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Three Faces of Teen Popularity: Being Feared, Being Loved, and Being Feared and Loved

In novel longitudinal study, researchers identified three distinct types of teen popularity: prosocial popular; aggressive popular; and bistrategic popular or Machiavellian. These naughty and nice Machiavellian-like teens were the most popular and...
18-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Method Reveals How Damage Occurs in Human Biological Cells Due to Mechanical Fatigue

Researchers have developed a novel way to measure how mechanical fatigue affects biological cells. They also have established the important role of this effect in influencing physical properties of biological cells such as red blood cells (RBCs)....
16-Sep-2019 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Antibiotic Resistance Surges in Dolphins, Mirroring Humans

Scientists obtained a total of 733 pathogen isolates from 171 individual wild Bottlenose dolphins in Florida and found that the overall prevalence of resistance to at least one antibiotic for the 733 isolates was 88.2 percent. Resistance was highest...
11-Sep-2019 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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It’s Not About Self-driving Cars, It’s About More People in Fewer Vehicles

It now appears that pooled-ride services like car-pooling, public transit, and ride-splitting are much more important than self-driving cars and automation for sustainability and reducing traffic congestion. The idea is simple: put more people in...
10-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Dream Team’ Awarded $1.1 Million from NSF for Blind Mexican Cavefish Research

The blind Mexican cavefish is becoming a leading model to study diabetes, insomnia, and obesity. They barely sleep, are obese and diabetic, yet they appear to be completely healthy. Researchers have received a $1.1 million NSF grant to develop...
29-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Millennials, Think You’re Digitally Better Than Us? Yes, According to Science

Legend has it that millennials, specifically the “Net Generation,” masterfully switch from one technology to the next. They claim that it’s easy and that they can do it better than older generations. Research, so far, hasn’t proven this...
28-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Leading Scientist Lands $1.7 Million NIH Grant for Novel Tissue Engineering Approach

The project is focused on identifying the role of hypoxia or lack of oxygen to the cells and tissues in the body, and oxygen on the formation of the eye lens.
27-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Yet Another Way Dogs Help the Military; Aeromedical Patient Evacuations

Animal-assisted therapy has many benefits in health care settings. Yet, its biological and psychosocial effects in the military are limited, especially for injured, airlifted patients. Researchers teamed up with a not-for-profit animal organization...
22-Aug-2019 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

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

3-Oct-2018 10:30 AM EDT

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

1-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT

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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

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FAU Middle East Expert Available to Discuss Syria

11-Apr-2018 3:30 PM EDT

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

21-Mar-2018 4:05 PM EDT

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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

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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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