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FAU Receives NSF Grant for Critical Infrastructure Systems

By | September 30, 2015

Extreme events like hurricanes can disrupt infrastructure systems like power and water. Researchers will develop a decision framework to rapidly restore these functions and services for disaster management.

First Study on Hard-to-treat Depression in Older People

By | September 30, 2015

About half of older adults don't respond to first-line medication for depression. A new study shows that adding a second drug to treatment with an antidepressant medication alone helps many of these patients.

Scientists Study Phytoplankton in the Pacific

By | September 29, 2015

A team of researchers from FAU Harbor Branch conducted experiments to better understand phytoplankton in the Pacific Ocean.

Dramatic Increase of Alcohol Abuse in Early Maturing Girls

By | September 28, 2015

A new study published in 'Pediatrics' shows that early maturing girls given the most parental autonomy had the highest rates of alcohol abuse, with intoxication frequency increasing an average of 234 percent.

FAU Receives $1.2 Million Grant for Autism Training Program

By | September 24, 2015

More students with autism are being taught in the general classroom setting. Preparing professionals to teach these students is critical in alleviating the dire shortage of special education teachers.

New Technology to Monitor Blood Disorder With a Smart Phone

By | September 22, 2015

A researcher has a unique way to monitor sickle cell disease using a smart phone, and will develop a portable smart sensor and a phone application for patients to analyze and store their blood test results.

Harbor Branch and Amy's Island Seafood Collaborate on Cobia Project

By | September 21, 2015

FAU Harbor Branch and Amy's Island Seafood are partnering on an aquaculture project that will produce healthy, safe fish for consumers.

Pomponi Part of Panel on Ocean Acidification

By | September 11, 2015

FAU Harbor Branch research professor Shirley Pomponi, Ph.D. recently participated in a panel discussion organized by the Ocean Conservancy.

FAU's Medical School to Work with foundation2recovery.org

By | September 9, 2015

FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine will work with foundation2recovery.org to combat the narcotic prescription drug epidemic using novel approaches for treatment, prevention and education programs.

New Grant to Study Cyberbullying and Teen Dating Violence

By | September 9, 2015

Researchers have received a grant from Facebook for a study that has the overarching goal to illuminate the nationwide prevalence, frequency and scope of cyberbullying and electronic dating violence in youth.

 
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