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Latest Research Articles

Society is Rejecting Facts; Medical Researchers Can Help

By | October 16, 2019

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers say that medical researchers must help the public understand the rigorous process of science to discern anecdotes and fake news from peer-reviewed scientific results.

Are Some Urban Settings Riskier for Traffic Injury or Death?

By | October 15, 2019

How risky is travel in the U.S.? We know less than you think. Despite research on the dangers of traffic injury and death, there's a lack of clarity on the role of the built environment and its risk effects.

To Learn English, Bilingual Children Need Robust Vocabulary

By | October 9, 2019

A study is the first to examine parents' vocabulary and grammar as an influence on children's acquisition of English. The quality of child-directed speech depends on the speaker's language proficiency.

Chair Yoga More Effective than Music in Adults with Advanced Dementia

By | October 2, 2019

FAU researchers are the first to look at the effects of chair yoga on older adults with advanced dementia and compare them with music therapy and chair-based exercise.

Faculty Receive National Academies' Early-Career Research Fellowships

By | September 30, 2019

Two scientists representing FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science, Wilkes Honors College and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute have received the prestigious Early-Career Research Fellowships.

Protein Intake in Older Adults Differs Dramatically by Ethnicity/Race

By | September 26, 2019

A study by researchers in FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is the first to evaluate physical health indicators in association with protein intake in older adults among different racial/ethnic groups.

Novel Study Identifies Three Distinct Types of Teen Popularity

By | September 18, 2019

A new study finds three distinct types of teen popularity: prosocial popular; aggressive popular; and bistrategic popular or Machiavellian. Loved and feared, Machiavellian-like teens were the most popular.

New Method Reveals Effects of Mechanical Fatigue on Biological Cells

By | September 17, 2019

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers developed a method to measure the effects of mechanical fatigue on biological cells using microfluidics and amplitude-modulated electro-deformation.

Antibiotic Resistance Surges in Dolphins, Mirroring Humans

By | September 16, 2019

FAU Harbor Branch researchers and collaborators conducted a long-term study examining 13 years of antibiotic resistance trends in wild Bottlenose dolphins in Florida's Indian River Lagoon.

Index Shows Downward Pressure on Demand for Homeownership Lessening

By | September 10, 2019

Downward pressure on the demand for homeownership is lessening in major housing markets as the United States nears the peak in the current housing cycle, according to the latest index produced by FAU and FIU.