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Medical student returns from mission trip to Guatemala

  Bhupaul Ramsuchit, a second-year medical student at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, chose to spend part of his summer […]

Frankenskeeter: Professor genetically modifies mosquitoes in quest to protect humans

Frankenskeeter: Professor genetically modifies mosquitoes in quest to protect humans

Matthew DeGennaro is determined to stop the world’s deadliest animal. Accounting for as many as 725,000 deaths worldwide every year, […]

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Engineering the future: Expansion provides educational opportunities, new jobs, economic impact

Engineering the future: Expansion provides educational opportunities, new jobs, economic impact

As FIU pushes to expand both geographically and in student enrollment, the university is working with industry leaders to grow its College […]

Individual efforts can improve ocean health, researchers say

Individual efforts can improve ocean health, researchers say

By 2050, there will be more plastic by weight than fish in the world’s oceans, according to researchers. Consequently, France […]

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Endangered songbirds prefer a Dyson

Endangered songbirds prefer a Dyson

Some fans are quiet, but weak. Others are powerful, but noisy. According to Dyson, their Air Multiplier fans are quiet […]

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Blue-green algae in the St. Lucie River in Florida. Photo by: WPTV

FIU experts on toxic algae

A massive bloom of blue-green algae has hit four counties in Florida covering beaches along the Atlantic coast, damaging aquatic […]

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Water full of algae laps along the Sewell's Point shore on the St. Lucie River under an Ocean Boulevard bridge, Monday, June 27, 2016.  (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post via AP)

5 things to know about toxic algae

A massive bloom of blue-green algae has hit four counties in Florida covering beaches along the Atlantic coast with foul-smelling, […]

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TEDxFIU: Fighting counterfeiters with data

TEDxFIU: Fighting counterfeiters with data

Graduate student Rhett Williamson gave the TEDxFIU 2015 audience a behind-the-scenes look at forensic chemistry and his ink library database […]

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Marijuana could put users at risk for addiction, researchers find

Marijuana could put users at risk for addiction, researchers find

Contrary to the belief that marijuana is a “safe drug,” a researcher at FIU’s Center for Children and Families has […]

Astronomy professor recognized for excellence in teaching

Astronomy professor recognized for excellence in teaching

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) has awarded FIU physics Professor Caroline Simpson, the 2016 Richard H. Emmons Award […]

Architect, physicist create art from brain images

Architect, physicist create art from brain images

Art and science come together at FIU with the third installment of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science […]

Sharks given fighting chance with science, policy

Sharks given fighting chance with science, policy

You asked. We answered. In early June, FIU News invited our readers to submit their questions about sharks. We shared those […]

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FIU marine scientist Heather Bracken-Grissom poses with a deep-sea shrimp aboard a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico.

Marine scientists go deep in Gulf research

It has been six years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill dumped millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf […]

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American Alligator in the Florida Everglades

6 things to know about alligators

Growing to nearly 15 feet in length, the American alligator can take up residence in Florida’s canals, lakes, rivers and […]

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Heithaus on Shark Week: sharks and dolphins, it’s complicated

Heithaus on Shark Week: sharks and dolphins, it’s complicated

Sharks and dolphins have shared the ocean for ages, but only recently, scientists have begun to understand the true nature […]

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