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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.

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.

Inflation Worries Hurt Consumer Confidence Among Hispanics

By | January 13, 2022

U.S. Hispanics are displaying less consumer confidence heading into 2022 as inflation not seen in decades continues to erode their purchasing power.

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.

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.

U.S. Home Prices Appear to be Settling in West but Still Rising in Florida

By | January 5, 2022

The frenzied housing market appears to be cooling in many Western U.S. markets, even as prices continue to rise nearly unabated in the Eastern part of the country.

Researchers Urge: 'Prescribe Aspirin Based on Benefit-to-Risk Not Age'

By | January 5, 2022

Researchers provide a perspective on aspirin to prevent heart attacks and stroke and urge health care providers to make clinical judgements on a case-by-case basis and based on benefit-to-risk and not age.

Novel FAU Technology for Self-driving Cars Earns Second U.S. Patent

By | December 16, 2021

A researcher from the College of Engineering and Computer Science has earned a second patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a new technology for autonomous systems for self-driving cars.

FAU Study Reveals Gaps in Florida's COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

By | December 14, 2021

Early distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Florida reached the intended senior population, but it failed to ensure equal access for lower-income and minority communities, according to a new study.

Gunfire or Plastic Bag Popping? Trained Computer Knows the Difference

By | December 13, 2021

FAU engineering researchers have developed a gunshot detection algorithm and classification model that can discern similar sounds such as gunfire or a plastic bag popping.