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Both Mothers and Friends Shape Adolescent Self-esteem

By | January 27, 2022

A new longitudinal study takes a deep dive into adolescent self-esteem and the role that parents - specifically mothers - and friends play in shaping how youth feel about themselves.

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Online Forums Like Reddit Could Work as Drug Use Early Warning System

By | January 26, 2022

A study is the first to evaluate the utility of online drug use forums as an early indicator of impending novel psychoactive substances intoxications or potentially lethal outcomes before they happen.

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FAU Spring 2022 Virtual 'Research in Action' Lineup

By | January 24, 2022

FAU's Division of Research will kick off its spring 2022 "Research in Action" virtual talk series on Zoom beginning on Jan. 27 and continuing on select Thursdays at 1 p.m.

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Vivek Sreejithkumar as Finalist in Nation-Wide Science and Math Competition

By | January 21, 2022

Vivek Sreejithkumar, a senior at FAU High School – Jupiter Campus in Partnership with Max Planck Academy, was recognized as a top 300 finalist in the 81 Regeneron Science Talent Search – a nation-wide science and mathematics competition focusing on high school seniors’ research in critically...

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Marine Sponge Cells in 3D Could Ramp-up Production of Drug Compounds

By | January 20, 2022

FAU Harbor Branch scientists are the first to culture sponge cells in 3D to scale-up production of sponge biomass and bioactive metabolites for novel drug compounds.

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3D Robotic Spine 'Twin' Offers New Way to Preview Surgical Procedures

By | January 19, 2022

FAU engineering scientists and a Marcus Neuroscience Institute neurosurgeon have collaborated on developing a novel 3D human spine replica for cervical disc implants.

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FAU Wilkes Honors College Announces ‘Starry Nights’ Acclaimed Author Series Featuring Joyce Carol Oates

By | January 13, 2022

Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College in Jupiter will host an acclaimed author series titled “Starry Nights,” featuring readings from some of today’s brightest literary stars, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 26.

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FAU Lands $1.3 Million NIH Grant for Rapid, Automated HIV Self-test

By | January 13, 2022

FAU engineering and biomedical science researchers are developing an affordable and reliable, automated HIV self-test that will increase access and improve treatment outcomes in any setting.

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Utility-scale Solar Energy Impedes Endangered Florida Panthers

By | January 12, 2022

Reducing the energy industry's carbon footprint in Florida is impeding a large carnivore's paw-print. A study is the first to document the effects of utility-scale energy installations on a large carnivore.

Gregg Fields, Ph.D., executive director of FAU’s I-HEALTH and a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

FAU Scientist Aims to Ensure 'Microbe-free' Mars Samples

By | January 6, 2022

The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is collecting samples in search of signs of ancient microbial life, which would advance NASA’s quest to explore the past habitability of Mars.