Placenta-on-a-Chip: Microsensor Mimics Malaria in the Womb
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.
Psychotic Disorders and Obesity: Blame Big Waistlines
A researcher in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and collaborators are the first to compare the long-term course of weight across different psychotic disorders in a newly published report.
Keep Safety in Mind during Solar Eclipse
It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe the first solar eclipse in more than 40 years. Experts at Florida Atlantic University caution safety first to ensure that the experience is a pleasant one.
Students Receive First Doctor's White Coats at Ceremony
The 64 members of the incoming class of 2017 in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine each received their first doctor's white coat today during the symbolic White Coat Ceremony.
It's Not Just What You Eat, It's What's Eating You
A new study shows that it's not just what or how much you eat that matters. Smelling food in addition to consuming calories could influence the aging process and provide clues for a longer lifespan.
Study Illuminates Serotonin Contributions to Cocaine's Lure
A new study reinforces long-held suspicions that the brain chemical serotonin, a molecule usually associated with mood, appetite and libido, makes a direct contribution to the actions of cocaine.
Physician Heal Thyself: Simple Coping Strategies
Physicians in general have burnout rates that are twice the rate of working adults. Obstetricians and gynecologists in particular experience professional burnout rates between 40 to 75 percent.
FAU Receives $1 Million Grant for Dementia Prevention
A $1 million grant from The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation will establish the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine for a unique dementia prevention program.
Copaiba: Silver Bullet or Snake Oil?
Researchers caution that randomized trials are needed to discern whether treatment with the essential oil copaiba is effective or that it turns out to be "yet another beautiful hypothesis slain by ugly facts."
Method Tested at FAU First to Examine Dolphin Immune System
With the drastic increase in unusual dolphin strandings and deaths along the southeastern coast of the U.S. and elsewhere, finding specific antibodies to test and monitor their immune health is critical.