Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill’s Dramatic Effect on Stingrays
Researchers at Florida Atlantic University are the first to quantify the physiological effects of whole crude oil on the olfactory function of a marine vertebrate – the Atlantic stingray, Hypanus sabinus, an elasmobranch fish. ... more
Targeted Health Spending Decreases Infant Mortality Rates
Despite its preventable nature, infant mortality is a major healthcare problem in the United States, where mortality rates are significantly higher than most other developed nations. Now, a new study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University shows that targeted spending on public health activities specifically related to infant health significantly reduces infant mortality.... more
Can't Sleep? Fruit Flies, Energy Drinks Offer New Clues
There is growing evidence that glial cells (or glia), long thought to simply “support” neurons within the brain, are actually quite important for diverse aspects of sleep regulation. Thanks to Drosophila melanogaster (more affectionately known as the fruit fly), research teams at Florida Atlantic University and McGill University in Quebec have discovered a new mechanism regulating sleep that involves glia and their ability to manage a common ingredient found in many energy drinks like Red Bull™.... more
A study is the first to measure the physiological effects of whole crude oil on the sensory system of a marine animal - the Atlantic stingray. Results show a significant impact after just 48 hours of exposure.
A new study by researchers at FAU College of Business shows that targeted spending on public health activities specifically related to infant health significantly reduces infant mortality.
FAU neuroscientists and collaborators have discovered a gene and a new mechanism for regulating sleep in fruit flies using an ingredient commonly found in energy drinks like Red Bull(TM).
FAU will celebrate Homecoming 2018 "Atlantic Awakens" beginning Sunday, Nov. 4 through Saturday, Nov. 10, at its Boca Raton, Broward, and Jupiter campuses.
Fabiola Brumley, Bank of America's market president in Palm Beach County, will be honored as the 2018 Business Leader of the Year by FAU's College of Business on Jan. 30, 2019, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
Five students in the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at FAU recently traveled to New York City to attend the Foreign Policy Association's World Leadership Forum.
Just in time for Halloween, Florida Atlantic University's John D. MacArthur Campus Library is featuring 89 spooky Zombie films.
Florida Atlantic University recently hosted its annual Talon Leadership Awards ceremony as part of Homecoming 2018.
Florida Atlantic University recently received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to create an NSF I-Corps Site at FAU as a component of FAU Tech Runway®.
Rick Scott leads Bill Nelson by less than two points in Florida's critical U.S. Senate race, while Andrew Gillum maintains a narrow lead over Ron DeSantis in the battle to be the state's next governor.
Many Teens Are 'Sextortion' Targets
"Parents of teens can add "sextortion" to the list of things to worry about, because a new study shows that 5 percent of teenagers are targets of this cybercrime."... more