Post Tagged with: "Research"

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 […]

Provost Excellence Award recognizes outstanding faculty research

Provost Excellence Award recognizes outstanding faculty research

The Office of the Provost recognized eight FIU centers and institutes with the Provost Excellence Awards during Panther Football home […]

Ignoring early warning signs of defiance can lead to deviant behaviors in adolescence

Ignoring early warning signs of defiance can lead to deviant behaviors in adolescence

Rule breaking is not uncommon for preschool children, but being able to identify those children most at risk of long-term […]

STEM Institute looking for faculty fellows

STEM Institute looking for faculty fellows

FIU’s STEM Transformation Institute (STEM-TI) is looking for founding faculty fellows; the institute announced the search at its internal launch reception Oct. […]

FIU scientists to use tiny particles to fight big diseases

FIU scientists to use tiny particles to fight big diseases

Physicians will tell you: They are not winning the war on ovarian cancer. But FIU researchers are crafting a new weapon for […]

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Research conference gives undergrads a perfect showcase

Research conference gives undergrads a perfect showcase

The racket emanating from the Graham Center recently made one thing clear: research by undergraduates has reached new heights. The […]

Brainhack movement comes to FIU, promotes global collaboration in neuroscience research

Brainhack movement comes to FIU, promotes global collaboration in neuroscience research

FIU’s Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging Center (CNIC) hosted the Miami Brainhack Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) conference Oct. 18. Brainhack is a unique […]

Ross Boucek retrieves underwater equipment used to detect spawning migrations of snook in the Shark River, Everglades National Park.

Biologist reels in data to predict snook production

FIU researcher Ross Boucek wants to give more predictability to anglers hoping to catch a bounty of snook. In Everglades […]

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Telemedicine could revolutionize access to mental health treatment

Telemedicine could revolutionize access to mental health treatment

For millions of Americans, mental health treatment is largely out of reach — a fact one FIU psychologist is trying […]

FIU becomes major research partner of Florida Keys sanctuary

FIU becomes major research partner of Florida Keys sanctuary

Florida International University has been named a major research, monitoring and education partner of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary […]

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STEM Transformation Institute opens new active learning classrooms

STEM Transformation Institute opens new active learning classrooms

As part of its commitment to improving STEM education, FIU’s STEM Transformation Institute has opened two state-of-the-art active learning classrooms […]