FAU: National Bullying Study Finds Major Issues Impacting Teens

February 24, 2017
FAU: National Bullying Study Finds Major Issues Impacting Teens

FAU: National Bullying Study Finds Major Issues Impacting Teens

One of the latest and most ambitious studies on bullying and cyberbullying in middle and high school students begs to differ with the age-old adage, “sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can’t hurt me.” The study, conducted by researchers at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UW-EC), used a nationally-representative sample of 5,600 children between the ages of 12 to 17 years old to address various forms of bullying and cyberbullying, sexting and dating violence, as well as thoughts of suicide, deviant behavior, and resilience or coping mechanisms.

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NSU: Mako Shark Takes Winter Break in South Florida

February 24, 2017
NSU: Mako Shark Takes Winter Break in South Florida

NSU: Mako Shark Takes Winter Break in South Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Apparently snowbirds aren’t the only visitors making their way to South Florida this winter.

For the first time ever, a mako shark tagged off the coast of Maryland has migrated along the eastern seaboard down to South Florida. Hypower, a male mako shark tagged 150 days ago, has traveled in excess of 5,000 miles during that time. He passed off the coast of South Florida and last “pinged” near Key West. Follow the travels ONLINE (choose W. North Atlantic Mako Shark project.)

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InternatioNole: FSU Faculty Conduct Research Around the World

February 21, 2017
InternatioNole: FSU Faculty Conduct Research Around the World

InternatioNole: FSU Faculty Conduct Research Around the World

OK, we just had to start with that one because, well, it’s the North Pole. Professor of Chemical Oceanography William Landing, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory scientist Peter Morton and postdoctoral researcher Neil Wyatt were part of a 145-member crew and science party aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, which went to the North Pole last year. Landing and his colleagues conducted samples that allow them to study the geochemistry of the world’s oceans.

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FIU: Health and engineering scientists create mobile app for patients with heart failure

February 21, 2017
FIU: Health and engineering scientists create mobile app for patients with heart failure

FIU: Health and engineering scientists create mobile app for patients with heart failure

Ponrathi Athilingam, PhD, assistant professor at the USF College of Nursing, and Miguel Labrador, PhD, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the USF College of Engineering, created HeartMapp, an Android-based application to help older adults with congestive heart failure (CHF) improve their self-care and reduce costly hospital readmissions.

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FIU: Nanotechnology-based gene editing study seeks to eradicate HIV in brain of drug abusers

February 20, 2017
FIU: Nanotechnology-based gene editing study seeks to eradicate HIV in brain of drug abusers

FIU: Nanotechnology-based gene editing study seeks to eradicate HIV in brain of drug abusers

Opiate abuse is a significant risk factor for HIV infection, and in combination they can have a devastating effect on the brain. Scientists at FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) are studying new therapies that can short-circuit HIV infection and mitigate the damaging effects that opiate addiction has on the central nervous system.

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