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Three-Minute Test Detects Common Form of Dementia

By | October 26, 2015

An FAU neuroscientist has developed a new test that can assess clinical signs and symptoms of Lewy Body dementia, a common form of dementia that's difficult to diagnose, with 96.8 percent accuracy.

FAU Receives $620,000 NSF Grant for STEM Retention Program

By | October 22, 2015

STEM jobs are rapidly growing and technology companies alone will need to fill more than 650,000 new jobs by 2018. FAU is directly addressing the national need to increase the number of STEM undergraduates.

Sex and Sea Turtles: Climate Change, Sea Level Rise Impacts

By | October 15, 2015

The shift in climate is shifting turtles as well, because as the temperature of their nests change so do their reproduction patterns. Warmer conditions produce females and cooler conditions produce males.

FAU High Student Named Top Young Scientist

By | October 14, 2015

Florida Atlantic University High School student Hannah Herbst was named the winner of the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, recently held at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn.

FAU Wins Second Place at Waste Design Competition

By | October 13, 2015

A group of Florida Atlantic University civil engineering students won second place at the Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA) inaugural National Solid Waste Design Competition (SWDC).

Bioinspired Robotic Finger Advances Prosthetics Technology

By | October 8, 2015

Most robotic parts used today are rigid, have a limited range of motion and don't look lifelike. Inspired by nature and biology, a robotic finger designed at FAU looks, feels and works like the real thing.

FAU Receives NSF Grant for Critical Infrastructure Systems

By | September 30, 2015

Extreme events like hurricanes can disrupt infrastructure systems like power and water. Researchers will develop a decision framework to rapidly restore these functions and services for disaster management.

First Study on Hard-to-treat Depression in Older People

By | September 30, 2015

About half of older adults don't respond to first-line medication for depression. A new study shows that adding a second drug to treatment with an antidepressant medication alone helps many of these patients.

Harbor Branch ECC Takes Students to Ocean Floor of Hawaii

By | September 29, 2015

A new graduate course is allowing FAU students to see Hawaii's ocean floor without leaving Harbor Branch.

Scientists Study Phytoplankton in the Pacific

By | September 29, 2015

A team of researchers from FAU Harbor Branch conducted experiments to better understand phytoplankton in the Pacific Ocean.

 
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