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The science of smell featured in Royal Society journal

The science of smell featured in Royal Society journal

The forensic research of an FIU team headed by Provost and Executive Vice President, Kenneth G. Furton, has been published in the journal Philosophical […]

New program empowers teens to make choices about ADHD meds

New program empowers teens to make choices about ADHD meds

FIU’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) is offering a new program to help teens with ADHD make healthy, informed […]

Postpartum depression screenings critical for minority mothers

Postpartum depression screenings critical for minority mothers

Minority mothers and their newborns are at increased risk for problems caused by postpartum depression according to FIU researchers. A […]

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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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 […]

Center for Children and Families to host on-campus information sessions for ADHD program

Center for Children and Families to host on-campus information sessions for ADHD program

FIU’s Center for Children and Families is hosting two on-campus information sessions next week for people interested in enrolling a […]

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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 […]

An Atala butterfly, once thought extinct in Florida, has found a new home in the gardens of FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus.

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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