Science & Health

Jennifer Richards

Humanities major turned botanist rises to top of her field

Every time FIU botanist Jennifer Richards looks at a plant she sees something new that amazes her. Nearly 40 years […]

Interest in science classes is contagious

Interest in science classes is contagious

Excitement is contagious in a science classroom and could lead to greater interest in science careers, a new study has […]

Physician assistant students learn ropes of their new program

Physician assistant students learn ropes of their new program

Cheers of encouragement, reassurance and optimism fill the sunny, hot July air at the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus ropes course. […]

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123 new “white coats” join College of Medicine

123 new “white coats” join College of Medicine

It is difficult to get into medical school. The competition is fierce. Only a small fraction of those who apply […]

Keith Ellenbogen; Madagascar; Madagascar RAP 2010; horizontal; marine; underwater, Vohemar Bay, Seagrass (Syringodium isoetifolium) with epiphytes

Biodiversity negates carbon storage in seagrasses, new study finds

Scientists are zeroing in on the seagrass meadows that could help slow down climate change. Seagrass meadows are great absorbers […]

FIU awarded $3.1 million for research that could swat Zika, malaria

FIU awarded $3.1 million for research that could swat Zika, malaria

  Two grants totaling more than $3.1 million are helping researchers at FIU’s Biomolecular Sciences Institute wage war against Zika […]

An NSF fellow, alumna works to eliminate mental health stigmas

An NSF fellow, alumna works to eliminate mental health stigmas

Recent graduate Gabriela Goldberg ’16 has always been fascinated by the human brain, so she decided to dedicate her life to understanding […]

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College of Medicine awards two Ph.D.s in biomedical sciences

College of Medicine awards two Ph.D.s in biomedical sciences

After a five year journey of ups and downs, sleepless nights and no weekends, Shashank Pawitwar walked up and across […]

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Photo by NASA

Solar eclipse experts

On Aug. 21, parts of the United States will experience a total solar eclipse. People across the country will see […]

Caribbean reef sharks patrol the reefs in great numbers off Grand Cayman. While shark fishing is allowed here, there seems to be a high abundance of sharks which is rare of the Caribbean.

Where in the world are the predator researchers?

While Discovery Channel’s Shark Week is in full swing, FIU’s predator scientists have been working across the globe on research and […]

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Sharks revealed as the great protectors of seagrass

Sharks revealed as the great protectors of seagrass

Sharks, marine scientists say, are often misunderstood, described as ravenous man-eaters. In reality, sharks are critically important to the health of […]

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FIU environmental studies researcher Cody Eggenberger

Freshwater flow affects Everglades fish. But how?

With tarpon fishing season at its peak, FIU scientists are tracking the saltwater fish throughout the Florida Everglades. They want […]

Volcano sharks are a thing

Volcano sharks are a thing

Researchers investigate for Shark Week FIU researchers dive into the world of sharks and volcanoes this week during Discovery Channel’s […]

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DNA becomes primary target in fight against glioblastoma

DNA becomes primary target in fight against glioblastoma

By exploiting a brain tumor’s own biology, researchers at FIU’s Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) are hoping to destroy glioblastoma, a […]

Research team selected to monitor plan that could save Florida Bay

Research team selected to monitor plan that could save Florida Bay

FIU will monitor the impacts of a large-scale construction project designed to save Florida Bay, according to a contract approved […]

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