Deep-sea Sponges May Hold Key to Antibiotic Drug Resistance

Drug resistance to antibiotics is on the rise and there is an urgent need to develop new drugs to treat infectious diseases that are a major threat to human health globally. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute may have a solution to this problem using sea sponges collected from the ocean depths.... more

Study First to Show Antipsychotic Medications in Children Increases Diabetes Risk, Body Fat

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University and Washington University in St. Louis, conducted a randomized prospective clinical trial of children aged 6 to 18 years to test the hypothesis that antipsychotic treatment adversely increases body fat and decreases insulin sensitivity – important stages in the development of type 2 diabetes.... more

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

Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received a $2.8 million grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) for a four-year project titled, “Caring-based Academic Partnerships in Excellence (CAPE) RNs in Primary Care,” to recruit and prepare nursing students and registered nurses (RNs) to practice the full scope of their license in community-based primary care teams. ... more


Deep-sea Sponges May Hold Key to Antibiotic Drug Resistance

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

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

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.

Three FAU High Students Named National Merit Recipients

Three Florida Atlantic University High School students have been named winners of the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition.

FAU Teams Win Top Awards at SeaPerch Competition

Six teams from Florida Atlantic University High School and A.D. Henderson University School (ADHUS) recently competed in the 2018 International SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Championship at the University of Massachus... Moreetts Dartmouth in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Renters Create More Wealth than Home Buyers in Many Markets

Renters who reinvest their money have an increasingly better chance at creating wealth than individuals who purchase a home, according to the latest national index produced by FAU and FIU faculty.

FAU Department of Theatre Presents 'Easy Virtue'

Graduate students are joined by professionals in this breezy, wonderful splash of comedy.

'Washington Post' Editor Eugene Robinson at FAU

Robinson will present the lecture "Covering the Presidency in the Modern Media Age."

Theatre Lab Receives Three Carbonell Award Nominations

The nominations went to Niki Fridh for best supporting actor in "Most Wanted"; Kent Barrett for best scenic design in "Motherland"; and Karen Stephens for best actress in "Motherland."

Research Park at FAU to Celebrate 2018 Awards

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® recently named the recipients of its fourth annual Research Park Annual Awards.

Gift Will Establish 'Gangal Family Endowed Scholarship Fund'

FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science has received a $500,000 gift from the Gangal family's nonprofit foundation to establish an endowed scholarship fund for engineering graduate students.

FAU First Lady Carolyn Kelly Honored with Service Award

Florida Atlantic University's Board of Trustees has awarded FAU First Lady Carolyn Kelly with this year's BOT Service Award.


Parents' mental health issues may spoil children's friendships

“We believe psychological control is harmful to children’s friendships because children adopt the same strategies of psychological manipulation with their friends so they can’t keep them,” said lead author Brett Laursen, a psychology professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.... more