Science & Health

School recess debate returns to Florida

School recess debate returns to Florida

State legislators are wondering if kids need more recess. FIU professors say yes. The Florida House and Senate is renewing […]

The fascinating history of hiccups

The fascinating history of hiccups

If you’ve ever had a friend try to scare your hiccups away, you know how annoying and useless it is. […]

How to strengthen your relationship for baby

How to strengthen your relationship for baby

On average, 11,636 babies are born every Valentine’s Day in the United States. For two-thirds of couples, this new addition […]

Children who learn to work together in preschool can carry these collaborative skills into adulthood.

For more tolerant adults, educate preschoolers

It seems that nowadays simple disagreements quickly escalate to ugly, bitter disputes in all kinds of relationships. That’s no way […]

Miami Heat shooting guard Rodney McGruder (left) and FIU's Nick Ogle (right) plant environmentally appropriate and culturally important plants in the Everglades as part of Heat Glades Sweep.

FIU joins Miami Heat, Miccosukee tribe to protect the Everglades

The tropical hardwood hammock habitats in the Florida Everglades are under threat by invasive plants and animals, chemicals and toxins, fires […]

First-year med student publishes paper on dengue, West Nile

First-year med student publishes paper on dengue, West Nile

On his first day in medical school this past August, Alex Weppelmann got word that his research paper on dengue […]

Gathering of international health experts in Washington, D.C. for GHC conference.

Health experts from 13 countries convene in Washington, D.C.

In advance of the upcoming 7th Annual Global Health Conference taking place at FIU this March, FIU’s Global Health Consortium brought […]

FIU awarded $3.4 million in fight against Zika

FIU awarded $3.4 million in fight against Zika

FIU researchers have been awarded $3.4 million for research to combat the Zika virus. The projects seek to undermine the […]

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The animals in question resemble bonnethead sharks found throughout the Caribbean, but differences in DNA are leading scientists to believe they belong to a different species.

Discovered: Possible new species of hammerhead shark 

DNA finding could have major implications for conservation Scientists have discovered what they believe to be a new species of […]

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Forensic scientists in the making

Forensic scientists in the making

A group of sixth graders from Mater Academy Middle School visited FIU in January for an interactive, hands-on science day. The […]

Medical students ‘call’ on lawmakers not to repeal Affordable Care Act

Medical students ‘call’ on lawmakers not to repeal Affordable Care Act

A group of Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) students spent their lunchtime Monday on the phone. They were calling […]

FIU Researcher Jeremy Kiszka prepares a drone for deployment for a shark survey along the island of Moorea.

Aerial drones reveal sharks in shallow water

Answers about shark populations could come from the skies, new research finds. Using drones, a team of researchers from FIU […]

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Cervical cancer rates much higher than we thought

Cervical cancer rates much higher than we thought

Women’s risk of dying from cervical cancer may be much higher than previously thought, according to a new study; the numbers are […]

App helps Flint residents find services, info on lead risk

App helps Flint residents find services, info on lead risk

A new app and website launched by an FIU alumnus is helping residents of Flint, Michigan, assess the risk of […]

What you need to know about preventing cervical cancer

What you need to know about preventing cervical cancer

January is cervical cancer awareness month. Every year more than 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer, and […]