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'Out-of-the-box' Thinking May Build a Better Brain

By | September 25, 2017

The "Dementia Prevention Initiative" abandons generalized methods used to research and treat Alzheimer's disease. The secret weapon: a novel "N-of-1 design" that personalizes medicine down to a single patient.

NIH Grant to Further Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research

By | September 20, 2017

A $2.3 million National Institutes of Health grant will help FAU neuroscientists to continue research to better understand and treat several neuropsychiatric disorders including depression and autism.

Placenta-on-a-Chip: Microsensor Mimics Malaria in the Womb

By | August 29, 2017

By combining microbiology with engineering technologies, researchers are developing a novel 3D model to study malaria-infected placenta, and have received a $400,000 NIH grant to develop this microsensor.

Psychotic Disorders and Obesity: Blame Big Waistlines

By | August 23, 2017

A researcher in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and collaborators are the first to compare the long-term course of weight across different psychotic disorders in a newly published report.

Keep Safety in Mind during Solar Eclipse

By | August 18, 2017

It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe the first solar eclipse in more than 40 years. Experts at Florida Atlantic University caution safety first to ensure that the experience is a pleasant one.

Students Receive First Doctor's White Coats at Ceremony

By | August 4, 2017

The 64 members of the incoming class of 2017 in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine each received their first doctor's white coat today during the symbolic White Coat Ceremony.

It's Not Just What You Eat, It's What's Eating You

By | August 2, 2017

A new study shows that it's not just what or how much you eat that matters. Smelling food in addition to consuming calories could influence the aging process and provide clues for a longer lifespan.

Study Illuminates Serotonin Contributions to Cocaine's Lure

By | June 28, 2017

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.

Physician Heal Thyself: Simple Coping Strategies

By | June 26, 2017

Physicians in general have burnout rates that are twice the rate of working adults. Obstetricians and gynecologists in particular experience professional burnout rates between 40 to 75 percent.

FAU Receives $1 Million Grant for Dementia Prevention

By | June 22, 2017

A $1 million grant from The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation will establish the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine for a unique dementia prevention program.

 
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