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Walter and Lalita Janke Research Fund Announce Funded Projects

By | June 7, 2016

Florida Atlantic University recently received a $1 million gift from Dr. Walter and Lalita Janke to establish the Walter and Lalita Janke Innovations in Sustainability Science Research Fund.

Engineered Protein May Be New Approach to Treat Cancer

By | June 6, 2016

FAU researchers have developed a group of proteins called tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases designed as specific inhibitors of selected MMP targets that could potentially treat osteoarthritis and cancer.

Professor Receives International 'Humanity in Science Award'

By | June 2, 2016

Waseem Asghar, Ph.D. received the award for his work on developing a new diagnostic biosensing platform that could be used to remotely detect and determine treatment options for HIV and other diseases.

Major Shift in Americans' Attitudes About Same-sex Behavior

By | June 1, 2016

A new study shows that since the 1990s, the percentage of adults who accept same-sex behavior has quadrupled, and those who have participated in same-sex experiences has doubled.

Honors College Awards $15,000 in Scholarships

By | May 26, 2016

Florida Atlantic University's Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College awarded nearly $15,000 in scholarships to 10 students in support of their summer research at FAU and Scripps Florida.

Study Documents African Monkeys Eating Bats

By | May 24, 2016

Interactions between primates and bats have poorly documented, and detailed reports have been rare, until now. An FAU study is the first to report implications for animal-human disease transmission.

'Virtual Partner' Elicits Emotional Responses from a Human

By | May 17, 2016

"How does it 'feel' to interact behaviorally with a machine?" To answer that question, scientists created a virtual partner that can elicit emotional responses from its human partner in real-time.

Physical Activity 'Magic Bullet' for Obesity, Heart Disease

By | May 16, 2016

Professors have evaluated the totality of evidence and conclude that regular physical activity has the closest resemblance to a "magic bullet" to fight the epidemic of obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Bison Bones in Vero Beach

By | May 11, 2016

In what is considered one of the oldest and most important archaeological digs in North America, scientists uncovered what they believe are the bones of a 13,000- to 14,000-year-old extinct species of bison.

NSF Grant Supports Research Computing Infrastructure at FAU

By | May 11, 2016

A $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will enable FAU to install networking infrastructure to amplify its ability to conduct data-intensive science and engineering research.

 
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