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While A Candidate’s Voice Pitch Sways Voters, It Doesn't Result in Better Leaders

Individuals with lower-pitched voices are more likely to win elected office because they are believed to be superior leaders. But is voice pitch a reliable signal of leadership quality? And is the bias in favor of selecting leaders with lower voices...
14-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index Shows All Signs Pointing Toward a Peak in the U.S. Real Estate Cycle

Current signs indicate that most U.S. housing markets are approaching a peak in the real estate cycle, but there’s little evidence to suggest prices will plummet as they have in the past, according to the latest national index produced by FAU and...
8-Mar-2018 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites


Number of Paid Sick Days Directly Impacts How Americans Use Preventive Care Like Flu Shots

In the first study to measure the link between an employee’s number of paid sick leave days and the use of vital preventive health care services like getting a flu shot, researchers found a 26 to 85 percent increase in preventive health care use...
5-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

They’re Back! Shark Migration Kicks Off in S.E. Florida

For eight years, researchers have been tracking blacktip sharks using a boat, plane, acoustic monitoring devices, and drones. Water temperatures affect their migration patterns. In prior years, as many as 15,000 sharks were reported on any given...
1-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


FAU Poll Finds Floridians Support Ban on Assault-Style Rifles, Universal Background Checks and Raising Age to Buy Guns

In the wake of a mass shooting that took the lives of 17 students and teachers at a South Florida high school, a vast majority of Floridians support stricter gun laws, including a ban on assault-style rifles, universal background checks and raising...
28-Feb-2018 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Sperm Analysis Kit Promises ‘Hassle-free’ Approach to Accurately Test Male Fertility at Home

To address embarrassing, inconvenient and costly male fertility testing, researchers from FAU are developing a home-based kit that accurately, quantitatively, and quickly, provides a complete semen evaluation using microfluidics, an app and a...
28-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Innovative Couples’ Intervention Significantly Helps People With Alzheimer’s Communicate

For couples with decades of shared memories, a partner’s decline in the ability to communicate because of dementia is frightening and frustrating. Communication strategies they’ve used before simply don’t work anymore. By getting creative, an...
21-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


FAU Brain Institute Awarded $780,000 from Stiles-Nicholson Foundation to Launch ASCEND Program

To address the national shortage in STEM (science-technology-engineering and math) career-oriented students, the FAU Brain Institute has received a $780,000 grant from the Stiles-Nicholson Foundation to launch an innovative program targeted at...
15-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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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


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

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