Brain Institute News Archive

Story Year Author Publication
Purposeful Action in Human Infants Purposeful Action in Human Infants Purposeful Action in Human Infants
Purposeful Action in Human Infants

By Gisele Galoustian  | 

Study uses “Aha!” detector to search for transitions from spontaneous to intentional behavior in infants. ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/newsdesk/articles/eureka-baby-newsdesk.php
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Patent to Treat Addiction Patent to Treat Addiction Patent to Treat Addiction
Patent to Treat Addiction

By Gisele Galoustian  | 

Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D., and Maureen K. Hahn, Ph.D., have received a patent for a novel method to identify therapeutic agents to treat addiction. ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/newsdesk/articles/patent-addiction-treatment.php
2023 By Gisele Galoustian false, brain-institute-news
Brain in Flux Brain in Flux Brain in Flux
Brain in Flux

By Chelsea Matheson  | 

FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Sponsors International Neuroscience Meeting ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/research/fau-research-daily/brain-in-flux/
2023 By Chelsea Matheson false, brain-institute-news
Neuroscience Graduate Program Neuroscience Graduate Program Neuroscience Graduate Program
Neuroscience Graduate Program

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The Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute developed and oversees the Neuroscience Graduate Program that unites scientists, educators and students. ... Read more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X7KtHTmO0A&rel=1
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MMM Foundation Adds New Board and Committee Members MMM Foundation Adds New Board and Committee Members MMM Foundation Adds New Board and Committee Members
MMM Foundation Adds New Board and Committee Members

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Mind, Music and Movement Foundation for Neurological Disorders adds new members to its board of directors, medical and research advisory committees. ... Read more.

https://palmbeach.floridaweekly.com/articles/fpl-graduates-second-class-from-35-mules/
2023 brain-institute-news, n/a
College of Medicine Works to Establish Parkinson’s Cure Center College of Medicine Works to Establish Parkinson’s Cure Center College of Medicine Works to Establish Parkinson’s Cure Center
College of Medicine Works to Establish Parkinson’s Cure Center

Mary Rasura  | 

The FAU Board of Trustees will continue to discuss the logistics of the Parkinson’s Center of Excellence proposed by the College of Medicine. ... Read more.

https://www.upressonline.com/2023/06/college-of-medicine-works-to-establish-parkinsons-cure-center/
2023 Mary Rasura false, brain-institute-news
Running Helps With Middle Age Running Helps With Middle Age Running Helps With Middle Age
Running Helps With Middle Age

By Gisele Galoustian  | 

Long-term exercise profoundly benefits the aging brain and may prevent aging-related memory function decline. ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/newsdesk/articles/running-middle-age
2023 By Gisele Galoustian false, brain-institute-news
NeuroExplorers Spring 2023 Graduation NeuroExplorers Spring 2023 Graduation NeuroExplorers Spring 2023 Graduation
NeuroExplorers Spring 2023 Graduation

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Participants in FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institutes' ASCEND NeuroExplorers after-school program graduated as "Junior Neuroscientists." ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/ibrain/news-stories/neuroexplorers-spring-2023-graduation/neuroexplorers-spring-2023-graduation/
2023 false, brain-institute-news
Treating Neurological Disorders Treating Neurological Disorders Treating Neurological Disorders
Treating Neurological Disorders

By Gisele Galoustian  | 

Collaboration will advance scientific knowledge about the use of focused ultrasound to treat brain diseases. ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/newsdesk/articles/fau-insightec-collaboration.php
2023 By Gisele Galoustian false, brain-institute-news
Finding New Treatments for Mental Illness Finding New Treatments for Mental Illness Finding New Treatments for Mental Illness
Masterminds: Finding New Treatments for Mental Illness

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Postdoctoral fellow Felix Mayer, Ph.D., studies compounds to treat mental illnesses. ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/ibrain/masterminds/2023/finding-new-treatments-for-mental-illness/
2023 Masterminds, n/a
Model Students Model Students Model Students
Masterminds: Model Students

