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Falling Gas Prices Can Boost Home Sales, According to Study by FAU, Longwood Real Estate Economists

Falling gas prices can shorten the time it takes a house to sell and can increase the selling price, according to results from an ongoing longitudinal study by Florida Atlantic University and Longwood University faculty.
1-Jul-2015 9:00 AM EDT

FAU Awarded $2.1 Million to Study Effectiveness of Medication for Schizophrenia


In patients with severe illnesses such as schizophrenia, the risk for relapse and re-hospitalization is substantially increased following hospitalizations. A multi-center, longitudinal clinical trial will examine the effectiveness of an injectable...
30-Jun-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Scientists Driven to Help Transform Commutes with 'Smart' Traffic Lights


Traffic jams not only make daily commutes exasperating, they also contribute to excessive fuel consumption and air pollution. FAU's simulation Laboratory for Adaptive Traffic Operations & Management is working to reduce traffic delays and improve...
22-Jun-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Fruit Flies 'Push the Limit' and Lead Researchers to an Unexpected Discovery


They’re pesky and annoying when they get into your fruit, but Drosophila melanogaster, more affectionately known as the “fruit fly,” have led researchers at Florida Atlantic University to an unexpected discovery involving drowning and comas.
16-Jun-2015 8:00 AM EDT

FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Achieves Full Accreditation


FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has earned full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Accreditation signifies that national standards for structure, function, and performance are met by a medical school’s...
12-Jun-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Housing Market Becoming More Favorable for Renters than Buyers According to Latest Buy vs. Rent Index

The latest national housing market index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty indicates it is becoming more favorable for renters than buyers in terms of wealth accumulation.
8-Jun-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Scientists Use New 'Tool Sled' to Collect Sea Sponges that Have Potential to Combat Various Diseases

Sea sponges appeared more than 600 million years ago, and many of the genes they have are the same as those involved in cancer. Scientists have developed a new 'tool sled' to collect these sponges to take advantage of the similarity in human and...
3-Jun-2015 8:00 AM EDT

New Research Suggests That Pre-Existing Inflammation May Promote the Spread of Cancer


There is mounting evidence that chronic inflammation is linked to increased risk of tumor development. A new study is helping to shed light on the important link between inflammation and cancer, and how pre-existing inflammation may aid in the...
2-Jun-2015 8:00 AM EDT

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FAU Professor Leads Research on Sensory Biology of Sharks and Massive Seasonal Migration of Blacktip Sharks in South Florida


16-Jun-2015 5:05 PM EDT

FAU Neuroscientist Leads Efforts to Detect and Treat Alzheimer's Disease and Other Forms of Dementia


Every 67 seconds someone is the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia. James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., one of the most prominent neuroscientists in the country, is at the helm of cutting-edge research, screening...
15-Jun-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Professor and Expert on Statins Publishes Guidance for Clinicians


Dr. Charles H. Hennekens has done ground-breaking research on the benefits of statins, aspirin, ACE inhibitors, ARBs as well as beta adrenergic blockers. His guidance will assist clinicians to address the clinical and public health challenges to...
10-Jun-2015 8:00 AM EDT

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

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