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Article ID: 714293

Researchers Develop New Method to Rapidly, Reliably Monitor Sickle Cell Disease

Florida Atlantic University

Researchers have developed a rapid and reliable new method to continuously monitor sickle cell disease using a microfluidics-based electrical impedance sensor. This novel technology can characterize the dynamic cell sickling and unsickling processes in sickle blood without the use of microscopic imaging or biochemical markers. The technology is being developed with the hope of providing patients with a portable, standalone sensor to conveniently self-monitor the hematological parameters of their disease and evaluate their risk of vaso-occlusion.

Released:
13-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 714211

The Dog Days of Summer are Here, But this 'Cool' Cat Isn't Worried

Florida Atlantic University

Snow leopards are perfectly adapted to cold and dry habitats like the Himalayas in Central Asia. However, for one local snow leopard, making him feel at home in South Florida required replicating his natural environment to keep him “chill.” An engineering team found an innovative way to keep Dante, a rescue snow leopard at McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary in West Palm Beach, comfortable as temperatures rise during the dog days of summer as well as year-round.

Released:
12-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Newswise: Gregg B. Fields Named Executive Director of 
FAU’s Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention

Article ID: 714129

Gregg B. Fields Named Executive Director of FAU’s Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention

Florida Atlantic University

Gregg B. Fields, Ph.D., has been named executive director of FAU’s Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-HEALTH), created to advance health through pioneering research and practical applications.

Released:
10-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Newswise: If You Teach Them, They Will Care

Article ID: 713975

If You Teach Them, They Will Care

Florida Atlantic University

The next generation of nurses need the right tools to ensure that they are poised to deliver age-appropriate care and address the specialized needs of an older population. Researchers have developed and tested an innovative new curricular approach to educate undergraduate nursing students in geriatric care.

Released:
6-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Newswise: Tolerance to Stress is a ‘Trade-off’ as Fruit Flies Age

Article ID: 713880

Tolerance to Stress is a ‘Trade-off’ as Fruit Flies Age

Florida Atlantic University

With the help of the common fruit fly (D. melanogaster), which ages quickly because it only lives about 60 days, FAU neuroscientists provide insights into healthy aging by investigating the effects of a foraging gene on age and stress tolerance.

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4-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Measles Vaccination: ‘All for One and One for All’
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    24-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 713336

Measles Vaccination: ‘All for One and One for All’

Florida Atlantic University

A commentary by researchers addresses the specter of clinical, ethical, public health and legal concerns that have been raised because of the recent measles outbreaks in New York. So far, the outbreaks seem to have emanated from ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents whose affected children were never vaccinated. Their commentary is motivated in part by the availability of important and relevant data from a small case series of interviews conducted with ultra-Orthodox Jewish mothers in Williamsburg and Rockland counties.

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22-May-2019 1:00 PM EDT
Newswise: FAU Receives $750,000 to Name the Lata and Shiva Gangal Global Innovation Hall

Article ID: 713269

FAU Receives $750,000 to Name the Lata and Shiva Gangal Global Innovation Hall

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Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science received a $750,000 gift from the GANGALS nonprofit Foundation, Inc. (GnF) to name the Lata and Shiva Gangal Global Innovation Hall in the Engineering East building.

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22-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Algorithm Steers Catheters to the Right Spot to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

Article ID: 713210

Algorithm Steers Catheters to the Right Spot to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

Florida Atlantic University

Some patients with atrial fibrillation or A-Fib need an ablation, which requires a catheter and an advanced 3D map of the heart. Researchers have developed the first algorithm that guides catheter movements and accurately detects A-Fib targets without 3D maps of the heart. In human simulations, this technique stops the catheter at the right target and identifies the source type with a 95.25 percent success rate and a 99 percent detection rate of scar tissue, regardless of scar size.

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21-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Marine Organisms Hold Promise for Treating Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Article ID: 712931

Marine Organisms Hold Promise for Treating Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Florida Atlantic University

More than 50 percent of cancer drugs currently used have originated from natural products. Researchers have received $801,000 from the Florida Department of Health for a project to investigate the use of marine natural compounds as potential treatments of triple negative breast cancers. This form of breast cancer, which represents about 12 percent of breast cancers diagnosed in the U.S., can be very aggressive and easily spread to other organs, particularly the brain and the lungs.

Released:
16-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Coherent? Voice Disorders Significantly Affect Listeners, Too

Article ID: 712905

Coherent? Voice Disorders Significantly Affect Listeners, Too

Florida Atlantic University

Researchers conducted a study to determine if there are differences in speech intelligibility (a listener’s ability to recover a speaker’s message) in healthy voices compared to those who have voice disorders like hoarseness. They also wanted to know if using listener strategies such as paying close attention to the words or using other words to try to figure out the message would increase speech intelligibility. To date, no studies have investigated if listener strategies improve intelligibility scores in speakers with voice disorders.

Released:
15-May-2019 10:30 AM EDT

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