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Researching birds' muscular systems to understand high blood sugar

Dietetics and nutrition student Katerine Diaz shares her summer research experience.

Studying zebrafish to understand cardiac disease

Senior biology major Chavely Valdes-Sanchez spent her summer conducting stem cell research at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.

Which came first, hermits or kings?

A new study uses DNA evidence to confirm the relation between the enormous king crab and the much smaller hermit.

FIU College of Business' Latin American Forum now working with Latin American Caribbean Center

The partnership will bring together business leaders and scholars to advance understanding of the region.

FIU-Tsinghua University team shines in Solar Decathlon China

The team placed fifth in the international competition for their 800-square-foot structure.

FIU, M-DCPS launch biology modeling workshop for local teachers

FIU workshop provides modeling instruction training for local biology teachers.

High school students participate in cutting-edge research at FIU

The Summer Research Institute offers high school students research opportunities in FIU laboratories under the mentorship of top scientists.

Conservation ecologist puts focus on water resources management in Latin America

Elizabeth Anderson explores hydropower as a potential approach to integrated water resources management.

Robots build bridge to success for first-year STEM students

A series of physics and building challenges gets students excited before they begin their first semester at FIU.

For marine biologist Mike Heithaus, every week is shark week

Threats to sharks can imperil entire ecosystems.

College of Medicine researchers win grants for projects seeking to cure cancer, tobacco-related diseases

Professors Alexander Agoulnik and Barry Rosen each received $100,000 from the Florida Department of Health for projects focusing on diseases related to tobacco use.

AstroScience center dome has landed

The Stocker AstroScience Center achieved a construction milestone July 26 with the installation of the observatory dome.

Getting girls interested in computer science

High school teachers from around the country gathered at FIU for the Tapestry Workshop, which aims to attract more and diverse students to computer science.

Common treatment models prove effective for preschoolers with autism

A recent study co-authored by an FIU professor is the first to compare common models for educating preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder.

FIU, Zoo Miami create research partnership

Zoo Biology, the new partnership, will explore and develop research and community outreach initiatives.

Aquatic ecologist wants to free species from evolutionary traps

FIU professor Jennifer Schopf Rehage is co-author on a study explaining why and how organisms develop maladaptive behavior that endanger their survival.

FIU engineers monitor Miami-Dade’s first smart highway bridge

The SR 836 to SR 826 flyover will contain 96 embedded sensors to monitor bridge behavior and health.

Psychology professor recognized for early career achievements in child mental health research

Assistant Professor Lindsay Malloy receives a prestigious American Psychological Foundation award for her contributions to the field.

Former Pentagon official takes the helm of LACC

Frank O. Mora takes the helm of the premier center that serves as a nexus between academia and public policy in the Western Hemisphere.

GLOWS hosts South Caucasus Conference in Georgia

Members of government, business, academe and the non-governmental sector came together to discuss water sustainability in the region.

Historian publishes dissertation, tribute to late father

Rodney Earl Walton's book "Big Guns, Brave Men: Mobile Artillery Observers and the Battle for Okinawa" was the ultimate ending to a journey that began in graduate school.

U.S. Department of Defense awards $2.1 million in grants to university

Four professors in the College of Engineering and Computing and Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work received grants to advance their respective research projects.

Local anglers tag fish for FIU

Jessica Lee's research on the impacts of ongoing water restoration efforts in the Everglades gets a boost of help from local anglers and the Miami Herald.

Fear of sharks helps preserve balance in the world’s oceans

A prey's fear of a shark is critical to protecting biodiversity, according to FIU researchers.

New studies on ADHD in adolescents at FIU Center for Children and Families

The Center for Children and Families is working on three new ADHD research projects that could shift ADHD treatment paradigms.

Nursing, health and hookah: Fall 2012 funding update

From culturally competent education to water pipes, research is booming at FIU. Read here about some new funding for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Robert Stempel School of Public Health.

Florida 'Inventors' University

FIU is making a new effort to build its own community of inventors. A revitalized Technology Management and Commercialization office is aiming to give guidance in technology transfer, financing and opportunities for inventors.

Faculty Profiles: Inés Triay and Jorge Riera

One of the country’s leading female scientists now heads FIU’s Applied Research Center; a prominent biomedical engineering researcher joins FIU after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Smtg to think about: Texting could help reduce teen drinking

FIU’s Community-Based Intervention Research Group (C-BIRG) has embarked on a new research study that tests the potential effectiveness of scheduled text messaging to reduce underage drinking.

Professor studies Jewish movement in Papua New Guinea

Religious studies professor Tudor Parfitt tracks a global phenomenon of tribal people identifying themselves as a Lost Tribe of Israel.

Psychology professor recognized for HIV and drug abuse research

Raul Gonzalez received the National Institute on Drug Abuse's prestigious Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award.

Grad student creates science team to examine Everglades restoration efforts

The Coastal Angler Science Team (CAST) will examine the impacts of ongoing water restoration efforts in the Everglades.

New technique to deliver life-saving drugs to the brain

In a new published study, FIU researchers present a revolutionary technique to effectively deliver anti-HIV drug AZTTP into the brain.

Student researchers feast eyes on Cuban memorabilia

New collection of Cuban ephemera is a boon for architecture students.

Researchers uncover mystery of charcoal's fate

FIU's Rudolf Jaffé led an international team of researchers to the discovery, which could hold the key to mitigating climate change.

Meteor, asteroid put spotlight on space exploration

The occurrence of two astronomical events in one day gains worldwide attention.

Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program goes to DC

Art, science and policy collide on a Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research trip to the nation's capitol.

Fishing leads to significant shark population declines, researchers say

The world’s shark population is experiencing significant decline with perhaps 100 million or more sharks being lost every year.

New research collaborative supports environmental conservation efforts in the Andean Amazon

The Global Water for Sustainability (GLOWS) program receives a USAID grant to expand research opportunities, education and capacity in Colombia.

Researchers combat water toxins

Chemists and environmental engineers developing new technology to destroy water toxins caused by algal blooms.

FIU to operate Aquarius Reef Base

FIU will steward the world's only operational underwater research center.