(Florida Atlantic University) Only seven states in the US have mandatory paid sick leave laws; yet, 15 states have passed preemptive legislation prohibiting localities from passing sick leave. Paid sick leave is gaining momentum as a social justice issue with important implications for health and wellness. Show More Summary
(Florida Atlantic University) By combining microbiology with engineering technologies, researchers from Florida Atlantic University are developing a first-of-its-kind 3-D model that uses a single microfluidic sensing chip to study the...Show More Summary
(Florida Atlantic University) A number of factors, including obesity, shorten the lifespan for those with schizophrenia by 20 years and by 10 years for those with bipolar disorder compared to the general population. In the first study...Show More Summary
A research mission led by Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute has uncovered details of one of Cuba's hidden natural treasures. After nearly two years of planning, a team of scientists from the United States...Show More Summary
(Florida Atlantic University) After nearly two years of planning, a team of scientists from the US and Cuba has explored never-before-studied mesophotic coral reefs during a month-long circumnavigation of the entire coast of Cuba, spanning about 1,500 miles. Show More Summary
(Florida Atlantic University) There's 'Counting Crows,' counting sheep, counting blessings and now researchers at Florida Atlantic University have their own version of 'counting cars' -- literally -- in an attempt to improve traffic flow on South Florida's and our nation's overcrowded roads. Show More Summary
(Florida Atlantic University) Restricting how much you eat without starving has been shown to robustly extend lifespan in more than 20 species of animals including primates. How this works is still unclear. A new study shows that it's not just what or how much you eat that matters. Show More Summary
Credit. Florida Atlantic University The tiger shark patrols the seas alone at night, prepared to eat anything from a bird to a dolphin. The goblin shark live in the ocean's canyons and abysses, grabbing prey by surprise with its extendable jaws. A great white shark can grow as large as a Mercedes. More »
(Florida Atlantic University) Slower boat speeds reduce risks to manatees. Or do they? Not exactly, according to research conducted at Florida Atlantic University. In fact, the very laws enacted to slow down boats in manatee habitats may actually be doing more harm than good. However, an innovative alerting device is proving to deliver a better solution.
(Florida Atlantic University) Feel like you're a big fish in a small pond? If you're an employee who perceives you're overqualified for your position, chances are you're unsatisfied with your job, uncommitted to your organization and experience psychological strain, according to a study co-authored by a faculty member from Florida Atlantic University's College of Business.
Sexism is alive and well in sexual assault research, but this time men are the target. A new study conducted by researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Sam Houston State University debunks a long-standing theory that sexual assault...Show More Summary
(Florida Atlantic University) Sexism is alive and well, but this time men are the target. A new study debunks a long-standing theory that sexual assault isn't as emotionally traumatizing for men as it is for women and that it doesn't result in similar emotional impacts, especially depression. Show More Summary
(Florida Atlantic University) A new study reinforces long-held suspicions that the brain chemical serotonin, a molecule usually associated with mood, appetite and libido, makes a direct contribution to the actions of cocaine. Scientists...Show More Summary
(Florida Atlantic University) Is it possible to prevent dementia from happening in the first place? That's what a leading FAU neuroscientist plans to prove using an innovative approach that defies the idea that 'one-size-fits-all' when it comes to battling Alzheimer's disease, Lewy Body Dementia, Parkinson's disease and other related disorders. Show More Summary
(Florida Atlantic University) Rain or shine has new meaning thanks to an innovative, inexpensive and simple tactic developed by researchers at FAU that will really change how people think about watering their lawns. The tactic? A straightforward road sign.
(Florida Atlantic University) Billions of dollars could be saved if Congress revises a law to allow regulators to be more aggressive in reducing losses from insolvent banks, according to a recent study co-authored by a faculty member from FAU's College of Business.
(Chinese Association of Automation) Scientists from the University of Rhode Island, Florida Atlantic University, USA, and Wuhan University, China, teamed up to find a way to optimize wind power for use, even when it's not blowing. To...Show More Summary
(Florida Atlantic University) Companies that try to 'do good' are likely to find that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is bad for their bottom lines, according to a new study from Florida Atlantic University's College of Business. Show More Summary
(Florida Atlantic University) Sales of the essential oil copaiba are increasing, at least in part, because more than 54 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis. The conventional way to treat arthritis is using NSAIDs asShow More Summary
(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