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Latest Research Articles

Very Hungry and Angry, Caterpillars Head-butt to Get What They Want

By | November 19, 2020

An FAU study shows that when food is scarce, monarch butterfly caterpillars go from peaceful feeders to aggressive fighters. The results look something like a combination of boxing and "bumper" cars.

Endangered Juvenile Smalltooth Sawfish Found in St. Lucie River

By | November 19, 2020

FAU Harbor Branch and FWC scientists successfully caught, tagged and released a juvenile smalltooth sawfish in the Indian River Lagoon - a major step for sawfish research and recovery efforts in Florida.

FAU and Memorial Healthcare System Establish Research Partnership

By | November 16, 2020

FAU and Memorial Healthcare System have formed a research partnership, which combines their expertise and resources in clinical research, clinical trials, basic research and translational biomedical research.

Dopamine Surge Reveals How Even for Mice, 'There's No Place Like Home'

By | November 12, 2020

A study by FAU neuroscientists demonstrates how 'coming home' produces a signal of comfort in mice and is the first to show that home evokes a surge of dopamine that mimics the response to a dose of cocaine.

Study: Travelers Care More About Customer Reviews Than Low Prices

By | November 12, 2020

Operators of hotels and short-term rental properties looking to build back business hampered by the coronavirus pandemic shouldn't worry about low prices as much as customer opinions, according to a new study.

What's That Growing on Your Face Mask?

By | November 9, 2020

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researcher has developed a novel device to conveniently sanitize contaminated masks and other items at home or at work and has received a provisional patent for the technology.

Study First to Show Relationship between a Bird's Gut and its Brain

By | November 4, 2020

FAU scientists studied songbirds' gut microbiome and have identified potentially critical bacteria affecting cognition and performance.

Herbert Weissbach Receives BioFlorida's 'Lifetime Achievement Award'

By | November 3, 2020

FAU's Herbert Weissbach, Ph.D., received BioFlorida's "Lifetime Achievement Award," reserved to recognize outstanding industry leadership and significant contributions throughout an individual's career.

Remdesivir for COVID-19: FDA Approved but Still Unproven

By | October 29, 2020

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine researchers reviewed the most reliable data from remdesivir randomized trials. In a commentary, they conclude that effective public health strategies are more urgently needed.

Boo! How Do Mexican Cavefish Escape Predators?

By | October 29, 2020

A few fish, like Mexican cavefish, have evolved in unique environments without predators. A study on escape evolution reveals vast differences in startle reflex responses between cavefish populations.