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Consumer Confidence Among Hispanics in the U.S. is Strong

By | January 11, 2018

Consumer confidence is up among Hispanics in the U.S., who are optimistic about their financial situation going into 2018 despite continued dissatisfaction with U.S. President Donald Trump, new FAU index says.

Study Finds Cause of Algal Blooms and the Results Stink

By | January 9, 2018

Toxic green algal blooms wreaked havoc on Florida's St. Lucie Estuary in 2016. A new study contradicts the widespread misconception that periodic discharges from Lake Okeechobee were responsible.

Tiny Treadmills Help Test Sea Turtle Hatchling Stamina

By | December 19, 2017

Disoriented sea turtle hatchlings take hours instead of minutes to get to the ocean from their nests. A new study is the first to test the physiological effects of this extended crawling on swimming ability.

NIH Awards $4 Million to FAU for Prescription Opioid Study

By | December 13, 2017

A researcher from the Schmidt College of Medicine is conducting a novel study to figure out if there is a unique genetic signature of patients who are most susceptible to prescription opioid-use disorder.

Randy Blakely and Amy Wright Named as 2017 NAI Fellows

By | December 12, 2017

Randy Blakely, Ph.D. and Amy Wright, Ph.D. have been named NAI Fellows.

Study Shows 'Sweet Spot' Could Improve Melanoma Diagnosis

By | November 28, 2017

Too much, too little, just right. It might seem like a line from "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," but actually describes an important finding that will enhance computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) of melanoma.

Experts Team Up on Study to Save Endangered African Penguins

By | November 15, 2017

There are less than 25,000 breeding pairs of African Penguins in existence today. A first-of-its-kind study on prognostic health indicators in this seabird provides invaluable information to help preserve them.

First-of-its-kind Bioengineered Robotic Hand to Sense Touch

By | November 14, 2017

FAU has received a $1.3 million NIH grant for a "living" robot with its own nervous system. Researchers are creating a living pathway from the robot's touch sensation to the user's brain to help amputees.

Most Hospice Workers Don't Have an Advance Directive

By | November 9, 2017

A new study finds that the majority of hospice providers don't have end-of-life wishes themselves. Procrastination, fear of the subject and costs were reported as the most common barriers.

Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Receives Gift

By | November 1, 2017

The $125,000 gift from the Board of the Feminist Scholarship Fund, Inc. will support educational and research opportunities for WGSS students and faculty.