Science & Health

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 […]

FIU receives $1.49 million to transform how calculus is taught

FIU receives $1.49 million to transform how calculus is taught

FIU’s STEM Transformation Institute has received a $1.49 million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve student success in […]

dramatic sunset on the sky and coal power plant factory

Tax to slow down greenhouse gas emissions gains support

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In […]

Helping hurricane survivors deal with psychological trauma

Helping hurricane survivors deal with psychological trauma

When disaster strikes, many stare at images of the destruction helpless. Mark Macgowan packs his bags and heads out to […]

Dementia: Do you know someone who has it?

Dementia: Do you know someone who has it?

Dementia is not a specific disease, but a syndrome, a group of symptoms, that according to the National Institute on […]

My internship as a mechanical engineer

My internship as a mechanical engineer

Name: Kevin Viera Hometown: Tampa, Florida What is your major? Mechanical engineering. Where are you interning? What do you do there? I’m […]

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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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