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Feb 24, 2015, 03:08 ET Grazing fish can help save imperiled coral reefs

Grazing fish can help save coral reefs, but not all grazers are created equal, according to an FIU study published this month in Marine Ecology...


Nov 07, 2014, 12:27 ET FIU and National Tropical Botanical Garden establish International Center for Tropical Botany at The Kampong

FIU and the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) have joined forces to create the International Center for Tropical Botany (ICTB) at The Kampong ...


Oct 22, 2014, 05:04 ET FIU scientists to use tiny particles to fight big diseases

Physicians will tell you: They are not winning the war on ovarian cancer. But Florida International University researchers are crafting a new weapon...


Sep 22, 2014, 03:37 ET Back from West Africa, FIU doctor calls for resources and training to fight Ebola

FIU professor Dr. Aileen Marty has returned to Miami after 31 days in Nigeria, serving with the World Health Organization's Global Outbreak Alert and ...


Aug 26, 2014, 09:47 ET Minor tweak to job applications could reduce crime, FIU researchers find

Have you ever been convicted of a crime? It's a simple question often asked on job applications and one that is contributing to a higher crime rate,...


Aug 22, 2014, 01:52 ET Heat wave offers glimpse into climate change

An unprecedented marine heat wave that swept the Southeast Indian Ocean in 2011 has given FIU scientists a glimpse into the future of climate change. ...


Aug 15, 2014, 12:22 ET Miami doctor recruited to help fight Ebola in West Africa

Dr. Aileen Marty left Miami on Thursday on her way to Nigeria, where she will join a team of experts from around the world to help fight the Ebola...


Aug 13, 2014, 02:28 ET Imbalance of sharks and sea turtles challenges ecosystems worldwide

The loss of sharks could contribute to the destruction of one of the planet's most under-appreciated sources of carbon storage — seagrasses. While...


Jul 16, 2014, 10:55 ET Infants with a clear hand preference show advanced language ability as toddlers, FIU study finds

Infants who exhibit a consistent right hand preference are more likely to develop advanced language skills by age two, according to a study by...


Jun 26, 2014, 03:22 ET Accents, hesitation put Hispanics at a disadvantage when questioned, FIU study finds

Non-native English-speaking Hispanics may be viewed as lying more often when being questioned than native-speakers, according to a study by Florida...


Jun 17, 2014, 11:38 ET Cuban Americans favor a more nuanced policy toward the island

A Florida International University poll released today indicates that Cuban Americans in Miami would welcome changes in U.S. relations with Cuba,...


Jun 12, 2014, 11:24 ET FIU study reveals tie between mothers with ADHD and children with ADHD or autism

An FIU study led by psychologist Erica D. Musser breaks new ground in the understanding of the link between parents with attention deficit...


Jun 05, 2014, 01:19 ET Media coverage of terrorist attacks may put children at risk for PTSD

Children exposed to large amounts of media coverage following a terrorist attack can develop serious mental health difficulties, regardless of their...


May 14, 2014, 01:26 ET Wall of Wind takes national stage in disaster mitigation

Florida International University's one-of-a-kind hurricane simulator, the 12-fan Wall of Wind (WoW), takes the national stage this week as a special, ...


May 12, 2014, 12:49 ET Sleep-deprived teens are at greater risk for health and behavioral problems, according to FIU study

Adolescents who get six hours of sleep or less may face health and behavior issues, particularly those who get five hours of sleep per night on a...


Apr 24, 2014, 12:24 ET Child's play: math program has dramatic results among preschoolers

FIU College of Education Professor Charles Bleiker has developed a program based on 15 simple activities—or games—that appears to boost preschoolers' ...


Jan 23, 2014, 10:23 ET Origami technology: new possibilities for the military

FIU researchers are using technology and principles derived from the traditional Japanese art of origami to create remarkably compact and incredibly...


Dec 11, 2013, 12:21 ET High-flying performers to train and live on FIU's campus

FIU and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. have signed an agreement to build a unique new rehearsal facility for shipboard performers, while affording FIU...


Nov 22, 2013, 02:21 ET Researchers link sleep deprivation with criminal behavior among adolescents

Lack of sleep can contribute to delinquent behavior by adolescents, according to an FIU study. Researchers have long believed that self-control is a...


Nov 14, 2013, 11:38 ET FIU Researcher Advances Retinal Implant That Could Restore Sight For The Blind

People who went blind as a result of certain diseases or injuries may have renewed hope of seeing again thanks to a retinal implant developed with...


Oct 17, 2013, 10:23 ET Interrogations can lead to false confessions by juveniles, study finds

Juveniles may be particularly vulnerable to falsely admitting guilt, according to a study led by Florida International University psychologist...


Oct 16, 2013, 02:20 ET New ovarian cancer treatment succeeds in the lab

In a study to be published today in Scientific Reports, researchers from the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine...


Oct 08, 2013, 12:02 ET FIU nursing study: When a baby dies, parents' health could be at risk

Approximately one third of parents who experience the death of an infant go on to suffer from clinical depression or clinical post-traumatic stress...


Oct 01, 2013, 12:06 ET FIU to develop technology to fix and build bridges -- fast

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded FIU a $1.4 million grant to work on one of the nation's leading challenges—deteriorating bridges....


Sep 25, 2013, 12:12 ET A gift of love: His and hers health colleges

FIU's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine has a new companion, the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences, named by Dr. Herbert...