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Nationwide Study on Teen ‘Sexting’ Has Good News, Bad News

The good news is that adolescent sexting is not at epidemic levels as reported in some media headlines. The bad news is that it also has not decreased despite preventive efforts by educators and others, according to a much-needed update to what is...
17-Jul-2019 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Thirty Years of Unique Data Reveal What’s Really Killing Coral Reefs

Coral bleaching is not just due to a warming planet, but also a planet that is simultaneously being enriched with reactive nitrogen from sources like improperly treated sewage, and fertilizers. Nitrogen loading from the Florida Keys and greater...
10-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Raising Eyebrows on Neuroinflammation: Study Finds Novel Role for ‘Skin Plumping’ Molecule

Scientists have discovered a novel mechanism and role in the brain for hyaluronic acid -- a clear, gooey substance popularized by cosmetic and skin care products. Findings from this study have important implications for better treatments for stroke,...
11-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Teens ‘Mocked’ by Their Parents Are at Greater Risk for Bullying, Victimization

New evidence suggests that adolescent bullying and victimization may have origins in the home. Many bullies have parents who are hostile, punitive and rejecting. A unique longitudinal study provides a more complete understanding of how parents’...
9-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Finds Dramatic Differences in Tests Assessing Preschoolers’ Language Skills

Researchers examined the impact of preterm birth on language outcomes in preschoolers born preterm and full-term, using both standardized assessment and language sample analysis. They also explored semantic skills and grammatical ability, and...
2-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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FAU Receives $1.5 Million to Train Veteran Nursing Students to Care for Other Veterans

Nurses who have served in the military themselves are uniquely positioned to care for other veterans. With a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing will form a primary care...
26-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Artificial Intelligence Could be ‘Game Changer’ in Detecting, Managing Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers have introduce supervised machine learning as a modern approach and new value-added complementary tool in cognitive brain health assessment and related patient care and management.
25-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Develop Rapid, Reliable and Low-cost HIV Test

HIV testing is expensive ($50 to $200 per test), technically complex, and requires trained technicians. Researchers are developing a rapid, disposable, automated, and low-cost HIV viral load assay to increase timely access to HIV care and to improve...
20-Jun-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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