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New Device Will Change How Florida Monitors Sea Level Rise, Water Quality, Hurricanes and More


Small wireless computing devices, ranging from the size of a matchbox to the size of a dime are going to change the way Florida monitors its water quality, sea level rise, hurricanes, agriculture, aquaculture, and even its aging senior population.
18-Feb-2015 9:10 AM EST

Study Demonstrates Potentially Faster and More Accurate Mode of Cancer Treatment with New Laser Technology


Surgeons rely on 200-year-old technology when removing cancer--sight and touch--to determine how much to remove and what to leave alone. Laser technology pioneered at Florida Atlantic University has the promise to help a surgeon better determine if...
12-Feb-2015 8:00 AM EST

FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Co-Chairs New Report on ‘Ocean Science Over the Next Decade’


Shirley Pomponi, Ph.D. is co-chair of a new report from the National Research Council that identifies ocean science research priorities over the next decade. “Sea Change 2015-2025 - Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences” identifies eight strategic...
28-Jan-2015 8:00 AM EST

FAU's College of Education Receives $4.3 Million from the State of Florida


FAU is one of four recipients to receive a grant titled "Collaborative Transformation: Establishing Excellence in Elementary Preparation," to enhance field experiences for undergraduate elementary education majors and better prepare K-5 teaching...
22-Jan-2015 9:00 AM EST

Cone Snail Venom Holds Promise for Medical Treatments for Cancer and Addiction


While considered a delicacy in some parts of the world, snails have found a more intriguing use to scientists and the medical profession offering a plethora of research possibilities.
13-Jan-2015 6:00 PM EST

FAU's New Tech Runway Accepting Applications for 2015 Accelerator Class


Applications are being accepted for the second class of Venture Vintage companies at Florida Atlantic University’s Tech Runway, a public-private partnership formed in 2014 to foster technology start-ups. Venture Vintage launched in October 2014...
13-Jan-2015 9:00 AM EST

Gregg Fields Named as National Academy of Inventors Fellow


Gregg Fields, Ph.D., in FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have...
22-Dec-2014 7:00 AM EST

Using the Power of Computers to Harness the Human Genome May Provide Clues into the Ebola Virus


Ramaswamy Narayanan, Ph.D., is working to blend the power of computers with biology to use the human genome to remove much of the guesswork involved in discovering cures for diseases. He describes how key genes that are present in our cells could be...
18-Dec-2014 8:00 AM EST

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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

FAU Experts on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

With the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill approaching, Florida Atlantic University faculty members are available to discuss the state of the Gulf and the effects of the oil spill.
11-Apr-2011 4:00 PM EDT

FAU Experts on Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Florida Atlantic University faculty members are available to discuss the state of the Gulf and the effects of the oil spill in regards to biology, ecology, its marine organisms, as well as in the areas of the geosciences, and civil, environmental...
20-May-2010 8:00 AM EDT

Researcher Explains Why Statins Cause Low Rates of Muscle Symptoms


In an editorial published in the American Journal of Medicine, Dr. Charles H. Hennekens describes why statins cause low rates of muscle symptoms and explains the role of patient perception and consumer advertising in public opinion of statins.
8-Jan-2009 8:00 AM EST

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