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Study on Arthritis Trends in the U.S. Turns Up Some Unexpected Results

To get a closer look at prevalence and age-related trends of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other types of arthritis in the U.S., a study examined nationally representative data from 43,706 participants aged 20 years and older, turning up...
17-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


FAU Harbor Branch Co-Founder Edwin A. Link Inducted Into Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

The late Edwin A. Link, a driving force behind bringing FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute to Fort Pierce, is being inducted into the 2018 class of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.
12-Apr-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Novel FAU Discovery to Treat Ischemic Stroke Will Be Developed, Commercialized by CHS Pharma, Inc.

Researchers have developed and patented a novel approach to treat ischemic stroke combining three distinct classes of drugs to create a multi-drug combination therapy, and have joined forces with CHS Pharma, Inc.
11-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Study Says Charisma Trumped Narcissism for Voters in 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

A new study of the 2016 U.S. presidential election suggests that narcissism and charisma are both important predictors of voter choice. Researchers found that attributed charisma may serve as a balance to narcissism. Thus, followers of a candidate...
10-Apr-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Spoken Language Reveals How People Develop and Mature

Examining 44,000 brief text samples collected over 25 years, a study of ego level and language sheds light on ego development, its relationship with other models of personality and individual differences, and its utility in characterizing people,...
6-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Like Human Societies, Whales Value Culture and Family Ties

Through a detailed genetic study of kinship, an international team is the first to demonstrate that just like human societies, beluga whales appear to value culture as well as their ancestral roots and family ties. They have demonstrated that...
5-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


FAU Named a ‘Research Center of Excellence’ for Lewy Body Dementia

The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) named Florida Atlantic University as a LBDA Research Center of Excellence (RCOE), a nationwide collaboration of 24 pre-eminent academic medical research centers.
4-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Mutation of Worm Gene, Swip-10, Triggers Age-Dependent Death of Dopamine Neurons, Key Feature of Parkinson’s Disease

By visualizing dopamine neurons in a tiny worm's brain, scientists have identified a novel pathway that sustains the health of these cells. The study shows that the normal actions of swip-10 to protect dopamine neurons are indirect, derived from the...
4-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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


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

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