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Born to Run: Just Not on Cocaine

A study finds a surprising response to cocaine in a novel strain of mutant mice – they failed to show hyperactivity seen in normal mice when given cocaine and didn’t run around. In other tests, they still found cocaine appealing, but displayed...
16-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


FAU Creates Florida’s First NSF-funded AI and Deep Learning Laboratory

FAU has received a $652,820 grant to establish the first NSF-funded Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning Training and Research Laboratory in Florida.
10-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Osteoarthritis and Risk of Death Study Finds Surprising Results

A study is the first to examine the differences in the risk of death associated with osteoarthritis in people with certain characteristics such as age, gender, ethnicity, body mass index, physical activity and smoking.
8-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Study Shows U.S. Housing Cycle Nears Peak as Property Appreciation Slows

Housing prices are slightly overheated and residential real estate markets are experiencing minimal downward pressure on the demand for home ownership, a new FAU study says.
3-Jan-2019 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites


Who’s Tougher? Baby Sharks or Daddy Sharks?

One would assume that since humans and many animals tend to get stiffer and perhaps tougher as they reach adulthood, the same would be true for sharks. A new study finds the opposite in these swift-swimming marine predators. The youngest sharks were...
3-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


FAU Receives $1.1 Million from Florida Department of Health for Alzheimer's Research

Florida is No. 1 in per capita cases of Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. Research fellows in the FAU Brain Institute have received grants totaling more than $1.1 million from the Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program.
19-Dec-2018 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

FAU A.D. Henderson University School Receives Only National ‘Blue Ribbon’ Distinction in Palm Beach County for 2018

FAU's A.D. Henderson University School unveiled its National Blue Ribbon distinction awarded by the U.S. Department of Education at an announcement ceremony.
12-Dec-2018 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

‘Eavesdropping’ on Groupers’ Mating Calls Key to Survival

Many fish produce sounds for courtship and mating, navigation, and defending their territories. Scientists analyze these sounds to study their behavior such as reproduction. Since grouper spawning is brief and it takes them a long time to reach...
12-Dec-2018 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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