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Nov 01, 2017, 11:10 ET Superbugs have a new foe

The National Institutes of Health awarded FIU researchers nearly $2 million study on how targeting bacterial DNA can be used to kill...


Oct 31, 2017, 10:00 ET One-third of all shark species in fin trade are endangered

Nearly one-third of the shark species in the global fin trade are at risk of extinction, according to a new study led by FIU marine scientist...


Oct 26, 2017, 14:59 ET Girls in STEM: How words can change it all

The gender gap in STEM can start when children are just learning to speak – the words parents choose to describe their child's world could be the...


Oct 20, 2017, 09:58 ET Can adults develop ADHD? Research says probably not

Adults likely do not develop ADHD, according to new research by FIU clinical psychologist Margaret Sibley. More than 80 percent of people...


Oct 11, 2017, 11:30 ET FIU's Stempel College to build health disparities research center with $13.1 million grant

FIU is building Florida's first Health Disparities Research Center at a Minority Institution (RCMI) with a $13.1 million grant from the National...


Oct 04, 2017, 15:42 ET Belize to create world's first ray sanctuary, guided by Global FinPrint scientists

The government of Belize today announced the establishment of the first-ever nationwide ray sanctuary, motivated, in part, by data from Global...


Sep 27, 2017, 09:00 ET New discovery helps authorities track origin of heroin

Researchers at the FIU International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) have zeroed in on a unique component of heroin that could pinpoint where it...


Sep 21, 2017, 12:27 ET FIU experts use hurricane loss model to estimate damages caused by Hurricane Irma at $19 billion

A team of researchers headed by FIU College of Business professor Shahid Hamid, using the Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model, estimates that...


Aug 21, 2017, 10:22 ET CasaCuba: a home for all things Cuban at FIU

A group of Cuban-American community leaders has stepped forward to support "CasaCuba," an initiative that brings together all things Cuban at...


Aug 17, 2017, 13:54 ET Deficiencies in early brain activity linked to delinquent behavior in teens

Lower levels of brain activity during childhood may lead to decreased self-control and, eventually, delinquent behavior in adolescence, according...


Jun 08, 2017, 10:11 ET Snook survive cold spell in deeper waters of Everglades

Restoring freshwater flow to the Florida Everglades could help snook, one of the state's prized gaming fish, survive extreme climate...


Jun 08, 2017, 07:15 ET Chemical sampling technology: an industry game-changer

A new method developed at FIU makes toxicological, biological and environmental sampling and testing cheaper, faster, and more sensitive. The new...


Jun 07, 2017, 17:19 ET App targets "word gap" in Hispanic children

By age three, children from low-income families hear 30 million fewer words than those from higher-income families. This "word gap" widens over...


Jun 02, 2017, 11:48 ET Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Names New Director: Susan Gladstone

Susan Gladstone has been appointed as the new director for the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. Gladstone brings more than 30 years of executive...


May 25, 2017, 10:37 ET Scientists develop new tool to assess oil spills

Scientists are getting an entirely new perspective of what happens to oil in a spill, thanks to a tool developed by FIU researchers. Little is...


Apr 28, 2017, 12:28 ET FIU law dean Acosta confirmed as U.S. Labor Secretary

Today, FIU College of Law Dean R. Alexander Acosta was sworn in as the 27th United States Secretary of Labor. Secretary Acosta is the first FIU...


Apr 04, 2017, 17:13 ET Chad Moss makes largest donation to FIU by an alumnus

Chad Moss, executive vice president of Moss & Associates, announced a $10 million gift through Moss Foundation, Inc. to FIU's College of...


Mar 28, 2017, 11:17 ET FDA approves first-in-human trial for neural-enabled prosthetic hand system developed at FIU

Upper extremity amputees are one step closer to successfully picking up a cookie and an egg, thanks to a new advanced prosthetic system that is...


Feb 21, 2017, 06:15 ET The world's largest shark survey just got bigger

Researchers attempting the world's largest survey of shark populations just reached their goal of 216 reefs — a year and a half ahead of schedule....


Feb 02, 2017, 05:45 ET Discovered: Possible New Species Of Hammerhead Shark

Scientists have discovered what they believe to be a new species of hammerhead shark, prompting concerns about the species' vulnerability and...


Dec 07, 2016, 12:28 ET U.S. Dept. of Transportation awards FIU millions to help build safer bridges

The U.S. Department of Transportation is advancing the FIU Bridge Engineering Program's efforts to make the country's aging bridges safer. FIU...


Dec 02, 2016, 07:45 ET FIU professor: Don't fall for fake news

As with other things in life, Professor Fred Blevens believes it's important to practice safe news. Blevens teaches communication in the FIU...


Oct 24, 2016, 12:41 ET NSF grant to increase computer science graduates in Florida

As part of a grant from the National Science Foundation, FIU and two other Florida universities will receive $1 million each in student...


Oct 17, 2016, 11:44 ET Cold spells chill tropical species

Two cold spells, two years apart, in two subtropical regions of the world have given scientists clues to what happens when an extreme climate event...


Oct 16, 2016, 19:26 ET Imprudent Airline Passengers Are More Likely to Be Inexperienced, Male, and Self-Centered, Study Finds

If you have never heard someone say, "I loved that flight! I can't wait to get back on an airplane!" it's probably because the experience of many...