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Is it a boy or is it a girl? New method to ID baby sea turtles' sex

(Florida Atlantic University) Is it a boy or is it a girl? For baby sea turtles it's not that cut and dry. Because they don't have an X or Y chromosome, baby sea turtles' sex is defined during development by the incubation environment. Show More Summary

Researchers warn of hazards of smoking and need for wider use of varenicline to quit

(Florida Atlantic University) More than 35 million Americans are trying to quit smoking. Researchers reassure clinicians and their patients that varenicline, whose brand name is Chantix, is a safe and effective way to achieve smoking...Show More Summary

Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center receives $360,000 NSF grant

(Florida Atlantic University) FAU's Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC), a US Department of Energy designated center, is focused on advancing science and technology to recover energy from the oceans' renewable resources with special emphasis on those resources available to the southeastern US, initially focusing on ocean currents and thermal resources.

Poll shows majority of floridians want to keep or expand Obamacare

(Florida Atlantic University) A majority of Floridians would like to expand the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as Obamacare) or keep the law as is, while nearly three-quarters of them are concerned that people would lose their...Show More Summary

Get Bent, Collier County.

The MFA program at Florida Atlantic University launched Swamp Ape Review, a new national online literary journal. For their first print issue, which is set to publish next year, they’re accepting submissions from writers in South Florida, such as Martin, St. Show More Summary

Beyond a reasonable doubt? Study reveals how eyewitness testimonies go wrong

(Florida Atlantic University) Eyewitnesses testimonies are extremely compelling forms of evidence. But, it's not foolproof -- just ask the 242 people mistakenly identified by eyewitnesses who served years in prison for crimes they did not commit until they were exonerated thanks to the introduction of DNA testing. Show More Summary

US workers without paid sick leave more likely to forego preventive health care

(Florida Atlantic University) More than 20 million Americans have gained health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and do not have to pay for 15 preventive screenings recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force. Show More Summary

Tiny cavefish may help humans evolve to require very little sleep

(Florida Atlantic University) We all do it; we all need it -- humans and animals alike. Neuroscientists have been studying Mexican cavefish to provide insight into the evolutionary mechanisms regulating sleep loss and the relationship between sensory processing and sleep. Show More Summary

Device will rapidly, accurately and inexpensively detect the Zika virus at airports

(Florida Atlantic University) About the size of a tablet, a portable device that could be used in a host of environments like a busy airport or even a remote location in South America, may hold the key to detecting the dreaded Zika virus accurately, rapidly and inexpensively using just a saliva sample. Show More Summary

Florida Backstroker Kara Wilkins Commits to In-State FAU for 2017-18

By Anne Lepesant on SwimSwam Kara Wilkins, of Sunlake High School and Academy Aquatic Club, has committed to swim for Florida Atlantic University. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Florida Backstroker Kara Wilkins Commits to In-State FAU for 2017-18

Lane Kiffin's unenthusiastic FAU promo video actually worked

FAU finished Signing Day with best-ever recruiting class. By now, you’ve seen Florida Atlantic University head coach Lane Kiffin’s dull, unenthusiastic, and overall awkward promo video he released for FAU football before Signing Day....Show More Summary

FAU first to video newly discovered population of monkeys thought to be nearing extinction

(Florida Atlantic University) Using remote sensing cameras and sound recorders, FAU scientists are the first to capture rare video footage of a newly discovered population of critically endangered monkeys in one of the most remote regions in the world. Show More Summary

Lane Kiffin's unenthusiastic FAU promo video is cringeworthy

Poor Lane. New Florida Atlantic University head coach Lane Kiffin has since moved on from his days as Alabama’s offensive coordinator, departing from the Crimson Tide after its semifinal victory over Washington in the Peach Bowl on New...Show More Summary

FAU and Sancilio & Company, Inc. Collaborate to Further Develop Treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University are collaborating with scientists from Sancilio and Company, Inc. to begin a new research project aimed at finding a treatment for patients afflicted by Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). RP is an inherited disease that causes severe progressive vision impairment and blindness.

Study reveals public perception of police and body-worn cameras

(Florida Atlantic University) With heightened public and media interest, there is a national push to expand the use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) by law enforcement. However, there is limited research and only anecdotal evidence suggesting that the public supports the use of these cameras in policing. Show More Summary

Experts Urge for Wider Prescription of Statins in Treatment and Prevention

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University and Harvard Medical School address the possible but unproven link between statins and diabetes, as well as the implications of prescription of statins for clinicians and their patients. They...Show More Summary

Experts urge for wider prescription of statins in treatment and prevention

(Florida Atlantic University) Researchers from Florida Atlantic University and Harvard Medical School address the possible but unproven link between statins and diabetes, as well as the implications of prescription of statins for clinicians and their patients. Show More Summary

Lawsuit By Professor Fired for Claiming Sandy Hook Was a Hoax Dismissed

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A tenured professor at Florida Atlantic University, who was fired after claiming Sandy Hook was a hoax and then sued for his job back, has had his lawsuit dismissed. The professor, James F. Tracy, writes a blog claiming Sandy Hook never...Show More Summary

FAU to receive millions from united states department of transportation

(Florida Atlantic University) Whether it's planes, trains or automobiles, the nation's transportation systems are growing rapidly and present a number of challenges related to safety as well as sustainability. As a Tier 1 UniversityShow More Summary

Study first to show role of Parkin gene in eye lens free radical formation, cell survival

(Florida Atlantic University) A new study is the first to demonstrate that the Parkin gene is turned on when cells are exposed to environmental insults that cause free radical formation and cataract formation. Researchers discoveredShow More Summary

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