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Index: Even in a Pandemic, Demand for Homes Remains Robust

By | December 7, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has led to a surge in joblessness and economic uncertainty, but interest in homeownership across the country remains as strong as it was before the pandemic.

Stunning Discovery Finds Bonefish Dive 'Deep' into the Abyss to Spawn

By | December 7, 2020

Using active acoustic telemetry and sonar data, FAU Harbor Branch scientists and collaborators are the first to track a shallow water fish diving 450 feet deep to spawn and provide detailed documentation.

FAU Economist: Buyers Beware of Peaking U.S. Housing Market

By | December 2, 2020

Motivated by mortgage rates near historic lows and a persistent shortage of homes for sale that's steadily driving up prices, many middle-income consumers want to buy before values escalate out of reach.

FAU Receives NIH Grant to Enhance Social Engagement in Older Adults

By | December 1, 2020

FAU neuroscience, physics and nursing researchers have received a grant from the National Institute of Aging to test a mathematical model designed to optimize social and physical engagement in older adults.

Study: Nonprofits Must Connect with Donors During Pandemic

By | November 30, 2020

Despite the economic hardship brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, philanthropic giving has increased substantially nationwide. But how do nonprofits connect with potential donors?

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.