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Robotic finger mimics human digits as it is heated and cooled

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Scientists at Florida Atlantic University have employed a novel thermal training technique to give robotic fingers a natural look and feel. With the ability to curve and straighten as it is heated and cooled, the researchers are hopeful...Show More Summary

Soft Robotic Finger Based on Shape Memory Alloys for Future Prosthetic Hands

At Florida Atlantic University (FAU) engineers are developing new technology to activate the movement of robotic fingers that may boost the capabilities of future prosthetic devices. Most prostheses are built using rigid components in their interior, with flexion points produced by having gears or some other mechanical mechanism. Show More Summary

Trump Crushing Rubio and Bush in Florida

A new Florida Atlantic University poll in Florida finds Donald Trump leading the GOP presidential race with 32%, followed by Marco Rubio at 19%, Jeb Bush at 11%, Ben Carson at 10% and Carly Fiorina at 8%.

Rubio Overtakes Jeb in Post-CNN Debate Florida Poll

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Florida's junior Senator Marco Rubio is now polling better in his home state than former Governor Jeb Bush, according to a new survey by Florida Atlantic University taken after last week's GOP debate on CNN.

Marco Rubio has surged past Jeb Bush in Florida — but Donald Trump is still on top

Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Florida) stock is rising. A new poll out on Wednesday from Florida Atlantic University found that Rubio has jumped into second place in his home state, vaulting past retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Florida Gov. Show More Summary

If you want to buy a house, it matters if you’re black or white

A new study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) finds “widespread” racial disparity in what black and white borrowers pay for mortgage rates. Racial discrimination in mortgage lending is unfortunately not a new topic, as many studies have examined whether minority mortgage applicants are more likely to be denied access credit than Caucasians...

What Clinicians Need to Know about Bilingual Development in Children

Bilingual children pose unique challenges for clinicians, and, until recently, there was little research on young bilinguals to guide clinical practice. A researcher at Florida Atlantic University provides important insight for clinicians.

Journalism Student’s Accusations of Plagiarism Lead to Reporter Suspension

5 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlLA

Things can escalate very quickly when the \"P\" word is thrown down. What’s interesting in this case is that it was only after Florida Atlantic University student newspaper EIC Emily Bloch published her accusations that the Boca Raton Tribune took action. Show More Summary

FAU's Inaugural Class Becomes Nation's Newest Physicians

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University celebrated a long-anticipated event today with much fanfare as its inaugural class became the nation's newest physicians.

New biosensing platform extends reach of disease diagnosis

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) have created a cheap and simple biosensing platform that is able to detect the presence of various types of harmful bacteria and viruses in a single drop of blood. When used in conjunction...Show More Summary

Flexible Paper-Based Biosensing System Screens for Variety of Pathogens

6 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

A team of researchers from Harvard, Stanford, and Florida Atlantic universities have taken a new approach to designing flexible paper-based diagnostic devices. Existing point of care diagnostic assays are limited in the techniques to spot pathogens, and so they only work on a narrow range of targets. Show More Summary

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Rises to No. 72 in U.S. News & World Report National Ranking of Best Graduate Nursing Programs

The Graduate Nursing program at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University was recently ranked No. 72 by the U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Graduate Schools Guidebook. The College has quickly risen from its previous ranking of No. 197 in 2011, and this is the highest ranking for FAU's graduate nursing program in its 26-year history.

100 Percent Residency Match for FAU's Inaugural Class of Medical Students

The soon-to-be graduates of Florida Atlantic University's inaugural medical students recently participated in a "rite of passage" at the institution's first "Match Day" to learn where they will train as residents. Results from Match Day revealed a 100 percent match for the study body, including numerous placements in top institutions across the country.

Study Demonstrates Potentially Faster and More Accurate Mode of Cancer Treatment with New Laser Technology

Surgeons rely on 200-year-old technology when removing cancer--sight and touch--to determine how much to remove and what to leave alone. Laser technology pioneered at Florida Atlantic University has the promise to help a surgeon better determine if an area is cancer or healthy tissue. Show More Summary

Trillions wasted on #autosprawl. Planners: "oops."

BetterCities : "How did the transportation planning and engineering professions go so wrong? In the Journal of the American Planning Association, Eric Dumbaugh of Florida Atlantic University explains how some tenets of modern street design grew out of conjecture, not science, that seemed reasonable at the time. Show More Summary

Scientists Find Novel Approach to Treating Number 1 Cause of Blindness in Elderly

Scientists at Florida Atlantic University have found that sulindac, a known anti-inflammatory drug, can protect against oxidative damage due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Their studies suggest that sulindac could be an inexpensive...Show More Summary

Plump turtles swim better: First models of swimming animals

MADISON, Wis. — Bigger is better, if you're a leatherback sea turtle. For the first time, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationShow More Summary

Watch Jozy Altidore Score For USA Against Honduras [VIDEO]

12 months agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

USA striker Jozy Altidore scored in front of his hometown Tuesday night during the USA against Honduras friendly at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Altidore showed his physical presence to beat the Honduran defense and slot the ball … Continue reading ? Watch Jozy Altidore Score For USA Against Honduras [VIDEO] is a post from World Soccer Talk.

Professors Provide Most Updated Information on Aspirin in the Prevention of a First Heart Attack

Professors from Florida Atlantic University and the University of Arizona have published an article emphasizing that the evidence in treatment indicates that all patients having a heart attack or who have survived a prior event should be given aspirin. Show More Summary

Facts and Myths About Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements

Clinicians and patients have become concerned about the possible, but unproven links between calcium supplements and heart attacks. Professors at Florida Atlantic University provide reassurance, supporting the benefits of these important supplements, and emphasizing that there is no strong evidence for hazards on heart attacks.

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