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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill’s Dramatic Effect on Stingrays’ Sensory Abilities

Marine fishes rely on their sensory systems to survive. A study is the first to quantify the physiological effects of whole crude oil on the olfactory function of a marine vertebrate – the Atlantic stingray. Results confirm that exposure to crude...
13-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Can’t Sleep? Fruit Flies and Energy Drinks Offer New Clues

Like humans, fruit flies are active during the day, sleep at night and have similar sleep characteristics. A study has discovered a new gene and uncovered a mechanism that modulates sleep by controlling the movement of taurine – a common...
5-Nov-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Study Shows Targeted Increases in Public Health Spending Lead to Decrease in Infant Mortality Rates

A new study shows that targeted spending on public health activities specifically related to infant health significantly reduces infant mortality. The study focused on public health expenditures in Florida, where the infant mortality rate is even...
8-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Workers without Paid Sick Leave Endure Significant Financial Worries

A study shows that Americans without paid sick leave worry significantly about both short-term and long-term financial issues. The highest odds of reporting worry were associated with normal monthly bills like housing expenses. Concern about making...
1-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers Teach ‘Machines’ to Detect Medicare Fraud

Like a “needle in a haystack,” human auditors have the painstaking task of manually checking thousands of Medicare claims for specific patterns that could indicate foul play or fraudulent behaviors. Currently, fraud enforcement efforts rely...
30-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Do Mussels Reveal the Fate of the Oceans?

Prior research has suggested that mussels are a robust indicator of plastic debris and particles in marine environments. A new study says that’s not the case because mussels are picky eaters and have an inherent ability to choose and sort their...
23-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


FAU Now Serves as Home to ‘Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors’

C-P.A.W.W. provides service to local and national veterans and is investigating protective factors for suicide in the military population and improving the understanding of palliative effects of animal-assisted interventions.
16-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


FAU I-SENSE and K-Rain Team Up to Take Water Irrigation Solutions to the Next Level

FAU I-SENSE and K-Rain, a third generation privately-held company, have entered into a three-phase partnership to work on intelligent irrigation components that will be sold throughout major distribution channels.
15-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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FAU Hurricane Evacuation Expert Available to Discuss Aftermath of Hurricane Michael

12-Oct-2018 4:30 PM EDT


FAU Research Experts Available to Discuss Red Tide, Harmful Algal Blooms Affecting Florida’s Coastlines

3-Oct-2018 10:30 AM EDT


FAU International Expert on Lewy Body Dementia Available to Discuss Recent Ted Turner Diagnosis

1-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT


Leading Neuroscientist Responds to Common Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

Approximately 47 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias. One of the most prominent neuroscientists in the country has developed eight myths and truths about AD to shed light on this form of dementia...
4-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT


FAU Middle East Expert Available to Discuss Syria

11-Apr-2018 3:30 PM EDT


FAU Expert Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D., Available to Discuss Cyberbullying and Safe Social Media Use.

21-Mar-2018 4:05 PM EDT


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

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