By Shavantay Minnis  | 

Computational Brain Health Graduates Join New Fellowship ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/ibrain/masterminds/2023/model-students/
2023 By Shavantay Minnis Masterminds, n/a
Treating Pain Treating Pain Treating Pain
Masterminds: Treating Pain

By Bethany Augliere  | 

Dean Develops Tool for Pain, with a Nod from Shark Tank ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/ibrain/masterminds/2023/treating-pain/
2023 By Bethany Augliere Masterminds, n/a
On a Mission On a Mission On a Mission
Masterminds: On a Mission

By Bethany Augliere  | 

Driving Computational Brain Science and Health ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/ibrain/masterminds/2023/on-a-mission/
2023 By Bethany Augliere Masterminds, n/a
Snoozing for Brain Health Snoozing for Brain Health Snoozing for Brain Health
Masterminds: Snoozing for Brain Health

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Postdoctoral fellow Zoe Atherton, Ph.D., studies how sleep affects memory. ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/ibrain/masterminds/2023/snoozing-for-brain-health/
2023 Masterminds, n/a
What a Difference a Mutation Makes What a Difference a Mutation Makes What a Difference a Mutation Makes
Masterminds: What a Difference a Mutation Makes

By Emily Halnon  | 

Neuroscientists Find Differences in the Brain Between Males and Females ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/ibrain/masterminds/2023/what-a-difference-a-mutation-makes/
2023 By Emily Halnon Masterminds, n/a
Careers in Brain Science in the Starting Blocks Careers in Brain Science in the Starting Blocks Careers in Brain Science in the Starting Blocks
Masterminds: Careers in Brain Science in the Starting Blocks

By Bethany Augliere  | 

The Fall 2022 Cohort of the Neuroscience Graduate Program is Off to the Races ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/ibrain/masterminds/2023/careers-in-brain-science-in-the-starting-blocks/
2023 By Bethany Augliere Masterminds, n/a
Stressed Out Stressed Out Stressed Out
Masterminds: Stressed Out

By Bethany Augliere  | 

Zebrafish Study Reveals Lasting Impacts of Early-life Stress ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/ibrain/masterminds/2023/stressed-out/
2023 By Bethany Augliere Masterminds, n/a
Miscommunication is Key Miscommunication is Key Miscommunication is Key
Masterminds: Miscommunication is Key

By John H. Tibbetts  | 

Ethnic Biomarkers Point to Inaccurate Measurement of Cognitive Health ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/ibrain/masterminds/2023/miscommunication-is-key/
2023 By John H. Tibbetts Masterminds, n/a
Computing Connections Computing Connections Computing Connections
Masterminds: Computing Connections

By Bethany Auglier  | 

Linking the Brain and Immune System ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/ibrain/masterminds/2023/computing-connections/
2023 By Bethany Auglier Masterminds, n/a
Bridging Sleep and Memory Bridging Sleep and Memory Bridging Sleep and Memory
Masterminds: Bridging Sleep and Memory

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Postdoctoral fellow Annie Souza, Ph.D., studies how sleep transforms learned experiences into long-term memory. ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/ibrain/masterminds/2023/bridging-sleep-and-memory/
2023 Masterminds, n/a
Pushing Progress Pushing Progress Pushing Progress
Masterminds: Pushing Progress

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Pilot Grants Support New Discoveries ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/ibrain/masterminds/2023/pushing-progress/
2023 Masterminds, n/a
World Leaders in Artificial Intelligence Gather at FAU World Leaders in Artificial Intelligence Gather at FAU World Leaders in Artificial Intelligence Gather at FAU
World Leaders in Artificial Intelligence Gather at FAU

By Polly Burks  | 

Recap of Florida Atlantic University’s Center for the Future Mind’s 2023 Mindfest conference ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/newsdesk/articles/mindfest-post.php
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Neuroscience Research for the Future Neuroscience Research for the Future Neuroscience Research for the Future
Masterminds: Neuroscience Research for the Future

