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Leading Addiction Researcher Joins FAU

By | January 25, 2018

Lawrence Toll, Ph.D., a renowned scientist whose research focuses on the management of pain and drug addiction through pharmacology and new drug discovery, recently joined FAU.

Study Shows Male Sea Turtles are Vanishing Closer to Home

By | January 22, 2018

Male sea turtles are disappearing and not just in Australia. FAU researchers are the first to show why and how moisture in addition to heat affects the development and sex ratios of turtle embryos.

NSF Awards Grant for Undersea Communications, Surveillance

By | January 11, 2018

Engineering researchers have received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a first-of-its-kind software-defined testbed for real-time undersea wireless communications and surveillance.

Study Finds Cause of Algal Blooms and the Results Stink

By | January 9, 2018

Toxic green algal blooms wreaked havoc on Florida's St. Lucie Estuary in 2016. A new study contradicts the widespread misconception that periodic discharges from Lake Okeechobee were responsible.

Tiny Treadmills Help Test Sea Turtle Hatchling Stamina

By | December 19, 2017

Disoriented sea turtle hatchlings take hours instead of minutes to get to the ocean from their nests. A new study is the first to test the physiological effects of this extended crawling on swimming ability.

NIH Awards $4 Million to FAU for Prescription Opioid Study

By | December 13, 2017

A researcher from the Schmidt College of Medicine is conducting a novel study to figure out if there is a unique genetic signature of patients who are most susceptible to prescription opioid-use disorder.

Randy Blakely and Amy Wright Named as 2017 NAI Fellows

By | December 12, 2017

Randy Blakely, Ph.D. and Amy Wright, Ph.D. have been named NAI Fellows.

FAU High Student Named to 'Forbes' '30 Under 30' List

By | December 4, 2017

Florida Atlantic University High School junior Hannah Herbst has been named to the 2018 Forbes "30 Under 30" list in the energy sector.

Experts Team Up on Study to Save Endangered African Penguins

By | November 15, 2017

There are less than 25,000 breeding pairs of African Penguins in existence today. A first-of-its-kind study on prognostic health indicators in this seabird provides invaluable information to help preserve them.

First-of-its-kind Bioengineered Robotic Hand to Sense Touch

By | November 14, 2017

FAU has received a $1.3 million NIH grant for a "living" robot with its own nervous system. Researchers are creating a living pathway from the robot's touch sensation to the user's brain to help amputees.