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Method Tested at FAU First to Examine Dolphin Immune System

By | May 25, 2017

With the drastic increase in unusual dolphin strandings and deaths along the southeastern coast of the U.S. and elsewhere, finding specific antibodies to test and monitor their immune health is critical.

FAU Archaeologist Involved in Ancient Peru Discovery

By | May 24, 2017

An archaeologist from FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is among a team of scientists who made a groundbreaking discovery in coastal Peru - home to one of the earliest pyramids in South America.

Female Faculty Face Strong Glass Ceiling in Academia

By | May 18, 2017

Female faculty members hoping to advance to the highest ranks of academia face significant barriers due to male-dominated environments at colleges and universities, according to a new study.

FAU Study and New Tool Proves 'All Is Not Lost' to Dementia

By | May 11, 2017

A researcher in FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has developed the first tool to accurately measure communication in couples affected by dementia.

Detecting and Treating Alzheimer's Disease at Home

By | May 1, 2017

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received a grant to test a novel mechanism for early detection and treatment of Alzheimer's disease in the home setting in underserved communities.

Study Reveals How Language Develops in Bilingual Children

By | April 20, 2017

When bilingual children learn any two languages from birth each language proceeds on its own independent course, at a rate that reflects the quality of the children's exposure to each language.

Expanding Waistlines and Link to Metabolic Syndrome

By | April 6, 2017

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 and that the "love handle" can be fatal.

Does the Smart Songbird Always Get the Girl?

By | April 3, 2017

If the early bird catches the worm, then does the smart songbird get the girl? FAU study tests the links between cognition, sexiness and male songbirds' ability to serenade.

Smoking Risks and Need for Wider Use of Varenicline to Quit

By | March 27, 2017

More than 35 million Americans are trying to quit smoking. Experts reassure clinicians that varenicline is a safe and effective way to stop smoking and that not using this drug has caused needless deaths.

FAU Brain Institute Commemorates 'Brain Awareness Week'

By | March 13, 2017

Headed by molecular neuroscientist Randy Blakely, Ph.D., FAU's Brain Institute is commemorating "Brain Awareness Week" (March 13-19) to promote the public and personal benefits of brain research.

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