Thursday, October 11, 2018

A study released by Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions found that most counties in the Florida Panhandle were less prepared for emergency evacuation compared to the rest of the state. Of the 67 counties in Florida, 10 were rated as having weak levels of evacuation preparedness, and all were in the Panhandle/North Florida.  ..

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
NSF Grant Will Support Health Care Delivery Network Systems

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science have received a $599,983 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on data mining models and algorithms for complex dynamic information networks for health care delivery. ..

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Thursday, July 05, 2018
'Skinny Fat' in Older Adults May Predict Alzheimer's Risk

A Florida Atlantic University (FAU) study has found that “skinny fat” –  the combination of low muscle mass and strength in the context of high fat mass – may be an important predictor of cognitive performance in older adults. While sarcopenia, the loss of muscle tissue that is part of the natural aging process, as well as obesity both negatively impact overall health and cognitive function, their coexistence poses an even higher threat, surpassing their individual effects. ..

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
FAU Report Provides 24-Hour View of Cyberattacks in Florida

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) College of Engineering and Computer Science have generated a first-of-its-kind, large-scale analysis of the magnitude of compromised Internet of Things (IoT) devices worldwide and recently launched FloridaSOAR (security operation and response). ..

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Monday, June 04, 2018
FAU Neuroscientist Discusses Myths and Truths About Alzheimer’s Disease
June is World Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.  Approximately 47 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., a Florida Atlantic University faculty member and one of the most prominent neuroscientists in the country, discusses eight myths and truths about the condition. .. Read More
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Gift Will Establish “Gangal Family Endowed Scholarship Fund”

Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science has received a $500,000 gift from the Gangal family’s nonprofit foundation to establish an endowed scholarship fund for engineering graduate students with an emphasis on bioengineering research.  ..

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
NIH Grant Awarded To FAU Professor Nurse Tarsha Jones For Breast Cancer Research
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
FAU: Intervention helps couples affected by Alzheimers

A first-of-its-kind study using a 10-week in-home intervention to support couples affected by dementia is showing that “practice does make perfect,” both for the caregiver and the care receiver or person with dementia ..

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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
FAU: Blind cavefish, extreme environments and isomnia

A new study provides important insight into the evolution of sleep and how we might build a brain that does not need to sleep ..

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
FAU: Study shows male sea turtles are vanishing closer to home

FAU researchers have been studying and documenting sea turtles in Palm Beach County since 2002, and found that 97 to 100 percent of the hatchlings have been female. Unlike humans, sea turtles don’t have sex chromosomes. Their sex is determined by the nest’s environment: warmer temperatures produce females and cooler temperatures produce males. ..

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