FAU Jupiter News

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In-vehicle Sensors Help Detect Cognitive Changes in Older Drivers

By | February 29, 2024

FAU researchers are using unobtrusive sensors and monitoring devices in older drivers' vehicles as a first step toward widespread use of a low-cost, early warning system of possible changes in cognition.

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Aerial Surveys Reveal Ample Populations of Rays in Southeast Florida

By | February 28, 2024

FAU researchers conducted a multi-year study that is the first to repeatedly sample areas where giant manta rays and whitespotted eagle rays are abundant from Miami north to the Jupiter Inlet.

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FAU's Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Presents 'Brainy Days'

By | February 21, 2024

Florida Atlantic University's Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute will celebrate its efforts to advance brain science and health with events throughout the month of March throughout Palm Beach County.

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Study Details Toxic Elements Found in Stranded Whales and Dolphins

By | February 21, 2024

Researchers from FAU Harbor Branch and collaborators analyzed tissue and fecal samples from 90 stranded whales and dolphins in Florida and Georgia over 15 years from 2007 to 2021.

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Could Ultra-processed Foods Be the New 'Silent' Killer?

By | February 20, 2024

An emerging health hazard is the unprecedented consumption of ultra-processed foods in the standard American diet, which may be the new "silent" killer, as was unrecognized high blood pressure in prior decades.

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To Boost a Preschooler's Language Skills, Consider Reminiscing

By | February 19, 2024

A study by FAU researchers on "parent talk" compared reminiscing, book sharing and toy play as language learning settings. Findings show reminiscing is very good at eliciting high quality speech from parents.

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Sandalwood Oil By-product Prevents Prostate Cancer Development in Mice

By | February 13, 2024

Sandalwood oil has been used for centuries. Now, a study is the first to demonstrate in vivo the chemo-preventive properties of a by-product of the oil in mice without weight loss or noticeable side effects.

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Follow Your Heart: Participants Needed for Harmful Algal Blooms Study

By | February 8, 2024

FAU researchers are asking Stuart and nearby community residents to "follow their hearts" on Valentine's Day and participate in a study to help evaluate the possible impacts of harmful algal blooms exposure.

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Does Your Community Have a Personality Type?

By | February 7, 2024

U.S. counties and regions differ in political ideology. But do they differ in personality as well? An FAU study explores a new approach to measuring the personality of communities.

FAU Online Programs Move Up in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Rankings

FAU Online Programs Move Up in 'U.S. News & World Report' Rankings

By | February 7, 2024

Florida Atlantic University's online MBA program is ranked No. 94 in the nation for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report, rising from No. 95 in 2023.