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FAU to Develop Unmanned Marine Vehicles for Bridge Inspections


Florida has approximately 11,450 bridges. Inspecting and maintaining them is arduous, especially since so many of the state’s bridges span rivers, canals and saltwater areas. Researchers at FAU are developing unmanned marine vehicles for on-water...
28-Jul-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Florida Hispanics Better Off Financially and Expect Conditions to Continue to Improve, Latest FAU Poll Says


A majority of Hispanics in Florida say they’re better off financially than they were a year ago and expect the good times to continue for themselves and business in the U.S., according to the latest survey conducted by FAU's Business and Economics...
21-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

New Adolescent Friendship Study Confirms 'Birds of a Feather Flock Together - Stay Together'


No one likes to lose a friend, especially adolescents. Adolescent friendships are fleeting. The majority dissolve after a year or two. But why do friendships end? Researchers sought to answer this question by examining whether adolescent friendships...
20-Jul-2015 10:30 AM EDT

Unique Alzheimer's Study Reveals for the First Time Communication Patterns that Sustain Spouse-Caregiver Relationships


As a result of impairment in communication, married couples affected by Alzheimer's suffer isolation, depression and estrangement. Limited research has existed on communication in couples affected by AD and existing research primarily focuses on...
13-Jul-2015 8:00 AM EDT

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

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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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