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Latest Research Articles

FAU and Collaborators Receive $1.68 Million NIH Grant

By | July 17, 2018

FAU neuroscientist Alex Keene, Ph.D., is working on a joint project that uses genomic and transgenic technology in Mexican cavefish to identify genetic loci that contribute to sleep, feeding, and metabolism.

'Skinny Fat' in Older Adults May Predict Alzheimer's Risk

By | July 5, 2018

A novel 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.

FAU Enrolling for Alzheimer's Prevention Research Program

By | June 21, 2018

FAU's Comprehensive Center for Brain Health is now enrolling patients for the pioneering Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative Generation Program that is made up of two clinical trials.

Report Gives 24-hour View of Cyberattacks in Florida, U.S.

By | June 20, 2018

Researchers from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science recently launched FloridaSOAR, a first-of-its-kind, large-scale analysis of the magnitude of compromised Internet of Things devices globally.

Deep-sea Sponges May Hold Key to Antibiotic Drug Resistance

By | June 19, 2018

Scientists from FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute have identified several strains of actinobacteria derived from sea sponges that have potent antifungal, anti-MRSA and antibacterial activities.

Virtual Reality Headset Reduces Children's Fear of Needles

By | June 18, 2018

A study led by an affiliate faculty member in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine is the first to use a 3D virtual reality headset to test this tool as a distraction method in a pediatric setting.

HRSA $2.8 Million Grant Will Enhance RN Role in Primary Care

By | June 14, 2018

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing will establish a primary care workforce of BSN degree students who are practice ready and willing to serve veterans and patients in rural and underserved communities.

Metabolic Effects of Antipsychotic Medications in Youths

By | June 13, 2018

A study led by a researcher at FAU is the first to use gold-standard measures to show that antipsychotic medication use in youths adversely affects body fat and insulin sensitivity.

Common Myths and Truths About Alzheimer's Disease

By | June 4, 2018

One of the country's leading neuroscientists has developed eight myths and truths about Alzheimer's disease to shed light on this form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

Lack of Paid Sick Leave Increases Poverty

By | May 24, 2018

Research conducted by Florida Atlantic University and Cleveland State University has, for the first time, quantified the relationship between the lack of paid sick leave and poverty in the United States.