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FAU Contributes to Groundbreaking Discovery

By | October 20, 2017

Methods developed by FAU's numerical relativity group contributed to a recent groundbreaking discovery of merging neutron stars.

Being Behind the Curve Can 'Sting'

By | October 19, 2017

FAU research shows what a tiny ant and indigenous cultures can teach medical and scientific communities by solving a medical mystery that has puzzled them for decades.

Study Reveals if a Child Survives or Thrives When Bullied

By | October 11, 2017

Why are some children devastated by bullying while others are not? A new study validates how "resilience" differentiates children who just survive bullying from those who thrive when faced with adversity.

Size Doesn't Matter - At Least for Hammerheads and Swimming

By | October 10, 2017

Researchers from FAU have conducted the first study to examine the whole body shape and swimming kinematics of two closely related yet very different hammerhead sharks, with some unexpected results.

Young-onset Dementia Costs Nearly Twice That of Alzheimer's

By | October 5, 2017

The first economic study on frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), the most common dementia for people under age 60, shows that FTD inflicts a much more severe burden on families than Alzheimer's disease.

New Way to Assess Safety of Aging Timber Railroad Bridges

By | September 27, 2017

In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Harvey, researchers from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science have developed a cutting-edge way to gauge the condition of aging timber railroad bridges.

'Out-of-the-box' Thinking May Build a Better Brain

By | September 25, 2017

The "Dementia Prevention Initiative" abandons generalized methods used to research and treat Alzheimer's disease. The secret weapon: a novel "N-of-1 design" that personalizes medicine down to a single patient.

NIH Grant to Further Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research

By | September 20, 2017

A $2.3 million National Institutes of Health grant will help FAU neuroscientists to continue research to better understand and treat several neuropsychiatric disorders including depression and autism.

U.S. Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Endure Mental Distress

By | September 18, 2017

A new study is the first to show the link between psychological distress and paid sick leave among U.S. workers and illuminates the effects of exacerbated stress on Americans without paid sick leave.

Placenta-on-a-Chip: Microsensor Mimics Malaria in the Womb

By | August 29, 2017

By combining microbiology with engineering technologies, researchers are developing a novel 3D model to study malaria-infected placenta, and have received a $400,000 NIH grant to develop this microsensor.

 
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