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Researchers Warn of Hazards of Smoking and Need for Wider Use of Varenicline to Quit


More than 35 million Americans are trying to quit smoking. Experts reassure clinicians and their patients that varenicline, whose brand name is Chantix, is a safe and effective way to achieve smoking cessation and that failure to use this drug has...
27-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center Receives $360,000 NSF Grant for ‘Research Experiences for Undergraduates’ Program


FAU’s SNMREC is focused on advancing science and technology to recover energy from the oceans’ renewable resources with special emphasis on those resources available to the southeastern U.S., initially focusing on ocean currents and thermal...
23-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU Announces Winners of 2017 ASCE Southeast Student Conference


FAU's Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering recently hosted the 2017 ASCE Southeast Student Conference.
22-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

FAU Poll Shows Majority of Floridians Want to Keep or Expand Obamacare and Oppose New Healthcare Proposals


A majority of Floridians would like to expand the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as Obamacare) or keep the law as is, while nearly three-quarters of them are concerned that people would lose their health insurance if the law is repealed,...
15-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt? Study Reveals How Eyewitness Testimonies Go Wrong


Eyewitnesses testimonies are extremely compelling forms of evidence. But, it’s not foolproof — just ask the 242 people mistakenly identified by eyewitnesses who served years in prison for crimes they did not commit until they were exonerated...
9-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Americans Are Having Less Sex Than Ever Before


Across the board, Americans are less sexually active than ever with the sharpest decline among people in their 50s, people with a college degree, people with school-aged children, people in the South, and those who do not watch pornography.
7-Mar-2017 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

FAU Joins Six-State Collaboration to Create Veterans' Action Leagues


In response to 23 million U.S. veterans, this project will identify resources and come up with solutions to decrease and ultimately eliminate some of the challenges veterans and their families encounter such as continuity-of-care in services,...
7-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Shows U.S. Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Are More Likely to Forgo Preventive Health Care


More than 20 million Americans have gained health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act and do not have to pay for 15 preventive screenings. Yet, despite this advantage, many are not utilizing them and are contributing to this...
1-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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FAU’s Brain Institute Commemorates ‘Brain Awareness Week’


From human behavior such as mother/infant bonding, addiction and communication disorders to devastating brain diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, neuroscientists and other researchers from FAU’s Brain Institute are at the...
13-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EDT

Renowned FAU Neuroscientist Leads Research on Lewy Body Dementia (LBD); Oct. 22 is National 'LBD Awareness Day'


17-Oct-2016 10:30 AM EDT

Cyberbullying Expert Provides Important Tips to Stay Safe


Although most children use their smartphones and social media apps in appropriate ways, about 25 percent will experience online bullying at some point.
11-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT

Expert Available on Shark Ecology, Prey Capture and Attack Strategy; 'Shark Week 2016' Debuts on June 26


21-Jun-2016 9:30 AM EDT

Leading FAU Neuroscientist Available as Expert on Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease


17-Jun-2016 2:30 PM EDT

World's Leading Expert on Aspirin at FAU Available to Discuss New Prevention Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer


14-Apr-2016 12:45 PM EDT

Science Reveals How Tone of Candidates’ Voices Can Make a Difference at the Polls


Human voice pitch has been shown to influence how voters perceive candidates for elected office and appears to influence voters both in the laboratory and in real life as they tend to support candidates with lower-pitched voices. The remaining...
7-Mar-2016 2:05 PM EST

FAU Researchers Available to Discuss Impacts of Lake Okeechobee Discharge

An El Niño winter which brought record rainfall in January has been threatening the ecological health of the St. Lucie River in southeast Florida. Ongoing discharges from Lake Okeechobee are damaging the delicate balance of freshwater and saltwater...
3-Mar-2016 3:30 PM EST

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