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Nationwide Study on Teen 'Sexting' Has Good News, Bad News

By | July 17, 2019

The good news is that adolescent sexting is not at epidemic levels as reported in some media headlines. The bad news is that it also has not decreased despite preventive efforts by educators and others.

Thirty Years of Unique Data Reveal What's Really Killing Coral Reefs

By | July 15, 2019

A long-term study by FAU's Harbor Branch shows that the coral bleaching problem is not just due to a warming planet, but also a planet that is simultaneously being enriched with reactive nitrogen.

Neuroscientists Find Novel Role for 'Skin Plumping' Molecule

By | July 11, 2019

Neuroscientists have discovered a novel mechanism and role in the brain for hyaluronic acid -- a clear, gooey substance popularized by cosmetic and skin care products.

Scientists Discover World's Largest Seaweed Bloom

By | July 5, 2019

A researcher from FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is among a team of scientists who discovered the world's largest seaweed bloom, which spans from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico.

FAU Receives $1.5 Million HRSA Nursing Grant for Military Veterans

By | June 26, 2019

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received a $1.5 million HRSA grant to form a primary care workforce of veteran nurses to care for other military veterans in rural and underserved communities.

AI Could be 'Game Changer' in Detecting, Managing Alzheimer's

By | June 25, 2019

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science, SIVOTEC Analytics, and collaborators have introduced machine learning as a new tactic in assessing cognitive brain health and managing patient care.

Female and Minority Entrepreneurs Left Behind in Equity Crowdfunding

By | June 24, 2019

A study by faculty at FAU and the University of Bergamo in Italy suggests equity crowdfunding has boosted opportunities for younger entrepreneurs, while female and minority entrepreneurs are being underserved.

FAU Receives NIH Grant to Develop Rapid, Reliable, Low-cost HIV Test

By | June 20, 2019

FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science, and Schmidt College of Medicine researchers received a $377,971 National Institutes of Health grant to develop a disposable microchip for HIV testing.

The Dog Days of Summer are Here, But this 'Cool' Cat Isn't Worried

By | June 12, 2019

A team from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science found an innovative way to keep a rescue snow leopard "chill" as temperatures rise during the dog days of summer as well as year-round.

Gregg B. Fields Named Executive Director of FAU's I-HEALTH

By | June 10, 2019

Gregg B. Fields, Ph.D., has been named as executive director of FAU's Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-HEALTH), one of the university's four research pillars.