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Targeted Health Spending Decreases Infant Mortality Rates

By | November 8, 2018

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

By | November 8, 2018

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

By | November 1, 2018

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.

Researchers Teach 'Machines' to Detect Medicare Fraud

By | October 30, 2018

Researchers from the College of Engineering and Computer Science are the first to use big data from Medicare Part B for advanced data analytics and machine learning to automate the fraud detection process.

Do Mussels Reveal the Fate of the Oceans?

By | October 23, 2018

A first-of-its-kind study has identified the connection between microplastics, marine aggregates and marine animals, which has important implications for the fate of plastic particles in marine environments.

Study Reveals Hurricane Preparedness in 67 Florida Counties

By | October 11, 2018

A study by FAU's Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions shows that the vast majority of counties in the Florida Panhandle were less prepared for emergency evacuation compared to the rest of the state.

How Dolphins and Whales Fight Disease Threats

By | October 10, 2018

A groundbreaking study from FAU's Harbor Branch reveals how dolphins, whales and other cetaceans compete for survival in an evolutionary "arms race" with changing pathogenic threats like Red Tide.

Study Uncovers 'Sextortion' Prevalence in Teens

By | October 9, 2018

A study on sextortion, the fastest-growing cyberthreat to children, is the first to empirically examine the prevalence of this behavior among adolescents across the United States.

Study Pinpoints Pathway Impacting Autism Features

By | October 8, 2018

A team of FAU scientists has uncovered a brain-signaling pathway that can be pharmacologically manipulated in genetically engineered mice to reverse an autism-related pathway.

FAU Professor, MSD Senior Collaborate on Homicide Trends

By | October 2, 2018

An FAU professor and a senior from MSD High School have published a study in "The American Journal of Medicine" on the vast differences in homicide rates between Baltimore and New York City.