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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.

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 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.

The Osher LLI at FAU Jupiter Announces Winter Course Schedule

By | November 4, 2020

The Osher LLI at FAU in Jupiter has announced its course offerings for the winter semester, which begins Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.

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.

OLLI at FAU Jupiter Presents Lectures on U.S. Presidential Election

By | October 7, 2020

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU in Jupiter will present two online lectures by Ralph Nurnberger, Ph.D. on Oct. 15 and Nov. 12, via Zoom.

Mapping Cavefish Brains Leads to Origin of Behavioral Evolution

By | September 16, 2020

A study is the first to look inside the brains of cavefish with millimeter resolution and show how individual neurons and brain regions that drive complex behaviors, including sleep and feeding have evolved.

FAU Moves Up in 'U.S. News & World Report's' List of Top Universities

By | September 14, 2020

Florida Atlantic University moved up in the U.S. News & World Report list of "Top Public Schools," to No. 136 in this year's ranking of the nation's best universities. FAU ranked No. 140 in 2020.

Guilt by Dissociation: Study Sheds Light on Serotonin in Autism

By | September 2, 2020

A study by a leading FAU neuroscientist and collaborators on serotonin, a mood-regulating molecule in the brain that regulates many brain synapses, is helping to unravel a neurotransmitter puzzle.