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FIU featured by UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

FIU is a leading voice on hurricane preparedness. Two recent examples of FIU’s impact: Associate Director of FIU’s Extreme Events […]

Study of young NFL players shows brain damage from sustained head trauma occurs earlier than previously thought

Study of young NFL players shows brain damage from sustained head trauma occurs earlier than previously thought

A team of researchers has gathered evidence that neuroinflammation, a swelling of the brain that plays a critical role in […]

Viviana Mazzei

Algae give freshwater clues in the face of sea level rise

Sea level rise is a monumental threat, but one FIU biologist is tracking levels using one of the Florida Everglades’ […]

U.S. Dept. of Transportation awards FIU millions to help build safer bridges

U.S. Dept. of Transportation awards FIU millions to help build safer bridges

The U.S. Department of Transportation is advancing the FIU Bridge Engineering Program’s efforts to make the country’s aging bridges safer. […]

New device could save glaucoma patients’ eyesight

New device could save glaucoma patients’ eyesight

People with high-risk glaucoma will be able to monitor their disease, anywhere, anytime, thanks to a new device developed by […]

DeNovo Biodevice

Researchers learn how to take an idea from lab to market

Sharan Ramaswamy designed a device that mimics human circulation in which cells and tissues can be grown. The technology enables […]

American Alligator in the Florida Everglades

Alligators dig change

Alligators are one of the Florida Everglades’ most famous predators. They sit at the top of the food chain and […]

Mercury contamination found in Everglades dolphins

Mercury contamination found in Everglades dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins in the Florida Coastal Everglades have higher concentrations of mercury than any other populations in the world. FIU […]

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New initiative to train students, staff in emergency first aid

New initiative to train students, staff in emergency first aid

A new, university-wide initiative aims to arm students and staff with the knowledge and tools to potentially save lives. New […]

NSF grant to attract women, minority engineering and science professors to FIU

NSF grant to attract women, minority engineering and science professors to FIU

FIU has been awarded a $3.2 million National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant aimed at developing strategies to increase […]

John Kominoski (R) performs maintenance on a water pump as part of a study on the ability of streams to support aquatic life. Credit: Jon Benstead/University of Alabama

Collaboration helps solve environmental global concerns

Researchers from around the world often struggle with similar challenges, but by coming together to share their experiences, they are […]

It’s One Health Day. What does that mean?

It’s One Health Day. What does that mean?

Starting this year, Nov. 3 has been designated globally as One Health Day. Three leading international groups – the One […]

Research links secondhand smoke exposure during pregnancy to developmental delays in children, adolescents

Research links secondhand smoke exposure during pregnancy to developmental delays in children, adolescents

Prenatal exposure can result in lower self-control, contributing to delinquent behavior The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have long documented […]

Sexually transmitted infections reach all time high in U.S.

Sexually transmitted infections reach all time high in U.S.

by Nykeema Radway We’ve all heard about them but we don’t talk about them. The topic isn’t included in our […]

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Linda Fenner 3D Mammography Center (LFMMC) performed 910 mammograms in various locations between June 20, 2015 and July 1, 2016.

Mobile 3D mammogram unit, personalized care helping reduce breast cancer death rates

A new Center for Disease Control study shows what FIU has already known for some time: personalized medical treatments combined with […]

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