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FAU Awarded $5.3 Million to Detect Cognitive Change in Older Drivers

By | September 30, 2020

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and collaborators have received a $5.3 million NIH grant to detect cognitive change in older drivers using rapidly available and discreet in-vehicle sensors.

Gulf of Mexico Mission: 'Ocean Blue Holes Are Not Created Equal'

By | September 23, 2020

A team of scientists from FAU's Harbor Branch and collaborators recently explored the depths of the "Green Banana" Blue Hole thanks to gutsy scuba divers and an innovative 500-pound autonomous benthic lander.

FAU Lands $11 Million Contract from U.S. Office of Naval Research

By | September 16, 2020

FAU's Harbor Branch has landed an $11,179,001 contract from the U.S. Office of Naval Research to develop a next-generation bathyphotometer sensor for natural oceanic bioluminescence assessments.

Mapping Cavefish Brains Leads to Origin of Behavioral Evolution

By | September 16, 2020

A study is the first to look inside the brains of cavefish with millimeter resolution and show how individual neurons and brain regions that drive complex behaviors, including sleep and feeding have evolved.

FAU Moves Up in 'U.S. News & World Report's' List of Top Universities

By | September 14, 2020

Florida Atlantic University moved up in the U.S. News & World Report list of "Top Public Schools," to No. 136 in this year's ranking of the nation's best universities. FAU ranked No. 140 in 2020.

FAU Awarded $2.4 Million NSF Grant to Train Data Scientists

By | September 10, 2020

Researchers from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team at FAU will train graduate students in data science technologies and applications.

Guilt by Dissociation: Study Sheds Light on Serotonin in Autism

By | September 2, 2020

A study by a leading FAU neuroscientist and collaborators on serotonin, a mood-regulating molecule in the brain that regulates many brain synapses, is helping to unravel a neurotransmitter puzzle.

Hot Dogs, Chicken Wings and City Living Helped Wood Storks Thrive

By | August 31, 2020

A study of wetland birds shows city storks did better than their non-urban counterparts when natural marshes are in bad shape. Urban areas buffer a species from the unpredictability of natural food sources.

Scientists Catalogue Shark and Ray Distribution in Florida Lagoon

By | August 25, 2020

FAU Harbor Branch researchers conducted the first long-term, in-depth analysis of the elasmobranch community in the southern Indian River Lagoon, categorizing 630 individuals of 16 species.

Hurricanes and Vulnerable Populations: How Will They Cope and Adapt?

By | August 19, 2020

FAU researchers and collaborators have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study populations in risky housing conditions in the midst of a pandemic and a very busy hurricane season.