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FAU’s Brain Institute in Jupiter Designated a ‘Nikon Center of Excellence’


Florida Atlantic University’s Brain Institute in Jupiter is now home to a Nikon Center of Excellence, making it one of seven designated centers in the United States and 17 worldwide.
1-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

FAU Enters into Licensing Agreement with Neuro Pharmalogics, Inc. for Therapies to Treat Rare Neurological Diseases


The portfolio of patents focuses on the PKG (protein kinase G) pathway, which plays a pivotal role in several neurological conditions by controlling cortical spreading depolarization. Research at FAU has found that neurological diseases, including...
29-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Reveals Impacts of Climate Warming and Declining Sea Ice on Arctic Whale Migration


Declines in the Arctic sea ice are arguably the most dramatic evidence of the effects of current climate warming on ocean systems. While sea ice is perhaps the most defining habitat feature of Arctic whales, the relationship between Arctic whales...
16-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Jack Laub Inducted Into Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Fame and James P. Kelly University of Cincinnati Athletics Hall of Fame


Jack Laub is the only student-athlete in NCAA history to play six varsity years. He became one of the first professional basketball players in the NBA after he was drafted by the Baltimore Bullets. More recently, Laub was conferred the honor of...
16-Nov-2016 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Does a ‘Bad’ Apple Spoil the Bunch? Study Shows How Problem Behaviors Spread in Siblings


Siblings bear responsibility for the spread of problem behaviors. Identifying the exact nature of that influence has proven difficult, because behavior problems in siblings can also be traced to friends, shared genetics and shared experiences with...
10-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

FAU Awarded $4.4 Million From U.S. Department of Education to Increase Underrepresented Hispanics in Computer-Related Careers


Hispanics as well as low-income workers are underrepresented in the bachelor’s degree level computer-related workforce and are among the most underrepresented groups in these career fields.
26-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Toothpaste Significantly Reduces Dental Plaque and Inflammation Throughout the Body


For decades, research has suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body — in particular, heart attacks and strokes. Results from a randomized trial of a novel plaque identifying toothpaste, Plaque HD®,...
14-Oct-2016 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU Appoints Phillip Boiselle, M.D., as Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine


FAU has named Phillip M. Boiselle, M.D., as the new dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. Boiselle, who currently serves as associate dean for academic and clinical affairs, and professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, and is...
13-Oct-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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

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