Science & Health

Silvina Di Pietro, chemistry graduate student,  at her internship at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

DOE fellowship connects student to her family’s past

In 1952, a young Italian couple set voyage to Argentina in a cramped ship to flee the devastation of World […]

Professor, students team up with police to create virtual roll call

Professor, students team up with police to create virtual roll call

Pinecrest Police Department Chief Samuel Ceballos wanted to bring policing into the 21 century. He came up with the idea […]

Is a high-deductible health plan right for you? Researchers find they may be tricky

Is a high-deductible health plan right for you? Researchers find they may be tricky

Insurance plans can be complicated to understand and in the era of the Affordable Care Act, consumers have more choices […]

Holiday travel: health risks, outbreaks you need to know about

Holiday travel: health risks, outbreaks you need to know about

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to travel internationally. But if you want to make sure some Grinch […]

Jayantha Obeysekera

Sea level rise expert appointed to climate science institute

FIU Sea Level Solutions Center Director Jayantha Obeysekera has been appointed co-director/chair of the Florida Climate Institute. The Florida Climate […]

Nature offers most cost-effective solution for climate change

Nature offers most cost-effective solution for climate change

U.S. wetlands, forests and agricultural lands could absorb traffic emissions Restoring seagrass meadows, mangrove forests and salt marshes could play […]

NSF awards FIU nearly half a million dollars for ‘remote-controlled brain’ research

NSF awards FIU nearly half a million dollars for ‘remote-controlled brain’ research

  The brain’s neural network is a complex electric circuit of interconnected neurons – there are about 80 billion neurons […]

Nano-medicine researchers look at basic science to combat abuse, addiction

Nano-medicine researchers look at basic science to combat abuse, addiction

The Society for Personalized Nano-Medicine’s 5th Annual Personalized Nano-Medicine Symposium brought 130 of the top basic, translational and clinical researchers […]

Botanist backs conservation of threatened flowers

Botanist backs conservation of threatened flowers

Nichole Tiernan is sounding the alarm for conservation of some of the world’s princess flowers, which are more in trouble […]

New communication of conservation course offered through National Geographic Society grant

New communication of conservation course offered through National Geographic Society grant

In collaboration with the Tropical Conservation Institute at FIU, the Department of Communication has designed a course for students interested in species […]

Ranu Jung

Neural-enabled prosthetic hand system restores sensation to first human subject

Years after his hand was amputated in a traumatic accident, a hand amputee can “feel” again, thanks to technology FIU […]

Roberto Vazquez

My internship at the Department of Defense

Name: Roberto Andiarena Vazquez Hometown: Miami, Florida, but I am originally from Holguin, Cuba. Where did you intern? What did you do […]

Kelsey Reider and her dog Karina take in the views of the high Andes Mountains in Peru.

Biologist defies extremes to study climate change

Kelsey Reider’s “Lower Ice Cave Lake” no longer has an ice cave. That’s because climate change impacts are early and […]

FBI forensics hits Hollywood speed, researcher says

FBI forensics hits Hollywood speed, researcher says

If you believe everything you see on TV, forensic scientists can wrap up a case in an hour. That doesn’t […]

An aerial photo shows peat soil collapse in the Florida Everglades. Photo by Stephen Davis, The Everglades Foundation.

Everglades needs more freshwater to combat peat soil collapse

More saltwater in the Everglades could make climate change worse, a new FIU study found. Some parts of the Everglades […]