Science & Health

David Manning (L), University of Georgia doctoral student, and John Kominoski (R) perform maintenance on the pump used to add nutrients to one of the streams in their experiment. Credit: Jon Benstead/University of Alabama

Nutrients could reduce streams’ ability to support aquatic life, researchers find

America’s fresh waters are being challenged as increases in nutrient pollution are causing a significant loss of terrestrial-derived carbon from […]

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Each of our cells contains a genetic message encoded in a DNA molecule which is almost 6 feet long. The packing and regulation of the DNA (represented in the figure using sticks) is possible thanks to its wrapping around chromosomal proteins (represented here by yellow, red, blue and green dots)

Scientists unlock tangled mysteries of DNA

Chromosomal proteins hold the key to our DNA and they are changing, according to Jose Eirin-Lopez, marine sciences professor in […]

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The Rising Tide Within: From coastlines to the Everglades, researchers tackle sea level rise

The Rising Tide Within: From coastlines to the Everglades, researchers tackle sea level rise

Under the streets of Miami Beach, seeping up through the limestone, water creeps into storm drains and pours into the […]

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Dr. Edilberto Alvarez on Graduation Day 2014

Four FIU grads finalists for HYPE Miami Awards

The HYPE Miami Awards presented annually by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce recognize up-and-coming young professionals who have demonstrated […]

CCF spring break program boosts organization skills in adolescents

CCF spring break program boosts organization skills in adolescents

FIU’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) is offering a unique program to help middle school students who struggle with organization, […]

Midnight and rainbow parrotfishes are among the many herbivores helping to preserve Caribbean coral reefs.

Grazing fish can help save imperiled coral reefs

Grazing fish can help save coral reefs, but not all grazers are created equal, according to an FIU study published this month in Marine […]

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Nutrition professor recognized for breakthrough with supplements and HIV

Nutrition professor recognized for breakthrough with supplements and HIV

The American Red Cross has selected Marianna Baum as the recipient of Cervera Real Estate Ambassador Award, part of the […]

The wait is over (for some): College of Medicine scores record six early residency matches

The wait is over (for some): College of Medicine scores record six early residency matches

On what’s known as Match Day, medical students from across the country find out where they’ll spend their residencies. This year, […]

FIU hosts anthropological conference on “Health Disparities in Aging”

FIU hosts anthropological conference on “Health Disparities in Aging”

Health differences and inequities in the elderly worldwide depend on many factors. These include a person’s race, ethnic group, gender, […]

Love Bugs: A kiss is NOT just a kiss

Love Bugs: A kiss is NOT just a kiss

You must remember this; a kiss is NOT just a kiss, because the fundamentals of microbiology apply. “The human mouth […]

CDC image of skin ulcer due to leishmaniasis.

College of Medicine associate professor’s 25-year love affair with a parasite

It’s not your ordinary Valentine’s Day story. The words passion and parasites don’t usually go together, but Rita Mukhopadhyay, associate professor […]

Journalism students’ documentaries on sea level rise to air on WPBT2

Journalism students’ documentaries on sea level rise to air on WPBT2

Kate MacMillin’s Multimedia Production I and Writing for TV students were in for a treat last semester when, instead of […]

"Diatoms-Silica" (2015) by Xavier Cortada, FIU Artist In Residence in the College of Architecture + The Arts.  The pieces are made of glazed porcelain and rest on glass mosaic tiles.

Exploring Florida’s algae at the Frost Art Museum

Algae. To some, that word might conjure unpleasant images of an algal bloom in a lake or an infestation inside […]

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Composite showing secretory luminescence as a defensive mechanism. Photo by Edith Widder.

Researchers have traced the evolution of glowing shrimp

FIU researchers have traced the evolution of bioluminescence in deep-sea shrimps. The study, led by marine scientists Juliet Wong, Jorge […]

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International bioethics think tank appoints associate professor to board of directors

International bioethics think tank appoints associate professor to board of directors

Go ahead, ask any little girl you know what she wants to do when she grows up. Bet you anything, […]