual reality headset to test this tool as a distraction method in a pediatric setting. Children were given the choice of a roller coaster...
18-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


FAU Receives $2.8 Million HRSA Grant to Enhance Role of RNs in Primary Care

With this latest grant, FAU will establish a primary care workforce of students with a bachelor of science in nursing degree who are practice ready and willing to serve veterans and patients in rural and underserved communities.
14-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Study First to Show Antipsychotic Medication Use in Youths Increases Diabetes Risk, Body Fat

A study is the first to use gold-standard methods to test the hypothesis that antipsychotic treatment in youths adversely increases body fat and decreases insulin sensitivity. All three antipsychotics tested – oral aripiprazole, olanzapine, and...
11-Jun-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Lack of Paid Sick Leave Increases Poverty

A new study has quantified, for the first time, the relationship between lack of paid sick leave and poverty in the U.S. The data indicates that, even when controlling for education, race, sex, marital status and employment, working adults without...
24-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Leading Neuroscientist Responds to Common Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

Approximately 47 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias. One of the most prominent neuroscientists in the country has developed eight myths and truths about AD to shed light on this form of dementia...
4-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT


FAU Middle East Expert Available to Discuss Syria

11-Apr-2018 3:30 PM EDT


FAU Expert Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D., Available to Discuss Cyberbullying and Safe Social Media Use.

21-Mar-2018 4:05 PM EDT


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

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