Scientists Discover World’s Largest Seaweed Bloom
Using a 19-year record of satellite observations from NASA, Brian Lapointe, Ph.D., co-author and a research professor at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute who has studied Sargassum for more than four decades, is among a team of scientists from the University of South Florida and the Georgia Institute of Technology, who have discovered the world’s largest macroalgae bloom.... more
Neuroscientists Find Novel Role for ‘Skin Plumping’ Molecule
This clear, gooey substance, which is naturally produced by the human body, has been popularized by cosmetic and skin care products that promote healthier, plumper and more supple skin. Also recognized for its abilities to speed up wound healing, reduce joint pain from osteoarthritis, and relieve dry eye and discomfort, a neuroscientist at Florida Atlantic University’s Brain Institute (I-BRAIN) and Schmidt College of Medicine, has discovered a novel mechanism and role in the brain for hyaluronic acid.... more
FAU Receives $1.5 Million HRSA Nursing Grant for Military Veterans
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing have received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services, to form a primary care workforce of practicing registered nurses who understand the unique needs of military veterans, and are practice ready and willing to serve rural and underserved communities.... more
Neuroscientists have discovered a novel mechanism and role in the brain for hyaluronic acid -- a clear, gooey substance popularized by cosmetic and skin care products.
A unique longitudinal study provides a more complete understanding of how parents' belittling and critical interactions with adolescents thwart their ability to maintain positive relationships with peers.
For the first time ever, a group of FAU High School (FAUHS) students recently traveled to the Galápagos Islands for a summer course to conduct field research.
A study by faculty at FAU and the University of Bergamo in Italy suggests equity crowdfunding has boosted opportunities for younger entrepreneurs, while female and minority entrepreneurs are being underserved.
FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center recently celebrated the Green Schools Class of 2019 at the 11th annual Green Schools Awards at FAU's Boca Raton campus.
Robert M. (Skipp) Orr received the Order of the Rising Sun, an honor granted by the Imperial Palace of Japan.
The Osher LLI at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter is pleased to announce the appointments of Brenda Babitz, Mark Goldman, M.D., Anne Messer and Lawrence Ornstein to its advisory board.
Consumer confidence among Hispanics in the U.S. dropped as concerns for the economic outlook for the U.S. worsened, according to a new national index from FAU's Business and Economics Polling Initiative.
The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University recently named the recipients of its fourth annual Research Park Annual Awards.
FAU officially announced a $1 million gift from Rubin and Cindy Gruber to establish The Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox and to support student scholarships through their endowment.