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FAU-Max Planck Sign Innovative Agreement

By | October 28, 2015

FAU and Max Planck have signed an innovative agreement to facilitate a research and education program that will recruit promising scientists to FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter.

Three-Minute Test Detects Common Form of Dementia

By | October 26, 2015

An FAU neuroscientist has developed a new test that can assess clinical signs and symptoms of Lewy Body dementia, a common form of dementia that's difficult to diagnose, with 96.8 percent accuracy.

FAU Receives $620,000 NSF Grant for STEM Retention Program

By | October 22, 2015

STEM jobs are rapidly growing and technology companies alone will need to fill more than 650,000 new jobs by 2018. FAU is directly addressing the national need to increase the number of STEM undergraduates.

Sex and Sea Turtles: Climate Change, Sea Level Rise Impacts

By | October 15, 2015

The shift in climate is shifting turtles as well, because as the temperature of their nests change so do their reproduction patterns. Warmer conditions produce females and cooler conditions produce males.

Bioinspired Robotic Finger Advances Prosthetics Technology

By | October 8, 2015

Most robotic parts used today are rigid, have a limited range of motion and don't look lifelike. Inspired by nature and biology, a robotic finger designed at FAU looks, feels and works like the real thing.

Project Enhances Teamwork Among Varied Health Professions

By | October 6, 2015

FAU and Boca Raton Regional Hospital have partnered on a unique project to eliminate barriers between healthcare disciplines and build crucial communication and teambuilding skills to support collaboration.

FAU Professor Discusses Visit to Syrian Refugee Camps

By | October 1, 2015

This past summer, Rabil spent 16 days visiting 70 Syrian refugee camps in the Bekaa region of Lebanon and along the Lebanon-Syria border.

Nursing Home Guide Will Help Avoid Unneeded Hospitalizations

By | October 1, 2015

FAU has received a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Engagement Award for a guide for nursing home residents and their families to help them make optimal decisions concerning hospitalizations.

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.

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.

 
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