Post Tagged with: "Research"

Sex, drugs and disease:  Taking a look at the other side of tourism in the Dominican Republic

Sex, drugs and disease: Taking a look at the other side of tourism in the Dominican Republic

In the Caribbean, the tourism industry is a major boost to the economy. Away from the stresses of everyday life, […]

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Quantum mechanics to charge your laptop? FIU prof is on it

Quantum mechanics to charge your laptop? FIU prof is on it

By Jim Harper Top scientists from UC Berkeley and MIT found the expertise they lacked at FIU. They invited Sakhrat […]

D.C. back in session: Advancing global health and job opportunities

D.C. back in session: Advancing global health and job opportunities

September means back to school and back in session season. The U.S. Congress came back to session this Monday after […]

Public health researcher ignites debate on e-cigarettes

Public health researcher ignites debate on e-cigarettes

Wasim Maziak, M.D., Ph.D., one of the world’s leading experts in nicotine and tobacco research, has come out strong against […]

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Researchers find promising counterterrorism strategy

The targeted capture of a terrorist leader shows promise as an effective counterterrorism strategy, according to a study by FIU […]

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Cloud forests struggle to keep pace with climate change

Cloud forests struggle to keep pace with climate change

The cloud forests of the Andes Mountains are not migrating fast enough in the face of global warming, according to […]

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Strawberry poison frog

Herpetologist takes helm of national society

Maureen Donnelly, associate dean of graduate studies in the College of Arts & Sciences and professor in the Department of […]

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Physicist recognized as one of the world’s most influential scientists

Physicist recognized as one of the world’s most influential scientists

FIU associate professor of physics Angela Laird has been named one of the world’s most highly cited researchers by Thomson Reuters […]

Marine sciences researcher Jordan Thomson poses with a sea turtle donning a Go-Pro cam in Shark Bay, Australia.

Heat wave offers glimpse into climate change

An unprecedented marine heat wave that swept the Southeast Indian Ocean in 2011 has given FIU scientists a glimpse into […]

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Tropics at a crossroads: FIU addresses changing planet through research, partnerships and policy

Tropics at a crossroads: FIU addresses changing planet through research, partnerships and policy

The greatest concentration of biodiversity occurs in the tropics, especially in rainforests and coral reefs. Biodiversity is the diversity of […]

Physicist ignites big bang in fashion industry

Physicist ignites big bang in fashion industry

When Fiorella Terenzi transformed a Milan fashion show into an astronomical marvel, she did not anticipate the impact it would […]

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Imbalance of sharks and sea turtles challenges ecosystems worldwide

Imbalance of sharks and sea turtles challenges ecosystems worldwide

The loss of sharks could contribute to the destruction of one of the planet’s most under-appreciated sources of carbon storage […]

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5 facts you didn’t know about sharks

5 facts you didn’t know about sharks

Mike Heithaus, newly named interim dean of the FIU College of Arts & Sciences, has devoted his career to studying […]

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially higher risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people. According to […]

D.C. update: Rosenberg, students attend U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

D.C. update: Rosenberg, students attend U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

As Congress raced toward the finish line before summer recess, FIU was advocating for important financial aid measures, and President Mark […]