Brian Lapointe, an FAU researcher and professor, swimming in Sargassum. Sargrassum has harmful affects on Florida's marine life -- and Lapointe is trying to spread awareness. Photo courtesy of FAU

FAU professor researches Florida’s algae crisis

March 4, 2020

FAU professor and researcher Brian Lapointe is trying to spread awareness about the harmful effects of algae blooms in Florida.

FAU mental health researchers have receives nearly $2 million for their studies by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Photo by Alex Liscio

Students and faculty researchers progress in mental health-related projects

October 3, 2019

Here are some of FAU’s research projects from both faculty and students. Almost $2 million has been dedicated toward these studies.

Gopher Tortoises provide shelter and resources for other species at FAU's nature preserve —but they are in danger. Photo courtesy of FAU.

FAU’s threatened gopher tortoise population is disappearing

February 19, 2019

And if they die off, so do several other species.

Beluga whales, also called white whales, transmit migratory information and other knowledge between each other, the study found. Photo courtesy of the White Whale Programme.

FAU study finds that beluga whales value culture

November 28, 2018

Through DNA analysis, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute found that the whales are social and family-oriented, and can communicate between each other to share information.

FAU has currently gathered $12.9 million of the required $35 million for the project. Photo courtesy of Max Pixel

FAU to build $35 million Jupiter campus STEM research facility

November 20, 2018

The building will especially cater to the development of life science education and research.

Males were significantly more likely to have participated in sextortion, as both the victim and the offender, than females. Image courtesy of Schriever Air Force Base

FAU researchers study sexual blackmail in teens

October 19, 2018

The researchers are the first to tackle this.

Mangrove roots feed into the water at Biscayne Bay National Park in Florida. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

FAU researcher looks to reduce coastal erosion

October 11, 2018

Using mangrove-inspired models to stop beaches from wearing away could possibly save millions of dollars.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay

FAU researchers discover possible treatment for strokes

May 31, 2018

A three-drug cocktail could help better treat strokes’ effects, as well as traumatic brain injuries.

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FAU researchers explore cure to cancer in coral reefs

April 3, 2018

Researchers say that the cure to cancer and other diseases may be found off the Atlantic coast.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

A look at the university’s non-STEM researchers

March 19, 2018

From observing legislation to creating an artistic exhibit regarding the Zika virus, non-STEM research comes in all shapes and sizes.

Photo by Tom Archer

FAU’s Harbor Branch finds cause of 2016 St. Lucie toxic algal bloom

January 10, 2018

Runoff from Lake Okeechobee was originally thought to be the source of the problem.

A robotic hand. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

FAU researcher looks to create sensation of touch in those with robotic limbs

November 30, 2017

The project is funded by the National Institutes of Health.