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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.

FAU and Max Planck Unveil First-of-its-kind Honors Program

By | December 11, 2017

FAU President John Kelly, Max Planck Society President Martin Stratmann, and David Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), announced a new partnership between FAU and MPFI.

Good Deals Much Harder to Find in Tight U.S. Housing Market

By | December 5, 2017

The really good deals on homes are becoming increasingly harder to find as the U.S. housing market remains ever so slightly in buy territory, according to the latest national index produced by FAU and FIU.

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.

Most Floridians Pleased with Hurricane Irma Response

By | November 8, 2017

A majority of Floridians are pleased with the state's preparedness for and response to Hurricane Irma and believe it will boost Gov. Rick Scott's expected 2018 run for the U.S. Senate, according to an FAU poll.

Study Shows Alarming Number of Teens Cyberbully Themselves

By | October 30, 2017

A new form of self-harm in youth has emerged and is cause for concern. "Digital self-harm," where adolescents post, send or share mean things about themselves anonymously online, could be a cry for help.

FAU Unveils New Medical Simulation Center

By | October 26, 2017

FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to observe the official launch of its newly expanded, 15,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Simulation Center.

FAU Index Shows Hispanics Souring on Direction of Economy

By | October 11, 2017

Hispanics in the U.S. are souring on the direction of the economy and showing growing dissatisfaction with U.S. President Donald Trump, according to a new national consumer sentiment index conducted by FAU.

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.

 
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