NEWS ARCHIVE


Like Human Societies, Whales Value Culture and Family Ties

By | April 5, 2018

In a groundbreaking genetic kinship study, an international team is the first to reveal that just like human societies, beluga whales appear to value culture and their ancestral roots as well as family ties.

Research Provides Hope for Parkinson's Disease Treatment

By | April 4, 2018

Looking at dopamine neurons in a tiny worm's brain, scientists have identified a novel pathway that sustains the health of these cells. These findings may lead to developing Parkinson's disease medications.

Could a Cup of Joe a Day Keep the Doctor and Death Away?

By | April 3, 2018

What is it about the link between drinking coffee and longevity? Is it the 200 plus organic compounds in the coffee bean itself or its proven benefits of reducing inflammation? Or could it be something else?

Graduate Nursing Programs Earn Top Rankings

By | March 20, 2018

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing ranks No. 32 and No. 54 in latest 'U.S. News & World Report' national ranking of best graduate nursing programs.

Voice Pitch Sways Voters, Doesn't Result in Better Leaders

By | March 14, 2018

People with lower-pitched voices are more likely to win elected office because they are believed to be superior leaders. A new study examines if voice pitch is a reliable signal of leadership quality.

Local Neuroscientists Gather for SYNAPSE 2018

By | March 6, 2018

FAU's JLSI hosted "SYNAPSE 2018," an annual neuroscience networking event for students and scientists in collaboration with Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Scripps Florida Research Institute.

They're Back! Shark Migration Season Begins in S.E. Florida

By | March 1, 2018

Blacktip sharks are headed south in the largest migration in U.S. coastal waters. Researchers estimate the population of these "snowbirds of the sea" to be one-third of what they have seen in previous years.

Kit Promises 'Hassle Free' Way to Test Male Fertility

By | February 28, 2018

To address embarrassing, inconvenient and costly male fertility testing, FAU researchers are developing a home-based kit that provides a complete semen evaluation using microfluidics, an app and a smartphone.

FAU Announces Winners of 'IOT Hardware Hackathon'

By | February 26, 2018

Three teams of students from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science recently took home a cash prize for winning FAU's IoT Hardware Hackathon, Make FAU 2018.

FAU Brain Institute Awarded $780,000 to Launch ASCEND

By | February 22, 2018

FAU's Brain Institute has received a $780,000 grant from the Stiles-Nicholson Foundation to launch an innovative STEM program targeted at middle and high school students in Palm Beach County.