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Boo! How Do Mexican Cavefish Escape Predators?

By | October 29, 2020

A few fish, like Mexican cavefish, have evolved in unique environments without predators. A study on escape evolution reveals vast differences in startle reflex responses between cavefish populations.

FAU Awarded U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research Grant for AI

By | October 22, 2020

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers receive $653,393 grant to improve learning and operation of artificial intelligence systems.

Scientists are First in the World to Spawn Bonefish in Captivity

By | October 20, 2020

FAU Harbor Branch and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust have reached a groundbreaking milestone in fish reproduction research by successfully inducing captive bonefish to spawn in aquaculture tanks.

FAU Researchers Receive $1.3 Million NIH Grant for Stem Cell Research

By | October 14, 2020

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers will analyze stem cell activation with a focus on age-related and degenerative diseases to provide a basis for the development of regenerative therapies.

Novel Study First to Tally Biomass from Oceanic Plastic Debris

By | October 13, 2020

FAU Harbor Branch scientists and collaborators have obtained a quantitative number for biomass from oceanic plastic debris using a novel visualization method that provides the first estimate of its kind.

Assaults on Science Causing Alarming and Avoidable Deaths in the U.S.

By | October 12, 2020

In a commentary, FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers say "pandemic politics" is causing assaults on science, the FDA, the CDC as well as the health of the U.S. public.

FAU Awarded $5.3 Million to Detect Cognitive Change in Older Drivers

By | September 30, 2020

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and collaborators have received a $5.3 million NIH grant to detect cognitive change in older drivers using rapidly available and discreet in-vehicle sensors.

Gulf of Mexico Mission: 'Ocean Blue Holes Are Not Created Equal'

By | September 23, 2020

A team of scientists from FAU's Harbor Branch and collaborators recently explored the depths of the "Green Banana" Blue Hole thanks to gutsy scuba divers and an innovative 500-pound autonomous benthic lander.

FAU Lands $11 Million Contract from U.S. Office of Naval Research

By | September 16, 2020

FAU's Harbor Branch has landed an $11,179,001 contract from the U.S. Office of Naval Research to develop a next-generation bathyphotometer sensor for natural oceanic bioluminescence assessments.

Mapping Cavefish Brains Leads to Origin of Behavioral Evolution

By | September 16, 2020

A study is the first to look inside the brains of cavefish with millimeter resolution and show how individual neurons and brain regions that drive complex behaviors, including sleep and feeding have evolved.