Science & Health

14-year-old receives scholarship to FIU 

14-year-old receives scholarship to FIU 

Just midway through her freshman year of high school, Miami Beach Senior High School student Rebecca Rauch-Thane has been awarded […]

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Xavier Cortada

Artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada creates art for Miami Beach Centennial

In honor of Miami Beach’s centennial anniversary, FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada unveiled a […]

Engineering students soar at aerospace competition

Engineering students soar at aerospace competition

Second in the nation and sixth worldwide: that’s how FIU placed at its first remote-controlled plane competition. The group of engineering […]

Patient teaches medical student an invaluable lesson

Patient teaches medical student an invaluable lesson

 The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) teaches its students to look beyond a patient’s set of symptoms. Social determinants […]

Matchmaking at Match Day ceremony

Matchmaking at Match Day ceremony

Match Day is when graduating medical students nationwide find out the residency programs they have “matched” into to continue their […]

Biomolecular Sciences Institute Director Yuk-Ching Tse-Dihn with one of her students working in the lab.

Scientists developing new method to combat prostate cancer

FIU scientists are battling prostate cancer at the cellular level. Researchers from FIU’s Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) and the Herbert […]

FIU scientists light up the brain at science museum

FIU scientists light up the brain at science museum

Scientists from FIU’s Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging Center (CNIC) celebrated Brain Awareness Week at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum […]

Currently, five canines are undergoing training to detect a deadly fungus attacking South Florida's avocado industry.

Dogs, drones battle deadly avocado fungus

In just a few weeks, redbay ambrosia beetles will be on the move in Florida, a major concern for the […]

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Scientists discuss Nicaragua canal project

Scientists discuss Nicaragua canal project

A group of international scientists convened this month for a two-day workshop at FIU to discuss the data used in […]

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Monkey Jungle, Miami, Fla.

Spider monkeys point to new understanding of hand dominance

Spider monkeys aren’t the hook-handed primates scientists always believed they were. FIU psychologist Eliza L. Nelson has observed several of the lanky-armed […]

Engineering expo sparks STEM interest in youngsters

Engineering expo sparks STEM interest in youngsters

“This is not rocket science,” joked mechanical engineering major and rocket enthusiast Giancarlo Lombardi as he passed around a small […]

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Controlling mothers add to anxiety risk for young children

Researchers have found a strong link between maternal intrusiveness and child anxiety in young children from low-income families. A team […]

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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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From coastlines to the Everglades, researchers tackle sea level rise

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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