Articles by: JoAnn Adkins

Bacteria Streptococcus thermophilus, 3D illustration. Probiotic Gram-positive spherical bacteria used in cheese and yogurt production

BSI team joins forces with Oragenics in search for new antibiotics

A biophysics team led by Prem Chapagain and Bernard Gerstman has joined forces with Oragenics Inc. in an effort that […]

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This frog is dying of a heart attack because of chytrid fungus in its environment in the high Andes.

World’s frogs under assault by lone pathogenic killer, scientists say

A single fungal disease has wiped out at least 90 species of amphibians and had devastating effects on hundreds more, […]

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Aedes aegypti can spread  the Zika virus

Scientists discover how mosquitoes zero in on our sweat

Finding creates roadmap for repellent design, population control Just like fresh-baked cookies or sizzling bacon is to us, the scent […]

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Woman using smartphone in bed

Nonconsensual porn is a growing threat among young adults

One out of every 12 respondents in a nationwide survey say they have been victims of nonconsensual pornography. The findings […]

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Report calls for more science to negate CO2 emissions

Report calls for more science to negate CO2 emissions

Technologies that remove carbon dioxide from the air must play a major role in mitigating climate change, according to a […]

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FIU scientist discovers potentially harmful algal bloom in Keys canal

FIU scientist discovers potentially harmful algal bloom in Keys canal

A bloom of a harmful algal species that causes a different red tide than what is currently affecting Florida’s east […]

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Monitoring buoy deployed to test water quality near Haulover Inlet

Monitoring buoy deployed to test water quality near Haulover Inlet

Scientists have deployed a research buoy near FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus to monitor conditions in light of the recent red […]

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Scientists find plant-eating sharks

Scientists find plant-eating sharks

The bonnethead shark has finally been outed for what it truly is — an omnivore! Gone are the stereotypical characterizations […]

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The Meg: a 5-second movie review from FIU shark expert

The Meg: a 5-second movie review from FIU shark expert

If you’re wondering whether The Meg is worth the price of admission, FIU shark expert and dean of the College […]

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Fins from threatened shark species seized by border control in Hong Kong.

Threatened sharks still common in fin trade, new study finds

Despite international protection, threatened species of sharks continue to be found in the Hong Kong fin trade. A collaborative team […]

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4 students to embark on Arctic mission through Northwest Passage

4 students to embark on Arctic mission through Northwest Passage

Four FIU students will embark on a three-week expedition through the Arctic Ocean’s Northwest Passage later this summer. The students […]

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Jayantha Obeysekera

Obeysekera takes the helm of the FIU Sea Level Solutions Center

Jayantha Obeysekera has been named director of the FIU Sea Level Solutions Center. He will lead the research, education and outreach hub […]

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Florida couple establishes professorship for tropical ecology

Florida couple establishes professorship for tropical ecology

A professorship of tropical ecology has been established in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education at FIU thanks to […]

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Missing sharks found through DNA in water samples

Missing sharks found through DNA in water samples

As sharks disappear from key locations, scientists are using environmental DNA to find a small number that may actually be […]

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34 years and $469 million price tag — author untangles convoluted tale of Miami’s Arsht Center

34 years and $469 million price tag — author untangles convoluted tale of Miami’s Arsht Center

Les Standiford has a knack for telling stories — only his stories are often about real people and actual events […]

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