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Physics and engineering faculty receive NSF CAREER awards for STEM research

Physics and engineering faculty receive NSF CAREER awards for STEM research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recognized physicist Jin He and environmental engineer Omar Abdul-Aziz as recipients of the Faculty Early […]

Partnership between students, professors produces inspiring research

Partnership between students, professors produces inspiring research

  Undergraduate Joseph Hernandez researched and produced a new test tube design he hopes will soon ease chemistry demonstrations in […]

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Butterflies fall victim to mosquito control

South Florida’s butterflies have become the unintended victim of insecticide control, according to FIU researchers. A five-year study by scientists […]

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Biomolecular Sciences Institute Director Yuk-Ching Tse-Dihn with one of her students working in the lab.

Scientists developing new method to combat prostate cancer

FIU scientists are battling prostate cancer at the cellular level. Researchers from FIU’s Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) and the Herbert […]

Currently, five canines are undergoing training to detect a deadly fungus attacking South Florida's avocado industry.

Dogs, drones battle deadly avocado fungus

In just a few weeks, redbay ambrosia beetles will be on the move in Florida, a major concern for the […]

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Monkey Jungle, Miami, Fla.

Spider monkeys point to new understanding of hand dominance

Spider monkeys aren’t the hook-handed primates scientists always believed they were. FIU psychologist Eliza L. Nelson has observed several of the lanky-armed […]

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Controlling mothers add to anxiety risk for young children

Researchers have found a strong link between maternal intrusiveness and child anxiety in young children from low-income families. A team […]

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David Manning (L), University of Georgia doctoral student, and John Kominoski (R) perform maintenance on the pump used to add nutrients to one of the streams in their experiment. Credit: Jon Benstead/University of Alabama

Nutrients could reduce streams’ ability to support aquatic life, researchers find

America’s fresh waters are being challenged as increases in nutrient pollution are causing a significant loss of terrestrial-derived carbon from […]

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Each of our cells contains a genetic message encoded in a DNA molecule which is almost 6 feet long. The packing and regulation of the DNA (represented in the figure using sticks) is possible thanks to its wrapping around chromosomal proteins (represented here by yellow, red, blue and green dots)

Scientists unlock tangled mysteries of DNA

Chromosomal proteins hold the key to our DNA and they are changing, according to Jose Eirin-Lopez, marine sciences professor in […]

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From coastlines to the Everglades, researchers tackle sea level rise

From coastlines to the Everglades, researchers tackle sea level rise

Under the streets of Miami Beach, seeping up through the limestone, water creeps into storm drains and pours into the […]

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Youngsters wait outside the Parliament building (background) in Montevideo while lawmakers debate the bill legalizing marijuana. Photo by Pablo Bielli, AFP/Getty Images.

Legalizing marijuana fails to solve problems in Uruguay

One year after the legalization of marijuana in Uruguay, a study has found that 70 percent of Uruguayans feel that […]

Midnight and rainbow parrotfishes are among the many herbivores helping to preserve Caribbean coral reefs.

Grazing fish can help save imperiled coral reefs

Grazing fish can help save coral reefs, but not all grazers are created equal, according to an FIU study published this month in Marine […]

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Composite showing secretory luminescence as a defensive mechanism. Photo by Edith Widder.

Researchers have traced the evolution of glowing shrimp

FIU researchers have traced the evolution of bioluminescence in deep-sea shrimps. The study, led by marine scientists Juliet Wong, Jorge […]

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Professor Stavros Georgakopoulos shows how researchers are bringing age-old origami techniques to 21st century space.

Origami research continues to unfold

  In January 2014, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing announced that a National Science Foundation […]

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Free radical scientist Marcus Cooke uses novel approaches to search for medical cures

Free radical scientist Marcus Cooke uses novel approaches to search for medical cures

By Eric Barton Marcus Cooke grew up in Peterborough, England, and in secondary school he found himself friends with an […]