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FAU Scientist Helps Discover New Miniature Shark Species

By | July 25, 2017

It's a foot long, has a huge nose and glows in the dark. It took more than 17 years to identify this new species but was worth the wait as this elusive creature has yet to be seen in the wild.

Slower Boat Speeds May Cause Manatees More Harm than Good

By | July 20, 2017

Slower boat speeds reduce risks to manatees. Or do they? Not according to FAU researchers. In fact, the very laws enacted to slow down boats in manatee habitats may actually be doing more harm than good.

FAU Receives $1.4 Million Grant for Nurse Practitioners

By | July 18, 2017

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received a $1.4 million federal grant to prepare nurse practitioners to deliver primary care services for underserved populations in Broward County.

FAU - SCI Partnership Yields First Careers

By | July 13, 2017

FAU's new workforce training partnership with Sancilio & Company (SCI) has yielded new careers.

Sexism is Alive and Well, But this Time Men are the Target

By | July 10, 2017

A new study debunks a long-standing theory that sexual assault isn't as emotionally traumatizing for men as it is for women and that it doesn't result in similar emotional impacts, especially depression.

Study Illuminates Serotonin Contributions to Cocaine's Lure

By | June 28, 2017

A new study reinforces long-held suspicions that the brain chemical serotonin, a molecule usually associated with mood, appetite and libido, makes a direct contribution to the actions of cocaine.

Physician Heal Thyself: Simple Coping Strategies

By | June 26, 2017

Physicians in general have burnout rates that are twice the rate of working adults. Obstetricians and gynecologists in particular experience professional burnout rates between 40 to 75 percent.

FAU Receives $1 Million Grant for Dementia Prevention

By | June 22, 2017

A $1 million grant from The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation will establish the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine for a unique dementia prevention program.

Simple Tactic Results in Dramatic Water Conservation

By | June 20, 2017

Rain or shine has new meaning thanks to an innovative and simple tactic developed by researchers that will really change how people think about watering their lawns. The tactic? A straightforward road sign.

Copaiba: Silver Bullet or Snake Oil?

By | June 6, 2017

Researchers caution that randomized trials are needed to discern whether treatment with the essential oil copaiba is effective or that it turns out to be "yet another beautiful hypothesis slain by ugly facts."

 
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