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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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
FAU study finds cause of algal blooms and the results stink

Water samples gathered and tested in the year-long study by researchers at FAU’s Harbor Branch provide multiple lines of evidence that human wastewater nitrogen from septic systems was a major contributor to the high nitrogen concentrations in the estuary and downstream coastal reefs ..

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
NIH awards $4 million to FAU for prescription opioid study

A researcher from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has received a five-year, $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help solve the “one-size-fits-all” approach to prescribing opioids for chronic pain.  ..

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Friday, November 17, 2017
FAU: First of its kind bio engineered robotic hand to sense touch

An interdisciplinary team of scientists from Florida Atlantic University and the University of Utah School of Medicine are developing a first-of-its-kind bio-engineered robotic hand that will grow and adapt to its environment. ..

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Thursday, October 05, 2017
Young-onset dementia costs nearly twice that of Alzheimer's

Research led by Florida Atlantic University, in collaboration with the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration and Emory University, is the first to capture the economic burden of FTD in the United States and the results are staggering.  ..

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Thursday, June 22, 2017
FAU receives one million dollar grant for dementia prevention

This grant will launch the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health (CCBH) at FAU, which will focus on using a personalized approach and precision medicine to reduce risk. ..

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Saturday, April 01, 2017
FAU: Is it a Boy or a Girl? New Way to ID Baby Sea Turtles’ Sex

Baby sea turtles don’t have an X or Y chromosome and their sex is defined during development by the nest environment. A crucial step in preserving these animals is estimating hatchling sex ratios. ..

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
U.S. Department of Transportation Awards FAU Millions

FAU will lead the Freight Mobility Research Institute to improve the nation’s mobility of people and goods. A combined match from the state and private sectors will result in more than $10 million in total. ..

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