Science & Health

Aligator trails in the Everglades swamp

Algae give clues into Everglades restoration success

Eric Massa wants to know if Everglades restoration is working. The FIU student is turning to periphyton – spongy, soggy […]

Giuliana Avogadro (striped shirt) surrounded by other Microsoft interns and company mentors.

My internship at Microsoft

  Name: Giuliana Avogadro Hometown: Mendoza, Argentina What is your major? B.S., Computer Science Where did you intern? Microsoft in Bellevue, Washington What did […]

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In the age of smart devices, young children spending more time in front of TV screens

In the age of smart devices, young children spending more time in front of TV screens

A new study by Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work researchers about screen time shows that children […]

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Nafar and her husband traveling together.

Passion for travel inspires student’s ophthalmology research

Biomedical engineering doctoral student Zahra Nafar has always had a drive to see the world. While following her passion for […]

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College of Medicine dean to receive honorary doctorate from university in Spain

College of Medicine dean to receive honorary doctorate from university in Spain

The University of Murcia in Spain is awarding Dr. Robert Sackstein, dean of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and […]

$3 million grant funds study of Colombian river contamination, effects on locals

$3 million grant funds study of Colombian river contamination, effects on locals

One of the largest rivers in Latin America, the Atrato River in Colombia has been tainted by decades of illegal […]

NIH awards $1.39 million to Stempel to study HIV care and treatment in Miami

NIH awards $1.39 million to Stempel to study HIV care and treatment in Miami

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.39 million grant to the Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work to […]

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Left to right: Anna Cruz, Nicolas Rodriguez, Sofia Santa-Cruz

Future engineers envision resilient, disaster-proof cities

Research shows natural disasters are on the rise worldwide. The year 2018 was the fourth warmest year on record dating […]

FIU professor working to prevent and cure blindness named National Academy of Inventors Senior Member

FIU professor working to prevent and cure blindness named National Academy of Inventors Senior Member

FIU professor of biomedical engineering Shuliang Jiao, whose research and technological innovations are helping prevent and cure blindness, has been […]

It’s time to ratchet up bonefish conservation, FIU scientists say

It’s time to ratchet up bonefish conservation, FIU scientists say

Anglers are catching fewer bonefish in South Florida. FIU scientists say there are many factors that could be behind the […]

Faculty member becomes one of nation’s first certified ethics consultants

Faculty member becomes one of nation’s first certified ethics consultants

Ethics consults often involve some of the most important decisions in the hospital. Ethicists routinely help to resolve issues such […]

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Medical students want to teach you CPR with two steps and a disco song

Medical students want to teach you CPR with two steps and a disco song

Sudden cardiac arrest is a scary thing, and not just for the person experiencing it. Imagine that someone collapses in […]

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A medical student’s experience with trauma surgery

Athena Failla, a third-year student at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, reflects on her first call day in a trauma […]

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Researcher tracks feisty gamefish for conservation

Researcher tracks feisty gamefish for conservation

Carissa Gervasi wants to help Florida’s recreational fishing industry. Anglers love to catch crevalle jack because they are big, move […]

Effectively treating childhood anxiety can be done for less, new study finds

Effectively treating childhood anxiety can be done for less, new study finds

Researchers at the FIU Center for Children and Families have found computer-based interventions can cut childhood anxiety treatment costs nearly […]