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Study Reveals How Language Develops in Bilingual Children

By | April 20, 2017

When bilingual children learn any two languages from birth each language proceeds on its own independent course, at a rate that reflects the quality of the children's exposure to each language.

Expanding Waistlines and Link to Metabolic Syndrome

By | April 6, 2017

For decades, American waistlines have been expanding and there is increasing cause for alarm. Researchers make the case that metabolic syndrome is the new silent killer and that the "love handle" can be fatal.

Does the Smart Songbird Always Get the Girl?

By | April 3, 2017

If the early bird catches the worm, then does the smart songbird get the girl? FAU study tests the links between cognition, sexiness and male songbirds' ability to serenade.

Smoking Risks and Need for Wider Use of Varenicline to Quit

By | March 27, 2017

More than 35 million Americans are trying to quit smoking. Experts reassure clinicians that varenicline is a safe and effective way to stop smoking and that not using this drug has caused needless deaths.

FAU Brain Institute Commemorates 'Brain Awareness Week'

By | March 13, 2017

Headed by molecular neuroscientist Randy Blakely, Ph.D., FAU's Brain Institute is commemorating "Brain Awareness Week" (March 13-19) to promote the public and personal benefits of brain research.

New Study Shows How Eyewitness Testimonies Go Wrong

By | March 9, 2017

Beyond a reasonable doubt? A psychology study gives new meaning to "guilt by association" and shows how human memory as well as police use of mugshots and subtle innuendo can contaminate eyewitness testimonies.

FAU Joins Collaboration to Create Veterans' Action Leagues

By | March 7, 2017

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has joined forces with powerhouse teams of researchers as well as committed veteran leaders to improve health outcomes of military veterans.

Americans Are Having Less Sex than Ever Before Study Shows

By | March 7, 2017

Across the board, Americans are less sexually active than ever with the sharpest decline among people in their 50s, people with a college degree, people with school-aged children, and people in the South.

U.S. Workers without Paid Sick Leave Forgo Preventive Care

By | March 1, 2017

A new study is the first to use data after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to get to the root of what factors are contributing to the low rates of preventive health care use in this country.

I-SENSE Lands $339,984 National Science Foundation Grant

By | February 28, 2017

FAU's I-SENSE has received a National Science Foundation grant for a "Research Experiences for Undergraduates" program and will host an intensive summer program for top undergraduate students nationwide.

 
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