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Study of Everyday Language Reveals How People Mature

By | April 9, 2018

By examining 44,000 brief samples of text collected over 25 years, a study of ego level and language may provide new insights into the state of moral, social and cognitive development.

Like Human Societies, Whales Value Culture and Family Ties

By | April 5, 2018

In a groundbreaking genetic kinship study, an international team is the first to reveal that just like human societies, beluga whales appear to value culture and their ancestral roots as well as family ties.

Research Provides Hope for Parkinson's Disease Treatment

By | April 4, 2018

Looking at dopamine neurons in a tiny worm's brain, scientists have identified a novel pathway that sustains the health of these cells. These findings may lead to developing Parkinson's disease medications.

FAU Named Lewy Body Dementia 'Research Center of Excellence'

By | April 4, 2018

The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) named FAU as a LBDA Research Center of Excellence, a nationwide collaboration of 24 pre-eminent academic medical research centers.

Personality Has a Big Impact on How Well Expatriates Adjust

By | April 3, 2018

FAU study shows that expatriates' personality characteristics have a lot to do with how well they adjust and whether they succeed and provide a return on a company's considerable investment in an individual.

Could a Cup of Joe a Day Keep the Doctor and Death Away?

By | April 3, 2018

What is it about the link between drinking coffee and longevity? Is it the 200 plus organic compounds in the coffee bean itself or its proven benefits of reducing inflammation? Or could it be something else?

Study Shows Vulnerable Inmates More Fearful of Prison Rape

By | March 28, 2018

Using data from 400 male inmates in 23 maximum-security prisons, a new study examines factors related to fear of rape in prison and the likelihood of inmates seeking mental health treatment while incarcerated.

Grants Assist Breast Cancer Research in Minority Populations

By | March 27, 2018

A nursing professor in FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing recently received two research grants to enhance diversity and to investigate breast cancer in minority populations.

Voice Pitch Sways Voters, Doesn't Result in Better Leaders

By | March 14, 2018

People with lower-pitched voices are more likely to win elected office because they are believed to be superior leaders. A new study examines if voice pitch is a reliable signal of leadership quality.

Local Neuroscientists Gather for SYNAPSE 2018

By | March 6, 2018

FAU's JLSI hosted "SYNAPSE 2018," an annual neuroscience networking event for students and scientists in collaboration with Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Scripps Florida Research Institute.