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Study Illuminates Serotonin Contributions to Cocaine's Lure

By | June 28, 2017

A new study reinforces long-held suspicions that the brain chemical serotonin, a molecule usually associated with mood, appetite and libido, makes a direct contribution to the actions of cocaine.

Physician Heal Thyself: Simple Coping Strategies

By | June 26, 2017

Physicians in general have burnout rates that are twice the rate of working adults. Obstetricians and gynecologists in particular experience professional burnout rates between 40 to 75 percent.

FAU Receives $1 Million Grant for Dementia Prevention

By | June 22, 2017

A $1 million grant from The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation will establish the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine for a unique dementia prevention program.

Simple Tactic Results in Dramatic Water Conservation

By | June 20, 2017

Rain or shine has new meaning thanks to an innovative and simple tactic developed by researchers that will really change how people think about watering their lawns. The tactic? A straightforward road sign.

Copaiba: Silver Bullet or Snake Oil?

By | June 6, 2017

Researchers caution that randomized trials are needed to discern whether treatment with the essential oil copaiba is effective or that it turns out to be "yet another beautiful hypothesis slain by ugly facts."

Method Tested at FAU First to Examine Dolphin Immune System

By | May 25, 2017

With the drastic increase in unusual dolphin strandings and deaths along the southeastern coast of the U.S. and elsewhere, finding specific antibodies to test and monitor their immune health is critical.

FAU Archaeologist Involved in Ancient Peru Discovery

By | May 24, 2017

An archaeologist from FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is among a team of scientists who made a groundbreaking discovery in coastal Peru - home to one of the earliest pyramids in South America.

Female Faculty Face Strong Glass Ceiling in Academia

By | May 18, 2017

Female faculty members hoping to advance to the highest ranks of academia face significant barriers due to male-dominated environments at colleges and universities, according to a new study.

FAU Study and New Tool Proves 'All Is Not Lost' to Dementia

By | May 11, 2017

A researcher in FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has developed the first tool to accurately measure communication in couples affected by dementia.

Detecting and Treating Alzheimer's Disease at Home

By | May 1, 2017

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received a grant to test a novel mechanism for early detection and treatment of Alzheimer's disease in the home setting in underserved communities.

 
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