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FAU High Student Competes in Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge

By | October 16, 2017

Florida Atlantic University High School freshman Devin Willis will compete to become America's Top Young Scientist during the Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

Size Doesn't Matter - At Least for Hammerheads and Swimming

By | October 10, 2017

Researchers from FAU have conducted the first study to examine the whole body shape and swimming kinematics of two closely related yet very different hammerhead sharks, with some unexpected results.

Young-onset Dementia Costs Nearly Twice That of Alzheimer's

By | October 5, 2017

The first economic study on frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), the most common dementia for people under age 60, shows that FTD inflicts a much more severe burden on families than Alzheimer's disease.

3MT® Competition to Showcase Graduate Student Research

By | October 3, 2017

Can an 80,000-word thesis or dissertation be explained in three minutes or less?

New Way to Assess Safety of Aging Timber Railroad Bridges

By | September 27, 2017

In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Harvey, researchers from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science have developed a cutting-edge way to gauge the condition of aging timber railroad bridges.

'Out-of-the-box' Thinking May Build a Better Brain

By | September 25, 2017

The "Dementia Prevention Initiative" abandons generalized methods used to research and treat Alzheimer's disease. The secret weapon: a novel "N-of-1 design" that personalizes medicine down to a single patient.

NIH Grant to Further Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research

By | September 20, 2017

A $2.3 million National Institutes of Health grant will help FAU neuroscientists to continue research to better understand and treat several neuropsychiatric disorders including depression and autism.

Placenta-on-a-Chip: Microsensor Mimics Malaria in the Womb

By | August 29, 2017

By combining microbiology with engineering technologies, researchers are developing a novel 3D model to study malaria-infected placenta, and have received a $400,000 NIH grant to develop this microsensor.

Psychotic Disorders and Obesity: Blame Big Waistlines

By | August 23, 2017

A researcher in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and collaborators are the first to compare the long-term course of weight across different psychotic disorders in a newly published report.

Keep Safety in Mind during Solar Eclipse

By | August 18, 2017

It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe the first solar eclipse in more than 40 years. Experts at Florida Atlantic University caution safety first to ensure that the experience is a pleasant one.

 
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