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Postdoctoral fellow David Cinalli, Ph.D. , studies how the brain forms and recalls different forms of memory. ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/ibrain/masterminds/2023/neuroscience-research-for-the-future/
2023 Masterminds, n/a
Unfolding Huntington's Disease Unfolding Huntington's Disease Unfolding Huntington's Disease
Masterminds: Unfolding Huntington's Disease

By Rachel Plunkett  | 

How Mutant Proteins Damage Nerve Cells ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/ibrain/masterminds/2023/unfolding-huntingtons-disease/
2023 By Rachel Plunkett Masterminds, n/a
‘New Horizons in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias’ Awardees ‘New Horizons in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias’ Awardees ‘New Horizons in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias’ Awardees
‘New Horizons in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias’ Awardees

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Recent collaboration establishes the “New Horizons in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD)” Pilot Funding Program. ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/newsdesk/articles/new-horizons-pilot-funding-program
2023 brain-institute-news, n/a
Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Undergraduate Researcher of the Year
Undergraduate Researcher of the Year

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Steven Shatkhin, an undergraduate student in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, recently earned the Researcher of the Year Award. ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/research/fau-research-daily/steven-shatkhin-researcher-of-year/
2023 brain-institute-news, n/a
Helping Hands Helping Hands Helping Hands
Masterminds: Helping Hands

By Bethany Augliere  | 

FAU Researchers Earn $1.2M Grant to Help Amputees ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/ibrain/masterminds/2023/helping-hands/
2023 By Bethany Augliere Masterminds, n/a
Gleeful for Glia Gleeful for Glia Gleeful for Glia
Masterminds: Gleeful for Glia

By Bethany Augliere  | 

Studying Underdog Cells in the Nervous System ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/ibrain/masterminds/2023/gleeful-for-glia/
2023 By Bethany Augliere Masterminds, n/a
INTERPLAY BETWEEN SLEEP, PAIN AND SPINAL CORD STIMULATION INTERPLAY BETWEEN SLEEP, PAIN AND SPINAL CORD STIMULATION INTERPLAY BETWEEN SLEEP, PAIN AND SPINAL CORD STIMULATION
INTERPLAY BETWEEN SLEEP, PAIN AND SPINAL CORD STIMULATION

By Gisele Galoustian  | 

Researchers from the Schmidt College of Medicine have unraveled the interplay between chronic pain, sleep and spinal cord stimulation, a treatment ... ... Read more.

https://www.fau.edu/newsdesk/articles/spinal-cord-stimulation-study.php
2023 By Gisele Galoustian brain-institute-news, n/a
FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Opens in Jupiter
ADVANCING BRAIN HEALTH THROUGH POWERFUL PARTNERSHIPS

Palm Health Foundation celebrated the grand opening of the Brain Institute’s new building on FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter, signalling a new era in neuroscience research, education, and community engagement. ... Read more.

FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Opens in Jupiter
FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Opens in Jupiter

The official launch of the institute heralds a new era in neuroscience research, education and community engagement. ... Read more.

Ribbon Cutting For New FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute
Ribbon Cutting For New FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute

Please join us for the official opening of the FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 at 10 a.m. ... Learn more.

Society for Neuroscience’s (SfN) 2022 Science Educator Award Recipient
Society for Neuroscience’s (SfN) 2022 Science Educator Award Recipient

Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University’s Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute executive director, recently received the Society for Neuroscience’s (SfN) 2022 Science Educator Award. ... Read more.

Rare Human Gene Variant in ADHD, Autism Exposes Vital Sex Differences
Rare Human Gene Variant in ADHD, Autism Exposes Vital Sex Differences

Study supports the idea that treatment strategies should be cognizant of the sex-dependence of neuronal signaling mechanisms. ... Read more.

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The FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute is requesting applications for the 2022-2023 Pilot Grant Program supporting research in neurodegenerative disease research, computational brain science and health and general neuroscience....

Guiding Next Generation of Neuroscientists
Masterminds: Guiding Next Generation of Neuroscientists

Gift Aims to Increase STEM Opportunities ... Read more.

