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Study Links Mercury in Dolphins to Exposure in Humans

By | November 30, 2015

For the first time, scientists have taken findings from research on marine mammals and applied it to explore potential risks facing humans with regard to mercury exposure.

New Discovery of Fish Camouflage Mechanism in the Ocean

By | November 19, 2015

Researchers from FAU's Harbor Branch and collaborators have uncovered a new mechanism that fish use to hide in the vast oceans. Results of this new study are published in 'Science'.

First-of-its-kind #FAUTwitterStudy Sheds Light About People

By | November 13, 2015

What can you tell about people and their situations from only 140 characters? Quite a lot according to a new Twitter study. To date, no research has tapped the vast data from social media to study situations.

FAU Neuroscientist Shares Myths and Truths About Alzheimer's

By | November 12, 2015

James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., 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.

Severe Mental Illness, High Diabetes Risk and Scarce Testing

By | November 12, 2015

FAU neuroscientist John W. Newcomer, M.D., co-authored a new study that showed patients with severe mental illness, who are two to three times more likely to have type 2 diabetes, rarely get tested.

FAU-University MRI Announce Research Partnership

By | November 5, 2015

FAU and University MRI have entered into a joint research agreement to propel the University's focus in the neurosciences and provide researchers with access to the newest imaging technologies available today.

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.