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U.S. Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Endure Mental Distress

By | September 18, 2017

A new study is the first to show the link between psychological distress and paid sick leave among U.S. workers and illuminates the effects of exacerbated stress on Americans without paid sick leave.

Placenta-on-a-Chip: Microsensor Mimics Malaria in the Womb

By | August 29, 2017

By combining microbiology with engineering technologies, researchers are developing a novel 3D model to study malaria-infected placenta, and have received a $400,000 NIH grant to develop this microsensor.

Psychotic Disorders and Obesity: Blame Big Waistlines

By | August 23, 2017

A researcher in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and collaborators are the first to compare the long-term course of weight across different psychotic disorders in a newly published report.

Uncovering One of Cuba's Hidden Natural Treasures

By | August 17, 2017

An ocean exploration led by FAU's Harbor Branch with scientists from the U.S. and Cuba has explored never-before-studied mesophotic coral reefs during a month-long circumnavigation of the entire coast of Cuba.

Researchers 'Count Cars' - Literally - to Manage Traffic

By | August 9, 2017

Researchers are "counting cars" to improve traffic on overcrowded roads. And with more than 263 million passenger vehicles in the U.S. and more than 14 million vehicles in Florida alone, this is no small feat.

Nursing Home Guide Could Save U.S. Millions of Dollars

By | August 8, 2017

An innovative yet simple and inexpensive approach using a guide for residents in nursing homes and their families could have a dramatic impact nationwide on health care savings, morbidity and quality of life.

It's Not Just What You Eat, It's What's Eating You

By | August 2, 2017

A new study shows that it's not just what or how much you eat that matters. Smelling food in addition to consuming calories could influence the aging process and provide clues for a longer lifespan.

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.

 
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