Florida COVID-19 Infection Rate for Young People Among Highest in 2020

Florida ranked among the states with the highest COVID-19 infection rates for younger residents in 2020, putting the state’s large elderly population at an increased risk for the coronavirus, according to a study from a researcher at Florida Atlantic University.... more

Flushing a Public Toilet? Don’t Linger, Since Aerosolized Droplets Do

Flushing a toilet can generate large quantities of microbe-containing aerosols depending on the design, water pressure or flushing power of the toilet. A variety of pathogens are usually found in stagnant water as well as in urine, feces and vomit. When dispersed widely through aerosolization, these pathogens can cause Ebola, norovirus that results in violent food poisoning, as well as COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2.... more

Early Cardiac Events Pose Major and Diverse Risks in Close Relatives

Family history of early cardiac events in first degree relatives such as a parent or sibling is a major risk factor, especially for premature events. Currently, data on risks in close relatives of patients with a family history of premature heart attacks, chronic stable angina or peripheral vascular disease are sparse. ... more

 


Flushing a Public Toilet? Don't Linger, Since Aerosolized Droplets Do

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers explored the flushing power of toilets and urinals in a public restroom to test the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Florida COVID-19 Infection Rate for Young People Among Highest in 2020

Florida ranked among the states with the highest COVID-19 infection rates for younger residents in 2020.

FAU Researchers Receive Grants to Combat Alzheimer's Disease

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.

FAU Celebrates 52nd Annual Honors Convocation Awardees

Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly and Provost Bret Danilowicz today announced the recipients of the 52nd annual Honors Convocation awards.

FAU Celebrates 2021 Wave Competition

Florida Atlantic University has announced the winners of the annual FAU Wave Competition, an undergraduate applied research competition organized by FAU's Division of Research.

FAU Diplomacy Team Places Second at Model EU

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University recently competed in the virtual Midwest Model European Union competition and finished second overall for best delegation.

Osher LLI at FAU Announces Spring Course Schedule

The Osher LLI at FAU in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the spring semester, which begins Thursday, March 25.

The Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Presents Kelly Mills, M.D.

The Osher LLI at FAU in Jupiter will present a lecture by Kelly Mills, M.D.

Osher LLI at FAU to Host National Film Festival LUNAFEST®

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University will present two virtual screenings of the 2021 LUNAFEST® Film Festival on Wednesday, March 3 and Thursday, March 4 at 4 p.m.

FAUAA Board Appoints New Executive Committee, Welcomes Members

The Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association (FAUAA) Board recently announced its 2021-22 roster, including six members of its executive committee.

Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® Elects Officers

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® recently elected its 2021 officers, naming Michael Allison, J.D., as elected chairman and Daniel Flynn, Ph.D., as re-elected vice chairman.

FAU Unveils Center for Connected Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence

To rapidly advance the field of artificial intelligence and autonomy, FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science recently unveiled its "Center for Connected Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence."

FAU IN THE NEWS

Listen to the soothing sounds of a snacking stingray

Absurd as it sounds, this video of a stingray snacking on shellfish may be the most soothing scene that’s floated across our screens this year. But for the marine biologists who captured the recording, the listening experience is more than just an ASMR thrill. Shark and ray researchers from Florida Atlantic University used a battery-powered camera with a hydrophone (the underwater equivalent of a microphone) to eavesdrop on captive spotted eagle rays. ... more

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