Computer Training Relaxes Preteens
Masterminds: Computer Training Relaxes Preteens

Remote training program helps mitigate negative emotions in preadolescents. ... Read more.

Supporting Brain Research
Masterminds: Supporting Brain Research

Stiles- Nicholson Brain Institute’s 2021 Pilot Grant Award Winners Announced ... Read more.

Predicting New Drug Emergences with the Virtual World
Masterminds: Predicting New Drug Emergences with the Virtual World

Possible early warning system of impending emergences of novel drugs. ... Read more.

Breaking Myths for Older Adults
Masterminds: Breaking Myths for Older Adults

Older adults from diverse backgrounds need more than knowledge and guidance about exercise. ... Read more.

‘Blaze’-ing the Trail
Masterminds: ‘Blaze’-ing the Trail

Researchers in the Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute capture 3D images of brain cells using a powerful new microscope. ... Read more.

Glial Support for Neurons
Masterminds: Glial Support for Neurons

Peter Rodriguez, research assistant in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, awarded the Delores Auzenne Fellowship. ... Read more.

Celebrating at Brain Health Innovation Philanthropic Event

More than 80 philanthropists, scientists and community leaders gathered at the Palm Beach, home of community philanthropist, Frances Fisher, for Palm Health Foundation's "Brain Health Innovation" cocktail reception. The event...

Brainy Education on the Road

MobileMinds, a branch of the FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute's ASCEND (Advancing STEM Community Engagement through Neuroscience Discovery) program, recently brought neuroscience education to Palm Springs Middle School. During...

zoom meeting

FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute's Nicole Baganz, Ph.D., director of community engagement and programming and research assistant professor of biomedical science, and Paula Kurdziel, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, recently...

FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Engages Internationally

SPAIN: Lucia Carvelli, Ph.D., associate professor of neuroscience, recently spoke at Gordon Research Conference's 2022 Membrane Transport Proteins, "Biomedical Transporters: Physiology, Dysfunction and Targets of Pharmacotherapy"...

New Great Minds
Masterminds: New Great Minds

Six faculty members recently joined the FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute. ... Read more.

Roadmap to Recovery
Masterminds: Roadmap to Recovery

Research Aims to Uncover Treatment Options for Veterans with Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries ... Read more.

The Beauty of Science
Masterminds: The Beauty of Science

Maciej J. Stawikowski, Ph.D., assistant scientist in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, uncovers the cause of neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer's disease. ... Read more.

Journey Continues
Masterminds: Journey Continues

MobileMinds Receives Funding to Continue Brain Education on the Move ... Read more.

Brain Networking
Masterminds: Brain Networking

Postdoctoral fellow Lorena B. Areal, Ph.D., studies the effects of dopamine-related mutated genes found in patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder and more. ... Read more.

Glial Support for Neurons
Masterminds: Glial Support for Neurons

Peter Rodriguez, graduate research assistant in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, was recently awarded the Delores Auzenne Fellowship, sponsored by the State University System. ... Read more.

Light in the Dark
Masterminds: Light in the Dark

Researching Ways to Improve Vision Sensitivity ... Read more.

NeuroExplorers Spring 2022 Program Graduates 15 Junior Neuroscientists

Congratulations to the newest Junior Neuroscientists on graduating from FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute's ASCEND NeuroExplorers program!

FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Executive Director Delivers Commencement Speech to College of Science Graduating Class

On Friday, May 6, Randy Blakely, Ph.D., executive director, FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute, gave a commencement address at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science graduation ceremony. During his address, Blakely relayed...

Pondering the Future
Masterminds: Pondering the Future

Exploring Mind in an Age of Artificial Intelligence ... Read more.

Transporting Energy
Masterminds: Transporting Energy

How Cells Communicate in the Brain ... Read more.

Harnessing the Power of Discovery
Masterminds: Harnessing the Power of Discovery

Palm Health Foundation Donates $1M for New Program ... Read more.

Celebrating International Museum Day
Celebrating International Museum Day

Take a high-tech tour and interactive experience of the Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute brain exhibition, Journey Through the Human Brain, at the Cox Science Center. ... Learn more.

