FIU: Stempel College unveils first clinical research lab for hookah smoking in South Florida

May 22, 2017
FIU: Stempel College unveils first clinical research lab for hookah smoking in South Florida

FIU: Stempel College unveils first clinical research lab for hookah smoking in South Florida

The Stempel College research team— Wasim Maziak (principal investigator), Dr. Ziyad Ben Taleb (project director) and Mayra Vargas-Rivera (lab manager)—are the first to evaluate this highly addictive and misunderstood tobacco use method in a clinical lab setting, as its popularity grows statewide and nationally—especially among youth.

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FAU Study and New Tool Proves ‘All Is Not Lost’ to Dementia

May 12, 2017
FAU Study and New Tool Proves ‘All Is Not Lost’ to Dementia

FAU Study and New Tool Proves ‘All Is Not Lost’ to Dementia

In marriage, good communication is key to a fulfilling and enduring relationship. For people with dementia, communicating needs, emotions and interacting with others becomes increasingly difficult as communication deteriorates as dementia progresses. Problems in communicating lead to misinterpretations and misunderstandings, which often cause considerable stress for family members, especially the spouse caregivers as well as the patient.

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USF New Research: An Ice Cave in Transylvania Yields Window into Region’s Climate Past

May 2, 2017
USF New Research: An Ice Cave in Transylvania Yields Window into Region’s Climate Past

USF New Research: An Ice Cave in Transylvania Yields Window into Region’s Climate Past

TAMPA, Fla. – Ice cores drilled from a glacier in a Romanian cave are providing new scientific evidence of how Europe’s winter weather and climate patterns fluctuated during the last 10,000 years, providing new insights for understanding today’s current climate changes. The research is published today in the journal Scientific Reports.

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Leesburg Regional Medical Center First in Central Florida to Offer Naturally Dissolving Heart Stent

April 26, 2017
Leesburg Regional Medical Center First in Central Florida to Offer Naturally Dissolving Heart Stent

Leesburg Regional Medical Center First in Central Florida to Offer Naturally Dissolving Heart Stent

Dr. Srinivas Attanti implanted a patient last week with the world’s first FDA-approved dissolving heart stent. The Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold is a major advance in the treatment of coronary artery disease, which affects 15 million people in the United States and remains a leading cause of death worldwide despite decades of therapeutic advances.

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FLR reveals plans for the Atlantic Research Platform

April 25, 2017
FLR reveals plans for the Atlantic Research Platform

FLR reveals plans for the Atlantic Research Platform

FLR’s 100G research and education network provides world class, highly reliable, cost effective, ultra-high speed and secure networking connectivity and capacity to enhance research & education. On September 14, 2015, FLR became the 3rd Regional Optical Network in the nation to upgrade its entire core network to 100-Gbps. Shortly thereafter, on November 18, 2015, FLR deployed a Regional Science DMZ to serve as the foundation for the Atlantic Research Platform (ARP). In turn, the ARP in Florida will serve as the platform to extend and interconnect Campus research, high-performance computing, and instructional technology environments to the Global research and education networking fabric.

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