Can't Sleep? Fruit Flies, Energy Drinks Offer New Clues

There is growing evidence that glial cells (or glia), long thought to simply “support” neurons within the brain, are actually quite important for diverse aspects of sleep regulation. Thanks to Drosophila melanogaster (more affectionately known as the fruit fly), research teams at Florida Atlantic University and McGill University in Quebec have discovered a new mechanism regulating sleep that involves glia and their ability to manage a common ingredient found in many energy drinks like Red Bull™.... more

Targeted Health Spending Decreases Infant Mortality Rates

Despite its preventable nature, infant mortality is a major healthcare problem in the United States, where mortality rates are significantly higher than most other developed nations. Now, a new study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University shows that targeted spending on public health activities specifically related to infant health significantly reduces infant mortality.... more

Workers without Paid Sick Leave Endure Financial Worries

study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Cleveland State University, published in the Journal of Social Service Research , is the first to investigate the relationship between paid sick leave and financial worry. Even when controlling for education, race, sex, marital status, employment and insurance, the researchers have shown a positive association between not having paid sick leave and reporting financial worry.... more

 


Targeted Health Spending Decreases Infant Mortality Rates

A new study by researchers at FAU College of Business shows that targeted spending on public health activities specifically related to infant health significantly reduces infant mortality.

Can't Sleep? Fruit Flies, Energy Drinks Offer New Clues

FAU neuroscientists and collaborators have discovered a gene and a new mechanism for regulating sleep in fruit flies using an ingredient commonly found in energy drinks like Red Bull(TM).

Workers without Paid Sick Leave Endure Financial Worries

A study is the first to find a connection between paid sick leave and financial worry in the U.S. Americans without paid sick leave worry significantly about both short-term and long-term financial issues.

The 'Atlantic Awakens' for FAU Homecoming 2018

FAU will celebrate Homecoming 2018 "Atlantic Awakens" beginning Sunday, Nov. 4 through Saturday, Nov. 10, at its Boca Raton, Broward, and Jupiter campuses.

Bank of America's Brumley 2018 Business Leader of the Year

Fabiola Brumley, Bank of America's market president in Palm Beach County, will be honored as the 2018 Business Leader of the Year by FAU's College of Business on Jan. 30, 2019, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Diplomacy Program Students Attend World Leadership Forum

Five students in the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at FAU recently traveled to New York City to attend the Foreign Policy Association's World Leadership Forum.

'Walking Dead' Arrive at FAU Just in Time for Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, Florida Atlantic University's John D. MacArthur Campus Library is featuring 89 spooky Zombie films.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. at FAU

Kennedy is an American environmental attorney, author and activist.

FAU Honors 2018 Talon Award Recipients

Florida Atlantic University recently hosted its annual Talon Leadership Awards ceremony as part of Homecoming 2018.

FAU Receives National Science Foundation I-Corps Grant

Florida Atlantic University recently received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to create an NSF I-Corps Site at FAU as a component of FAU Tech Runway®.

Florida's U.S. Senate and Governor's Races Tight, Poll Finds

Rick Scott leads Bill Nelson by less than two points in Florida's critical U.S. Senate race, while Andrew Gillum maintains a narrow lead over Ron DeSantis in the battle to be the state's next governor.

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Many Teens Are 'Sextortion' Targets

"Parents of teens can add "sextortion" to the list of things to worry about, because a new study shows that 5 percent of teenagers are targets of this cybercrime."... more

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