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Mar 29, 2019, 16:28 ET World's frogs under assault by lone pathogenic killer, FIU scientist says

A single fungal disease has wiped out at least 90 species of amphibians and had devastating effects on hundreds more, making it the most costly...


Mar 28, 2019, 12:06 ET Scientists at FIU discover how mosquitoes zero in on our sweat

Just like fresh-baked cookies or sizzling bacon is to us, the scent of your sweat is a mouthwatering aroma to mosquitoes. Now, scientists have...


Mar 07, 2019, 11:33 ET Badia Spices, Inc. donates $1 million to FIU

Badia Spices, Inc. has announced a $1 million gift to the Next Horizon campaign at Florida International University to create the Badia Spices...


Feb 22, 2019, 10:00 ET Nonconsensual porn is a growing threat among young adults, researchers find

One out of every 12 respondents in a nationwide survey say they have been victims of nonconsensual pornography. The findings were released this week...


Feb 18, 2019, 13:04 ET In the age of smart devices, young children spending more time in front of screens - TV screens

A new study by Florida International University Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work researchers about screen time shows that...


Jan 28, 2019, 12:05 ET FIU Launches $750 Million Next Horizon Campaign

On Saturday, Florida International University launched its Next Horizon campaign, a landmark effort to support key areas of need and opportunity that ...


Jan 10, 2019, 10:47 ET Support for the embargo on the rise among Cuban-Americans, reveals FIU Cuba Poll

A strong majority of Cuban-American voters in Miami-Dade County supported Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections, giving Florida Gov. Rick...


Dec 10, 2018, 12:23 ET Children with ADHD or autism could be early indicator for younger siblings, new study finds

ounger siblings of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder are more likely to develop either...


Nov 27, 2018, 15:19 ET Want to know what toxins you're being exposed to? Your urine has answers

Over the course of a lifespan, from conception to death, each person encounters a wide variety of environmental stressors such as pollution, tobacco...


Nov 07, 2018, 16:29 ET What's the equation for the perfect beer?

FIU and North Miami are helping put the science back in beer brewing. Beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage in America. Yet for many, the...


Nov 06, 2018, 13:40 ET Neural-Enabled Prosthetic Hand (NEPH) System developed at FIU restores sensation to first human subject

Years after his hand was amputated in a traumatic accident, a hand amputee can "feel" again, thanks to technology FIU engineers have developed. That...


Nov 01, 2018, 18:51 ET Agustín R. Arellano, Sr. and his family donate $1 million to FIU's CasaCuba

Local construction business leader and member of the FIU Foundation Board of Directors Agustín R. Arellano, Sr. and his family have donated $1...


Oct 25, 2018, 15:17 ET Sackstein appointed dean of FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Dr. Robert Sackstein has been appointed dean of Florida International University's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) and senior vice...


Oct 24, 2018, 08:50 ET Discovered: New species of African crocodile

While studying the critically endangered slender-snouted crocodile, researchers made a startling discovery — what they thought was one species is...


Sep 27, 2018, 17:31 ET Memories of sexual abuse, traumatic events remain accurate into adulthood

Adults can accurately recall traumatic events from childhood, including instances of sexual abuse, a new article shows. This has prompted the...


May 02, 2018, 02:52 ET Missing sharks found through DNA in water samples

As sharks disappear from key locations, scientists are using environmental DNA to find a small number that may actually be hanging on. Years of...


May 02, 2018, 02:02 ET Air Force awards FIU $4.8 million to establish a center for origami antennas

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has awarded FIU a $4.8 million grant to launch the Center for Physically Reconfigurable and Deployable...


Mar 10, 2018, 11:58 ET First-of-its-kind pedestrian bridge "swings" into place

This morning, the main span of the FIU-Sweetwater UniversityCity Bridge was lifted from its temporary supports, rotated 90 degrees across an...


Mar 01, 2018, 08:52 ET Search for vanishing frogs leads to discovery of new species

FIU biologist Alessandro Catenazzi went in search of vanishing frogs in the Amazon. What he found was an entirely new species. A fungal disease is...


Feb 05, 2018, 11:09 ET Everglades needs more fresh water to fight salt water intrusion

As sea levels continue to rise, more areas of the coastal Everglades will be susceptible to salt water intrusion, according to a new FIU study. Sea...


Feb 02, 2018, 12:39 ET Hydropower development is altering the Amazon, researchers find

The Andean Amazon is being rapidly altered by a wave of hydropower development and the consequences have been underestimated, according to newly...


Jan 11, 2018, 10:11 ET Shark biologist teams up with aerospace engineer to discover behaviors of oceanic whitetips

Oceanic whitetip sharks move with extreme efficiency, exploiting physics to maximize their energy surplus for both hunting and downtime. A team of...


Dec 13, 2017, 09:25 ET New flood risk identified by FIU researcher

As South Florida raises groundwater levels to fight salt water intrusion, the threat of flooding from within will only increase, according to FIU...


Nov 01, 2017, 11:00 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 Demian...