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Innovative Couples’ Intervention Significantly Helps People With Alzheimer’s Communicate

For couples with decades of shared memories, a partner’s decline in the ability to communicate because of dementia is frightening and frustrating. Communication strategies they’ve used before simply don’t work anymore. By getting creative, an...
21-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


FAU Brain Institute Awarded $780,000 from Stiles-Nicholson Foundation to Launch ASCEND Program

To address the national shortage in STEM (science-technology-engineering and math) career-oriented students, the FAU Brain Institute has received a $780,000 grant from the Stiles-Nicholson Foundation to launch an innovative program targeted at...
15-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


FAU Approved for First Fellowship in Cardiology

Just in time for Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month, FAU's College of Medicine has received initial accreditation from the national Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for its first University-sponsored fellowship. The FAU...
14-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Who’s Your Daddy? Good News for Threatened Sea Turtles

A groundbreaking study of sea turtle nests and hatchlings using paternity tests to uncover “who are your daddies?” is the first to document multiple paternity in loggerhead sea turtle nests in southwest Florida. What started out as a study on...
7-Feb-2018 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites


FAU Approved for Neurology Residency Program

FAU, in collaboration with Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Tenet HealthCare system’s Delray Medical Center, has received approval for a four-year, categorical neurology residency program.
7-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Sleepless in Latin America: Blind Cavefish, Extreme Environments and Insomnia

Researchers have found that differences in the production of the neuropeptide Hypocretin, previously implicated in human narcolepsy, may explain variation in sleep between animal species, or even between individual people. It may also provide...
6-Feb-2018 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites


Leading Addiction Researcher and New Drug Discovery Scientist Joins FAU

Lawrence Toll's ground-breaking research on opioid-related systems, and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, as well as his identification and characterization of endogenous neuropeptides, have opened new avenues of research and identified novel drug...
25-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Study Finds Bank Lending to Small Businesses Still Depressed Several Years After Financial Crisis Ended

Bank lending to small businesses, a major contributor to local economies and job creation around the country, is still depressed several years after the end of the U.S. financial crisis that started in 2008, according to a new FAU study.
23-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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


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


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...
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Although most children use their smartphones and social media apps in appropriate ways, about 25 percent will experience online bullying at some point.
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