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FAU Neuroscientist Alex Keene Named Kavli Fellow by National Academy of Sciences

Alex Keene, Ph.D., a leading neuroscientist, has been named a Kavli Fellow by The National Academy of Sciences. He is only the second faculty member at FAU to receive this recognition.
22-Mar-2019 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Study Shows Alarming Increases of Firearm Deaths in U.S. School-age Children

From 1999 to 2017, 38,942 U.S. children ages 5 to 18 years old were killed by firearms, averaging more than 2,000 deaths a year. In 2017 alone, 2,462 school-age children were killed by firearms compared to 144 police officers and 1,000 active...
19-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Children with Autism Are in ‘In-tune’ With Mom’s Feelings Like Other Children

New research addresses limitations of prior autism spectrum disorder (ASD) studies on facial emotion recognition by using five distinct facial emotions in unfamiliar and familiar (mom) faces to test the influence of familiarity in children with and...
20-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists Teach Machines to Predict Recovery Time from Sports-related Concussions

Deciding when an athlete can return to the game after a head injury makes managing the treatment of sports-related concussions very complicated. A team of scientists are teaching machines how to predict recovery time from sports-related concussions...
7-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


FAU Launches New Second-degree, Part-Time Bachelor of Science in Nursing Track

FAU’s new BSN degree is designed to prepare working professionals with a bachelor’s degree or higher in another discipline, as professional nurses who are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses to...
6-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


FAU Receives $3 Million Grant for Dementia Prevention Initiative

A grant from The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation will expand FAU’s Dementia Prevention Initiative, a large longitudinal study of brain aging and dementia. Using genetics, biology and the molecular bases of disease, the program incorporates...
5-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Microbiologist Gets Creative Using Instagram

Hunter Hines has turned to Instagram to engage audiences in scientific exchange across the world and has come up with the right formula for success. He is encouraging other scientists to follow suit. His Instagram account @microbialecology currently...
27-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

They’re Back! Scientists Now Have Personal ‘Diaries’ of Blacktip Sharks

Annual blacktip shark migration season is in full force along South Florida’s Atlantic coast as thousands of them head south for warmer weather. FAU shark researcher has been tracking the migration patterns of these top predators by air and by...
26-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST 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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