Molecules to Mind
Masterminds: Molecules to Mind

New Neuroscience Graduate Program Launches ... Read more.

Demystifying Negative Stereotypes
Masterminds: Demystifying Negative Stereotypes

New FAU Faculty Member Hopes to Expand Diversity and Inclusion Efforts ... Read more.

Nicole award

Nicole Baganz, Ph.D., director of community engagement and programming with FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute and research assistant professor in Biomedical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, was recently...

Diversity in Science
Masterminds: Diversity in Science

Gianna Cannestro, student in the Complex Systems and Brain Science doctoral program, recently earned the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship. ... Read more.

PAIN IN THE NECK? NEW SURGICAL METHOD COULD BE GAME-CHANGING

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a common type of neck surgery that involves removing a damaged disc to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerve root and thereby alleviate associated pain, numbness, weakness...

Using Worms to Find a Cure for Alzheimer's
Masterminds: Using Worms to Find a Cure for Alzheimer's

Evolution Paves Path for Curing Devastating Neurological Condition ... Read more.

SUNLIGHT’S HEALING EFFECTS HELP GREEN SEA TURTLES WITH TUMORS

A new study by Florida Atlantic University researchers is literally shedding “light” on a way to improve the health of endangered green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) prone to a disease called fibropapillomatosis. Affecting...

kid with adhd
From Football to Neuroscience
Masterminds: From Football to Neuroscience

Former NFL Player Researches the Brain and the Body's Impact on Behavior ... Read more.

Untangling the Knot
Masterminds: Untangling the Knot

New Funding Supports Scientists as They Tease Out Clues to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias ... Read more.

A Touch of Reality
Masterminds: A Touch of Reality

Connecting Biology and Artificial Intelligence to Design Prosthetics That Feel ... Read more.

Read the Stories Behind the Research
Masterminds: Read the Stories Behind the Research

The FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute's Annual Magazine Shares the Stories that are Changing the Future ... Read more.

FAU RESEARCHERS AT FOREFRONT OF ALZHEIMER’S GENETICS AND DIAGNOSIS

Florida Atlantic University’s Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D., and Lisa Wiese, Ph.D., have received grants from the Florida Department of Health’s Ed and Ethel Moore Foundation for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, for programs...

DID COVID-19 MAKE TINNITUS, ‘RINGING’ IN THE EARS, WORSE?

Tinnitus, most often described as “ringing” in the ears even though no external sound is present, also can be perceived as humming, hissing, buzzing or roaring sounds. According to the United States Centers for Disease...

FAU NAMES PHF COMPUTATIONAL BRAIN HEALTH GRADUATE FELLOWS

A $1 million gift last fall from Palm Health Foundation (PHF) has launched the Florida Atlantic University Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute’s “Computational Brain Science and Health Graduate Fellowships.” The gift,...

Brainy Days 2022

Florida Atlantic University’s Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute will kick off “Brainy Days 2022: a Celebration of Neuroscience,” on Monday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m., with events continuing through March 31.

FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Celebrates Electrifying Milestone at Cox Science Center and Aquarium 60th Anniversary Gala

Nicole, Baganz, Ph.D., director of community engagement and programming, FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute, took part in a high-voltage demonstration performed by Tesla coil expert, ArcAttack, at Cox Science Center and...

Postdoctoral fellow wins the third annual Art of Science contest

Congrats to Lorena Areal, Ph.D, postdoctoral fellow, for winning the third annual Art of Science contest. View the photo and other winners.

New FAU Graduate Program
New FAU Graduate Program

The FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute and Charles E. Schmidt College of Science launch the Neuroscience Graduate Program. ... Read more.

students

A collaboration between the Florida Atlantic University Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute and Charles E. Schmidt College of Science has resulted in the launch of a unique partnership to train the next generation of brain scientists...

phone on nightstand

Carmen Varela, Ph.D., is developing non-invasive methods to monitor sleep quality and brain health aimed at advancing new approaches to prevent Alzheimer's disease.

stiles-nicholson-brain-institute

FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute announced today it has received $1 million from the Palm Health Foundation to launch and support its new Program in Computational Brain Science and Health (PCBSH).

