RESEARCH

Latest Research Articles

Who's Your Daddy? Good News for Threatened Sea Turtles

By | February 8, 2018

FAU researchers are the first to document multiple paternity in sea turtle nests and hatchlings to uncover "who are your daddies?" Results of the study are very good news for this female-biased species.

Blind Cavefish, Extreme Environments and Insomnia

By | February 6, 2018

A new study provides the first genetic insight into the evolution of sleep loss and may explain variation in sleep between animal species, or even between individual people.

Leading Addiction Researcher Joins FAU

By | January 25, 2018

Lawrence Toll, Ph.D., a renowned scientist whose research focuses on the management of pain and drug addiction through pharmacology and new drug discovery, recently joined FAU.

Study Finds Bank Lending to Small Businesses Still Depressed

By | January 23, 2018

Bank lending to small businesses, a major contributor to local economies and job creation around the country, is still depressed several years after the end of the U.S. financial crisis that started in 2008.

Study Shows Male Sea Turtles are Vanishing Closer to Home

By | January 22, 2018

Male sea turtles are disappearing and not just in Australia. FAU researchers are the first to show why and how moisture in addition to heat affects the development and sex ratios of turtle embryos.

Nursing Homes Gaming System to Improve Medicare Star Ratings

By | January 17, 2018

Study by FAU and UConn faculty finds some nursing homes inflate their self-assessment reporting to improve their score in the Five-Star Quality Rating System employed by Medicare to help consumers.

FAU Ranks 19th for Intellectual Contributions in Real Estate

By | January 12, 2018

Research faculty at FAU rank 19th in the world for their intellectual contributions to the real estate industry through their publications in top real estate academic journals.

NSF Awards Grant for Undersea Communications, Surveillance

By | January 11, 2018

Engineering researchers have received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a first-of-its-kind software-defined testbed for real-time undersea wireless communications and surveillance.

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.