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Is HUD Housing Affordable? Not If You Factor Commute Costs

By | March 29, 2016

Where to live can be a dilemma for many Americans. A new FAU study is the first to evaluate the affordability of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 Multifamily recipients.

Sleep Tight, Fruit Fly - New Gene Identified

By | March 24, 2016

Fruit flies can tell us a lot about sleep deprivation and metabolic disorders. A study is the first to show that a conserved gene - translin - works as a modulator of sleep in response to metabolic changes.

New Study Shows Fewer Americans Now Pray, Believe in God

By | March 23, 2016

A new study by researchers at FAU and their collaborators has revealed a dramatic decline in the number of adult Americans who pray or believe in God, hitting an all-time low in 2014.

New Study Looks at 'Love' Hormone and Mother-Infant Bonding

By | March 22, 2016

The "love" hormone, oxytocin, is an indispensable part of childbirth and mother-child bonding. A new study at FAU is looking at how a mother's levels of oxytocin might be different in women with depression.

INTERACT Contributes to Fewer Nursing Home Hospitalizations

By | March 21, 2016

Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers or INTERACT(TM) was implemented in phase I of The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' initiative to reduce avoidable hospitalizations for nursing home residents.

FAU Receives $1.2 Million to Develop New Stroke Treatment

By | March 15, 2016

A biomedical scientist has received a $1.2 million grant from the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program, Florida Department of Health, to develop a new and innovative approach to treat stroke.

Troubling Outcomes for U.S. Workers Without Paid Sick Leave

By | March 7, 2016

A new study is the first to examine the relationship between paid sick leave benefits and delays in medical care and forgone medical care for both working adults and their family members.

Experts Available on Impacts of Lake Okeechobee Discharge

By | March 3, 2016

Heavy rainfall led to the release of billions of gallons of water from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie River, which is damaging the delicate balance of freshwater and saltwater in surrounding estuaries.

Excavation Efforts Now Under Way At 'Old Vero Man' Site

By | March 2, 2016

Activity has resumed at the "Old Vero Man" Site in Vero Beach, an archaeological project that is overseen by FAU's Harbor Branch and Department of Anthropology.

FAU to Develop Robotic Boats with a 'Mind of Their Own'

By | February 17, 2016

Robotic boats that can move, think and make decisions on their own to help humans may be closer than you think. The College of Engineering and Computer Science has received an NSF grant for the project.

 
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