State-of-the-Art Microscope Captures 3D Brain Cells
State-of-the-Art Microscope Captures 3D Brain Cells

Scientists at the Brain Institute capture 3D images of identified brain cells clusters using a new microscope capable of imaging preparations with a razor-thin sheet of laser light. ... Read more.

elderly man

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing researchers explored trends in physical activity in ethnically diverse older adults to see what drives them to start or sustain physical activity and what stops them.

dopamine-neuros-blaxze

Scientists at FAU's Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute are among the first in the state of Florida to capture 3D images of clusters of identified brain cells in the intact brain using a new, fully automated, microscope capable...

robotic-hand

An FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science study is the first to use liquid metal sensors and machine learning on a prosthetic hand to help reconnect amputees to a previously severed sense of touch.

Masterminds: Gut Feelings
Masterminds: Gut Feelings

Researchers Gain Insight into the Gut Microbiome of Birds

Masterminds: FAU Center for Health Launches
Masterminds: FAU Center for Health Launches

New Center Adds Clinical Dimension to Research in Dementia

Masterminds: Socializing 'Sweet Spot'
Masterminds: Socializing 'Sweet Spot'

Prescription for Healthy Older Brains is Improving Social Engagement

Masterminds: Bridging the Gap
Masterminds: Bridging the Gap

Husband-Wife Duo Builds a Bridge Between Biological and Engineering Research

Masterminds: Home, Sweet Home
Masterminds: Home, Sweet Home

For Mice, Returning Home is a Powerful Reward

The Right Route
Masterminds: The Right Route

Neuroscientist Aims to Discover the Link Between Brain Inflammation and Behavior  … Read more.

Behind the Brain
Masterminds: Behind the Brain

From Autism to Alzheimer's Scientists Uncover Secrets

woman using treadmill

A study conducted on older adults at risk for Alzheimer's shows that a memory biomarker increased after a 26-week structured aerobic exercise training, confirming the beneficial effects of exercise.

Masterminds Launches
Masterminds Launches Online Magazine

The Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute takes magazine from the annual print version to your fingertips.

stiles-nicholson-brain-institute

A near-$10 million to Florida Atlantic University from David J. S. Nicholson will welcome an era of unprecedented research, education and discovery at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter.

Claudius Osei

Graduate Neuroscience Training Program (GNTP) student, Claudius Osei, received the “Championship Runner-up” award and is the recipient of a $1,500 in the 2021 3MT® Competition.

Florida Department of Health, Alzheimer's Disease, Grants, Research, Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer's Disease Research Program, Neuroscience

Four researchers from FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine and Charles E. Schmidt College of Science have received grants totaling $641,818 from the Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer's Disease Research Program.

Neuroscience building

Construction is underway on a building on the John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter that will create new jobs, accommodate more students in the STEM fields, and increase opportunities for funded research.

boy at desk

A study is the first to explore the relationship between anxiety, inhibitory control and EEG measures in children, revealing a way to ease negative emotions using a computerized and remote training program.

Brainy Days 2021

Florida Atlantic University’s Brain Institute is proud to announce “Brainy Days 2021,” a monthlong virtual celebration of neuroscience to engage, empower and educate the public about brain diseases and ultimately reduce...

infant breastfeeding

A study using EEG is the first to show that feeding method (breastfeeding and/or bottle-feeding) in depressed and non-depressed mothers boosts infants' mood, neuroprotection and mutual affectionate touch.

Outdoor image of Jupiter campus with sun

Construction of the new Neuroscience Building on FAU's Jupiter Campus is underway. Crews are prepping the site where a 58,000-square-foot, $35 million facility will create space for more than 30 researchers.

Lawrence Toll, Ph.D.

