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Latest Research Articles

HRSA $2.8 Million Grant Will Enhance RN Role in Primary Care

By | June 14, 2018

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing will establish a primary care workforce of BSN degree students who are practice ready and willing to serve veterans and patients in rural and underserved communities.

Metabolic Effects of Antipsychotic Medications in Youths

By | June 13, 2018

A study led by a researcher at FAU is the first to use gold-standard measures to show that antipsychotic medication use in youths adversely affects body fat and insulin sensitivity.

Common Myths and Truths About Alzheimer's Disease

By | June 4, 2018

One of the country's leading neuroscientists has developed eight myths and truths about Alzheimer's disease to shed light on this form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

Lack of Paid Sick Leave Increases Poverty

By | May 24, 2018

Research conducted by Florida Atlantic University and Cleveland State University has, for the first time, quantified the relationship between the lack of paid sick leave and poverty in the United States.

FAU Awarded $1.25 Million by United States Navy

By | May 23, 2018

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science has been awarded a $1.25 million grant by the United States Navy for research on autonomous unmanned marine vehicle platforms.

New Method Proposes to Diagnose Dopamine-Linked Disorders

By | May 17, 2018

If the "eyes are the window to the soul," then new studies suggest that they may also be a window into diagnosing and treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other dopamine-linked disorders.

Predicting Who Seeks, Stays in Substance-use Treatment

By | May 16, 2018

In a new study, FAU researchers investigated treatment readiness, or the characteristics that are likely to promote treatment engagement, to predict who seeks and who stays in substance-use treatment.

How Parents Cause Children's Friendships to End

By | May 10, 2018

A new study reveals why childhood friendships fall apart and is the first to demonstrate that parents are an important source of these breakups.

Bio-inspired Robotics Lands Professor $500,000 NSF Award

By | April 26, 2018

Using the knifefish for inspiration, a researcher from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science has developed bio-inspired flexible structures for underwater vehicles and robotic systems.

Study Looks Beyond Peer Influence on Teen Substance Use

By | April 25, 2018

Parents spend a lot of time worrying about the influence of peers on teen substance use. A new study examines if there is a genetic component that drives their desire for risk taking and novelty.