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FAU Brain Institute Awarded $780,000 to Launch ASCEND

By | February 22, 2018

FAU's Brain Institute has received a $780,000 grant from the Stiles-Nicholson Foundation to launch an innovative STEM program targeted at middle and high school students in Palm Beach County.

Intervention Helps Couples Affected by Alzheimer's Disease

By | February 21, 2018

Researchers from FAU's Christine E. Lynn College Nursing have developed a first-of-its-kind in-home intervention for couples affected by dementia, which can improve communication behavior in just 10 weeks.

Who's Your Daddy? Good News for Threatened Sea Turtles

By | February 8, 2018

FAU researchers are the first to document multiple paternity in sea turtle nests and hatchlings to uncover "who are your daddies?" Results of the study are very good news for this female-biased species.

Floridians Support Dreamers and are Split on Building a Wall

By | February 7, 2018

Floridians support permanent legal status for children who were brought illegally to the United States, but Florida voters are split on whether a wall should be built on the U.S. border with Mexico.

Blind Cavefish, Extreme Environments and Insomnia

By | February 6, 2018

A new study provides the first genetic insight into the evolution of sleep loss and may explain variation in sleep between animal species, or even between individual people.

Study Finds Bank Lending to Small Businesses Still Depressed

By | January 23, 2018

Bank lending to small businesses, a major contributor to local economies and job creation around the country, is still depressed several years after the end of the U.S. financial crisis that started in 2008.

Study Shows Male Sea Turtles are Vanishing Closer to Home

By | January 22, 2018

Male sea turtles are disappearing and not just in Australia. FAU researchers are the first to show why and how moisture in addition to heat affects the development and sex ratios of turtle embryos.

Consumer Confidence Among Hispanics in the U.S. is Strong

By | January 11, 2018

Consumer confidence is up among Hispanics in the U.S., who are optimistic about their financial situation going into 2018 despite continued dissatisfaction with U.S. President Donald Trump, new FAU index says.

Study Finds Cause of Algal Blooms and the Results Stink

By | January 9, 2018

Toxic green algal blooms wreaked havoc on Florida's St. Lucie Estuary in 2016. A new study contradicts the widespread misconception that periodic discharges from Lake Okeechobee were responsible.

Tiny Treadmills Help Test Sea Turtle Hatchling Stamina

By | December 19, 2017

Disoriented sea turtle hatchlings take hours instead of minutes to get to the ocean from their nests. A new study is the first to test the physiological effects of this extended crawling on swimming ability.

 
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