Florida Atlantic University’s Lawrence Toll, Ph.D., a professor of biomedical science in the Schmidt College of Medicine and a member of the FAU Brain Institute, has been named by The Web of Science™ among its most Highly...

women painting

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing have received a two-year, $675,000 grant from the National Institute of Aging, National Institutes...

mouse

By monitoring a well-replicated biomarker associated with reward, a study by neuroscientists from Florida Atlantic University provides evidence that the old adage, “There’s no place like home,” has its roots deep in...

A male zebra finch

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, FAU Broward Campuses and FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, in collaboration with Cornell University, studied the relationship...

Herbert Weissbach, Ph.D.

Herbert Weissbach, Ph.D., professor emeritus in Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (CMBB), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry within the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science...

A. mexicanus fish

A few fish, like Mexican cavefish, "Astyanax mexicanus," have evolved in unique environments without any predators. To determine how this lack of predation impacts escape responses that are highly stereotyped across fish...

Electronic health records on a computer

A new, retrospective cross-sectional study by researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine in collaboration with Geisinger, the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and Cooper...

Older person driving

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing in collaboration with FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science and Charles E. Schmidt College of Science have received a five-year,...

Alex C. Keene, Ph.D

A groundbreaking study published in Science Advances by neuroscientists at Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College in collaboration with Bar-Ilan University,...

Puzzle pieces

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.

Ning Quan

The loss of a sense of smell is known to be one of the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease (PD). In a new study, an FAU neuroscientist and colleagues link inflammation, olfaction and pathology seen in PD.

Susan Schneider, 2019-2020 Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, Exploration, and Scientific Innovation. 2019. Photo courtesy of Giselle M. Avilés.

Florida Atlantic University recently announced that the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, in collaboration with FAU’s Brain Institute, hired Susan Schneider, Ph.D., to the position of William F. Dietrich Chair...

image shows a reporter protein tdTomato

Findings from a groundbreaking study will help scientists and clinicians to develop more tailored treatments and therapies for people who struggle with psychological disorders such as anxiety and depression.

Outdoor image of Jupiter campus with sun

The FAU Brain Institute Summer Neuroscience Scholars (SUNS) program is an 8-week program that is currently providing students with direct, remote learning in preparation for research in the laboratory.

Paula Gajewski-Kurdziel

One in five Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year. Paula Gajewski-Kurdziel, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in FAU's Brain Institute received a three-year, $65.5 thousand grant from the National Institutes...

Alaina Tillman

2020 FAU Brain Institute Graduate Features

High power image of neurons (red) in the hippocampus of the mouse brain that express the IL-1 receptor (IL-1R1). Red color was generated by insertion of a fluorescent gene into the IL-1R1 gene. Both the round neuronal cell bodies and the thin, elongated dendrites that are characteristic of mature neurons can be seen. Blue color documents the presence of non-IL1R1 expressing neurons near ones that are IL-1R1 positive.

Anxiety, depression and cognitive decline are prominent psychopathologies that together affect more than 40 million people in the United States.

New Neuroscience Building

A new building on FAU’s Jupiter Campus will be an important milestone for the FAU Brain Institute – but director Randy Blakely says it’s just the beginning of a 10-year plan.

Virtual communication on computer

From health care to education to media, social distancing across the globe due to coronavirus (COVID-19) has created the need to conduct business “virtually” using Skype, web conferencing, FaceTime and any other means...

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Florida Atlantic University’s Brain Institute, in partnership with the Stiles-Nicholson Foundation, is addressing the national shortage in STEM (science-technology-engineering and math) career-oriented students with ASCEND...

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Florida Atlantic University’s Brain Institute is proud to announce “Brainy Days 2020,” a celebration of neuroscience throughout the month of March and sponsored by Palm Health Foundation.

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The neighborhood environment may positively or negatively influence one’s ability to maintain cognitive function with age. Since older adults spend less time outside, the neighborhood environment increases in importance...

Stroke is the third leading cause of death and disability in the United States. More than 87 percent are ischemic strokes, caused by obstruction of one or more cerebral arteries. With limited progress in developing treatments,...