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Jun 22, 2016, 12:28 ET Shark census reaches first 100 reefs

Researchers attempting the world's largest-ever survey of shark populations have reached their first 100 reefs, collecting exciting footage along the ...


May 26, 2016, 03:18 ET FIU's Metropolitan Center, Miami-Dade County and Citi Unveil Prosperity Action Plan for Miami

In response to the growing disparity in income and prosperity among Miami-Dade County residents, FIU's Metropolitan Center and Citi Community...


May 26, 2016, 02:37 ET Guilarte discovery opens door to further research into treatment of neurodegenerative disease

Tomás R. Guilarte, dean of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, has made a discovery that could potentially help put off or...


May 13, 2016, 02:26 ET Hatchlings give hope for endangered songbird's survival

The first captive-bred Florida Grasshopper Sparrow hatched this week under the care of researchers with FIU's Tropical Conservation Institute. One of ...


May 05, 2016, 03:51 ET Miami cold spell has chilling effect on tropical bees

A rare cold spell in Miami, that saw temperatures dip as low as 35 degrees, had damaging effects on tropical bees in South Florida. The extreme cold...


Apr 15, 2016, 11:13 ET Jellyfish become unintended victims of oil spill mitigation

A chemical used to disperse oil following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been proven to severely harm and even kill jellyfish. A study by...


Apr 12, 2016, 11:54 ET FIU's planned state-of-the art engineering building means more engineers and jobs for South Florida

FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg is seeing 20/20 for the College of Engineering and Computing. In response to President Obama's Council on Jobs and...


Apr 07, 2016, 07:00 ET NIH endowment makes FIU regional hub for the study of HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, obesity and diabetes

FIU has received an endowment to establish a pre-eminent program to develop strategies for preventing and treating obesity, diabetes, substance abuse ...


Apr 06, 2016, 04:30 ET Rare species are even more important than originally believed, according to new research

The world's rarest species — both plants and animals — contribute disproportionally to the ecosystems where they reside, according to research...


Mar 16, 2016, 04:57 ET FIU launches Latino public opinion polling initiative

With the number of Hispanic voters in the U.S. topping 27 million this year – and immigration playing a pivotal role in the national debate – the...


Feb 02, 2016, 05:23 ET FIU achieves top rank in Carnegie research classification

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has announced the newest edition of the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher...


Dec 22, 2015, 12:00 ET FIU scientists discover how arsenic builds up in plant seeds

Researchers from FIU's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Barry P. Rosen and Jian Chen, both from the Department of Cellular Biology and...


Nov 16, 2015, 11:30 ET Guilarte to lead study of link between lead exposure and schizophrenia at FIU

Tomás R. Guilarte, FIU's incoming dean of the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, has gained worldwide recognition over the...


Nov 03, 2015, 02:49 ET Study to explore cocaine's impact on liver disease progression in people with HIV

Given the advances of the last two decades, HIV is no longer a death sentence for most patients. However, for drug users and hepatitis C- (HCV)...


Oct 12, 2015, 10:23 ET FIU researchers working on protecting nation's power grid from cyber attacks

Researchers from FIU's College of Engineering and Computing have teamed up with four other universities and a utility company to help safeguard the...


Sep 28, 2015, 12:02 ET FIU to examine substance use in youths for national landmark study on brain development

The National Institutes of Health has awarded FIU $12.7 million as part of a multi-year national landmark study on substance use and adolescent brain ...


Sep 28, 2015, 03:36 ET Marine predators take bite out of climate change

When it comes to mitigating climate change, marine predators could be a key factor. Coastal habitats full of vegetation, including seagrass beds,...


Sep 24, 2015, 12:44 ET New federal research funding makes Florida universities national hub for hurricane mitigation research

The National Science Foundation today announced grants to Florida International University and University of Florida totaling nearly $8 million that...


Sep 22, 2015, 12:23 ET Tropical Conservation Institute Launches at FIU

Seven Florida grasshopper sparrows, among the world's most endangered birds, have been given a second chance at survival in the care of researchers...


Sep 18, 2015, 10:36 ET Ultimate Software, FIU Expand Partnership to Prepare Students for Job Market

Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, and FIU have announced a 10-year...


Sep 08, 2015, 03:18 ET Unionized construction firms see fewer costly, serious injuries

A new study co-authored by FIU shows construction firms that hire union workers have fewer work injuries requiring workers' compensation payments for ...


Jun 18, 2015, 03:45 ET Scientists Question Nicaraguan Canal In Newly Released Report

A group of international scientists have released their findings about a proposed trans-isthmus shipping canal in Nicaragua, raising concerns about...


May 11, 2015, 12:54 ET Unusual plant points to diamonds beneath the ground, researcher finds

A rare discovery by an FIU geologist could radically change diamond prospecting worldwide. Researcher Stephen Haggerty recently embarked on a field...


Apr 20, 2015, 01:07 ET $20 million gift transforms FIU's School of International and Public Affairs

FIU has named its School of International and Public Affairs in honor of Ambassador Steven J. Green. Green, along with his wife Dorothea Green,...


Mar 17, 2015, 01:44 ET Dog and drones battle deadly avocado fungus

In just a few weeks, redbay ambrosia beetles will be on the move in Florida, a major concern for the state's multimillion dollar avocado industry....