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Expanding Waistlines and Link to Metabolic Syndrome

By | April 6, 2017

For decades, American waistlines have been expanding and there is increasing cause for alarm. Researchers make the case that metabolic syndrome is the new silent killer and that the "love handle" can be fatal.

Smoking Risks and Need for Wider Use of Varenicline to Quit

By | March 27, 2017

More than 35 million Americans are trying to quit smoking. Experts reassure clinicians that varenicline is a safe and effective way to stop smoking and that not using this drug has caused needless deaths.

And the Envelope Please...It's a Match!

By | March 17, 2017

The soon-to-be graduates of FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine participated in a "rite of passage" during Match Day to learn where they will spend the next years of medical training as residents.

FAU Medical Students Inducted into AOA Honor Society

By | March 14, 2017

Ten students from Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine were recently inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA), a national medical honor society.

FAU Brain Institute Commemorates 'Brain Awareness Week'

By | March 13, 2017

Headed by molecular neuroscientist Randy Blakely, Ph.D., FAU's Brain Institute is commemorating "Brain Awareness Week" (March 13-19) to promote the public and personal benefits of brain research.

New Device Could Rapidly Detect Zika Virus at Airports

By | February 22, 2017

About the size of a tablet, a portable device that could be used in many settings like an airport, may hold the key to detecting the Zika virus accurately, rapidly and inexpensively using just a saliva sample.

Marine Sponge May Provide Antibacterial Solutions for MRSA

By | February 8, 2017

A compound extracted from a deep-water marine sponge is showing potent antibacterial activity against the drug resistant bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus also called the "super bug."

FAU and Sancilio Team Up on Therapy for Inherited Blindness

By | January 30, 2017

Researchers from FAU and Sancilio and Company, Inc. are collaborating to develop a treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa, an inherited disease that causes severe progressive vision impairment and blindness.

Experts Urge for Wider Prescription of Statins

By | January 18, 2017

Researchers from FAU and Harvard address the possible but unproven link between statins and diabetes and emphasize that the link to diabetes is questionable and inconsequential.

Chair Yoga Effective Way to Treat Osteoarthritis

By | January 11, 2017

The first study to examine the effects of chair yoga on pain and physical function in older adults with osteoarthritis is proving to be an effective way to reduce pain and improve quality of life.

 
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