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Marine Organisms Hold Promise for Treating Triple Negative Breast Cancer

More than 50 percent of cancer drugs currently used have originated from natural products. Researchers have received $801,000 from the Florida Department of Health for a project to investigate the use of marine natural compounds as potential...
16-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Coherent? Voice Disorders Significantly Affect Listeners, Too

Researchers conducted a study to determine if there are differences in speech intelligibility (a listener’s ability to recover a speaker’s message) in healthy voices compared to those who have voice disorders like hoarseness. They also wanted to...
15-May-2019 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


FAU Appoints Safiya George, Ph.D. as Dean of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

Safiya George, Ph.D., has been appointed as the new dean of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. She is only the third dean to be appointed in the college’s 40-year history.
24-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers Propose New Theory on Alzheimer's, Amyloid Connection

“Is amyloid precursor protein the mastermind behind Alzheimer’s or is it just an accomplice?” Researchers devised a multi-functional reporter for amyloid precursor protein and tracked its localization and mobility, noticing a strange...
23-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Technology Automatically Senses How Parkinson’s Patients Respond to Medication

Adjusting the frequency and dosage of Parkinson’s patients’ medication is complex. In their “ON” state they respond positively to medication and in their “OFF” state symptoms return. Addressing these fluctuations requires a clinical...
17-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Uninformed, Overwhelmed Clients; Unrealistic Agency Expectations

Contracted private agencies provide approximately 33 percent of foster care placement services and 59 percent of family preservation services. State child welfare agencies are increasingly turning to them for a range of services. While turnover and...
16-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Despite More Violent Crimes, It’s Safer to be a Cop Today than 50 Years Ago

Dangers of policing have dramatically declined since 1970 with a 75 percent drop in police officer line-of-duty deaths. In the context of nearly 50-year monthly trends, the study also shows a statistically significant decline in felonious killings...
10-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Novel Tool Gauges Rural, Older Adults’ Knowledge of Alzheimer’s

Nursing researchers have developed a novel tool called the “Basic Knowledge of Alzheimer’s Disease,” to measure and assess Alzheimer’s knowledge in rural and underserved communities, in a way that matches their socioeconomic, educational...
8-Apr-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


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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