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Research Provides Clues to Treat Depression, Autism and Other Neuropsychiatric Disorders


Alterations in a naturally occurring chemical in the brain called serotonin have been linked to a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety and autism. Researchers are revealing critical insights into the mechanisms that can...
20-Sep-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Insult to Injury: U.S. Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Suffer from Mental Distress


What are the implications for the mental well-being of Americans without paid sick leave? Researchers from FAU and Cleveland State University are the first to explore the link between psychological distress and paid sick leave among U.S. workers...
15-Sep-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Placenta-on-a-Chip: Microsensor Simulates Malaria in the Womb to Develop Treatments


By combining microbiology with engineering technologies, researchers from Florida Atlantic University are developing a first-of-its-kind 3D model that uses a single microfluidic sensing chip to study the complicated processes that take place in...
29-Aug-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

One Year from 2018 Florida Primary, FAU Poll Shows Tight Race for U.S. Senate, Most Voters Undecided on Governor


With the 2018 state primary election now one year away, voters in Florida give a slight edge to Sen. Bill Nelson over current Gov. Rick Scott in a hypothetical matchup in the U.S. Senate race. Voters, however, are still widely undecided on the...
29-Aug-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Psychotic Disorders and Obesity: New Report Shows Big Waistlines Are to Blame


A number of factors, including obesity, shorten the lifespan for those with schizophrenia by 20 years and by 10 years for those with bipolar disorder, compared to the general population. In the first study to compare long-term weight gain across...
23-Aug-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ocean Exploration Uncovers One of Cuba's Hidden Natural Treasures

After nearly two years of planning, a team of scientists from the U.S. and Cuba has explored never-before-studied mesophotic coral reefs along the entire coast of Cuba, spanning about 1,500 miles. Except for a few places along the coast, prior to...
17-Aug-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers ‘Count Cars’ – Literally – to Find a Better Way to Control Heavy Traffic

There’s “Counting Crows,” counting sheep, counting blessings and now researchers at FAU have their own version of “counting cars” – literally – in an attempt to improve traffic flow on our nation’s overcrowded roads. And with more...
9-Aug-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

It’s Not Just What You Eat, It’s What’s Eating You


Restricting how much you eat without starving has been shown to robustly extend lifespan in more than 20 species of animals including primates. How this works is still unclear. A new study shows that it’s not just what or how much you eat that...
2-Aug-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Physician Heal Thyself: Simple Coping Strategies for Pervasive Physician Burnout


The proverb, “physician heal thyself,” is probably more relevant today than it was in biblical times with the fast pace of life, the impact of multitasking and the unending bombardment of information, which have made emotional exhaustion almost...
26-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT

Expanding Waistlines and Metabolic Syndrome: Researchers Warn of New ‘Silent Killer’


For decades, American waistlines have been expanding and there is increasing cause for alarm. Researchers make the case that metabolic syndrome is the new “silent killer,” analogous to hypertension in the 1970s. As it turns out, the “love...
6-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT

FAU’s Brain Institute Commemorates ‘Brain Awareness Week’


From human behavior such as mother/infant bonding, addiction and communication disorders to devastating brain diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, neuroscientists and other researchers from FAU’s Brain Institute are at the...
13-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EDT

Renowned FAU Neuroscientist Leads Research on Lewy Body Dementia (LBD); Oct. 22 is National 'LBD Awareness Day'


17-Oct-2016 10:30 AM EDT

Cyberbullying Expert Provides Important Tips to Stay Safe


Although most children use their smartphones and social media apps in appropriate ways, about 25 percent will experience online bullying at some point.
11-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT

Expert Available on Shark Ecology, Prey Capture and Attack Strategy; 'Shark Week 2016' Debuts on June 26


21-Jun-2016 9:30 AM EDT

Leading FAU Neuroscientist Available as Expert on Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease


17-Jun-2016 2:30 PM EDT

World's Leading Expert on Aspirin at FAU Available to Discuss New Prevention Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer


14-Apr-2016 12:45 PM EDT

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