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Approach tested at FAU first to look at dolphin immune system

(Florida Atlantic University) For humans, there are hundreds of antibodies available on the market today to evaluate immune status in health and diseases. However, for the more than 42 known species of dolphins around the world, commercially available marine-specific antibodies do not exist. Show More Summary

FAU archeologist involved in groundbreaking discovery of early human life in ancient Peru

(Florida Atlantic University) A-tisket, a-tasket. You can tell a lot from a basket. Especially if it's from ancient ruins of a civilization inhabited by humans 15,000 years ago. An archeologist is among the team who made a groundbreaking discovery in coastal Peru -- home to one of the earliest pyramids in South America. Show More Summary

FAU study and new tool proves 'all is not lost' to dementia

(Florida Atlantic University) For people with dementia, communicating needs, emotions and interacting with others becomes increasingly difficult as communication deteriorates as dementia progresses. But all is not lost according to the...Show More Summary

Is the blog to blame for Vladimir Putin's 2011-12 elections defeat?

(Florida Atlantic University) In the 2011-12 elections, Russia's government leaders underestimated the power of the internet and it impacted the outcome of the elections and spurred massive demonstrations in response to Vladimir Putin's stage-managing the presidential succession and evidence of widespread fraud. Show More Summary

In young bilingual children 2 languages develop simultaneously but independently

(Florida Atlantic University) A study of bilingual children finds that when children learn any two languages from birth each language proceeds on its own independent course, at a rate that reflects the quality of the children's exposure to each language. Show More Summary

Do smart songbirds always get the girl?

If the early bird catches the worm, then does the smart songbird get the girl? That's what a researcher at Florida Atlantic University and collaborators from the University of Miami, Duke University, and the College of Charleston were determined to find out in a new study published in the journal Animal Cognition. Show More Summary

Do smart songbirds always get the girl?

(Florida Atlantic University) Compelling evidence shows females prefer mates with better cognitive abilities in a number of animals and even humans. For male songbirds, their ability to sing complex songs has been suggested to signal cognitive ability and is vital for attracting females as well as repelling rival males. Show More Summary

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

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