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Sleep Tight, Fruit Fly - New Gene Identified

By | March 24, 2016

Fruit flies can tell us a lot about sleep deprivation and metabolic disorders. A study is the first to show that a conserved gene - translin - works as a modulator of sleep in response to metabolic changes.

New Study Shows Fewer Americans Now Pray, Believe in God

By | March 23, 2016

A new study by researchers at FAU and their collaborators has revealed a dramatic decline in the number of adult Americans who pray or believe in God, hitting an all-time low in 2014.

New Study Looks at 'Love' Hormone and Mother-Infant Bonding

By | March 22, 2016

The "love" hormone, oxytocin, is an indispensable part of childbirth and mother-child bonding. A new study at FAU is looking at how a mother's levels of oxytocin might be different in women with depression.

INTERACT Contributes to Fewer Nursing Home Hospitalizations

By | March 21, 2016

Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers or INTERACT(TM) was implemented in phase I of The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' initiative to reduce avoidable hospitalizations for nursing home residents.

FAU Receives $1.2 Million to Develop New Stroke Treatment

By | March 15, 2016

A biomedical scientist has received a $1.2 million grant from the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program, Florida Department of Health, to develop a new and innovative approach to treat stroke.

FAU High's Hannah Herbst Featured on Discovery Education

By | March 8, 2016

Florida Atlantic University High School student Hannah Herbst was featured live on Discovery Education to talk about her experience as "America's Top Young Scientist."

Troubling Outcomes for U.S. Workers Without Paid Sick Leave

By | March 7, 2016

A new study is the first to examine the relationship between paid sick leave benefits and delays in medical care and forgone medical care for both working adults and their family members.

Experts Available on Impacts of Lake Okeechobee Discharge

By | March 3, 2016

Heavy rainfall led to the release of billions of gallons of water from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie River, which is damaging the delicate balance of freshwater and saltwater in surrounding estuaries.

FAU to Develop Robotic Boats with a 'Mind of Their Own'

By | February 17, 2016

Robotic boats that can move, think and make decisions on their own to help humans may be closer than you think. The College of Engineering and Computer Science has received an NSF grant for the project.

FAU Tech Runway Debuts First Economic Impact Report

By | February 15, 2016

Florida Atlantic University's Tech Runway has released the results of its first-ever economic impact report.

 
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