Science & Health

Florida Advanced Surgical Transport team joins FIU, trains with local hospitals to treat critical care patients

Florida Advanced Surgical Transport team joins FIU, trains with local hospitals to treat critical care patients

If ever disaster strikes, the FIU-Florida Advanced Surgical Transport (FIU-FAST) team is trained, ready and equipped to treat and evacuate […]

FIU and FPL unveil one-of-a-kind solar research facility

FIU and FPL unveil one-of-a-kind solar research facility

Solar array powers the grid while research initiatives will help further advance solar generation in Florida  FIU and Florida Power […]

FIU Earthquake Experts

FIU Earthquake Experts

Following a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador and the twin earthquakes in southern Japan, FIU researchers are available to […]

Lifees Awards honor companies that help  students succeed, industry grow

Lifees Awards honor companies that help students succeed, industry grow

Life Sciences South Florida has selected the recipients of the first Lifees awards, honoring professionals and organizations that are leading […]

Unstressed moon jellyfish (immature stage) exposed to water-only control. 

Photo courtesy of  of G.M. Rand, FIU Southeast Environmental Research Center.

Jellyfish become unintended victims of oil spill mitigation

A chemical used to disperse oil following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been proven to severely harm and […]

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Symposium showcases student research

Symposium showcases student research

Alejandro Hernandez is working on using sodium silicate–a colorless, odorless liquid in soaps and detergents–as a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way […]

FIU researchers propose cheap, simple test to diagnose and monitor Alzheimer’s

FIU researchers propose cheap, simple test to diagnose and monitor Alzheimer’s

Small, sensitive biosensors could help doctors deliver personalized care, even in developing countries. A portable biosensor that could show how […]

Diving deep, student examines crustacean life after an oil spill

Diving deep, student examines crustacean life after an oil spill

Laura Timm is taking a closer look at what life is like for nine species of crustaceans six years after […]

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Evelyn Gaiser is a wetland ecologist examining long-term changes in lakes and wetlands, including the Everglades.

New biodiversity designation brings Everglades to the forefront

The North American Coastal Plain, stretching from the Florida Keys north to Massachusetts, was recently declared a global diversity hotspot […]

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Students from MAST@FIU and volunteers from the FIU School of Environment, Arts and Society deploy a seine net into northern Biscayne Bay as part of a long-term ecological monitoring program of the bay's fish populations.

High school scientists experience living lab at Biscayne Bay

Once a month, students from MAST@FIU gather along the shores of northern Biscayne Bay to study its fish populations. Under […]

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Agoyan dam in Ecuador
Photo by Elizabeth Anderson

Cultural costs of building dams

People must be a consideration when building dams, according to FIU researchers. The world’s tropical regions are in the midst […]

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NIH endowment makes FIU regional hub for the study of HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, obesity and diabetes

NIH endowment makes FIU regional hub for the study of HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, obesity and diabetes

FIU has received an endowment to establish a pre-eminent program to develop strategies for preventing and treating obesity, diabetes, substance […]

FIU professor targets ‘word gap’ in Hispanic children

FIU professor targets ‘word gap’ in Hispanic children

  Linguistics professor chosen as one of 10 “Word Gap Challenge” winners When Melissa Baralt started looking into the “word […]

Rare species are more important than originally believed, according to new research

Rare species are more important than originally believed, according to new research

The world’s rarest species — both plants and animals — contribute disproportionally to the ecosystems where they reside, according to […]

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City of Miami Police Department detective interviews a victim’s girlfriend in a homicide investigation. Photo: A&E, The First 48 Pictures, Hot Ride/Debt Collector

Ignorance is bliss when conducting witness interviews

Current investigative interviewing guidelines recommend interviewers review all available case information prior to questioning a witness. However, a recent study […]