Science & Health

Preschoolers go to college

Preschoolers go to college

Students from Key Point Academy in Brickell visited FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus May 27 to experience art and science like never […]

High school students test engineering skills at Wall of Wind challenge

High school students test engineering skills at Wall of Wind challenge

Aspiring engineers from nine Miami-Dade high schools put their design and problem-solving skills to the test last week at FIU’s […]

Engineering alumnus to research heart valves at Harvard Medical School

Engineering alumnus to research heart valves at Harvard Medical School

In an uncommon partnership, but one that is growing in popularity in the medical research field, biomedical engineering alumnus Manuel Salinas […]

5th International Conference on Global Health kicks off at FIU

5th International Conference on Global Health kicks off at FIU

The continuing health challenges posed by Ebola kicked off the 5th International Conference on Global Health (formerly known as the […]

FIU marine scientist Mike Heithaus (left) and Jeff Corwin (right) examine a baby bull shark in the Everglades National Park.

Researchers uncover Shark River mysteries with Jeff Corwin

FIU researchers have teamed up with conservationist and TV personality Jeff Corwin to share their mission of protecting the Florida […]

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Cultural stressors increase risk of smoking, binge drinking and poor mental health among Hispanic teens

Researchers at FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work have found that social interactions such as ethnic […]

Tracking the origin of Alzheimer’s

Tracking the origin of Alzheimer’s

When great minds work together, scientific progress can be dramatically accelerated. Such is the case for Chenzhong Li, professor of […]

Breakthrough technology holds potential for treating brain disorders

Breakthrough technology holds potential for treating brain disorders

A Florida International University professor and his team this month published news of a scientific breakthrough that could lead to […]

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New program hopes to minimize obesity risks among elementary school students

Teachers are the secret weapon in a new program designed to fight childhood obesity. The program – developed by FIU’s […]

Students build portable hybrid power system to help in natural disasters

Students build portable hybrid power system to help in natural disasters

When natural disasters like the earthquakes in Nepal or the volcano eruption in Chile occur, one of the most pressing […]

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9 tips for parents and kids on how to stay healthy over the summer

9 tips for parents and kids on how to stay healthy over the summer

More than one-third of children and adolescents in the U.S. is overweight or obese. In Miami, more than 40 percent […]

Stephen Haggerty poses with Pendanus candelabrum, which is typically 2-2.5 m tall.  Haggerty discovered P. Candelabrum rising out of the ground above diamond-bearing kimberlite pipes in Liberia, making these plants the first and only known botanical indicator for these diamond areas.

Unusual plant points to diamonds beneath the ground

A rare discovery by an FIU geologist could radically change diamond prospecting worldwide. Researcher Stephen Haggerty recently embarked on a […]

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Red cross workers prepare to bury a victim of Ebola

Burial rites, religious rights and contagious diseases

Ebola is stronger than death. Even after killing its victim, the virus is alive and dangerous. People who die of […]

Forensic science experts present latest research, new technologies

Forensic science experts present latest research, new technologies

FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) is hosting its annual forensic science symposium Tuesday, May 5, and Wednesday, May 6, in Room […]

Energy forum teaches kids importance of sustainability

Energy forum teaches kids importance of sustainability

Forty first graders from Redondo Elementary stand in the Kovens Conference Center, turning from side to side with their arms […]