Science & Health

Flu season information

Flu season information

FIU is committed to the health and wellness of our students, faculty and staff. To keep our FIU community healthy, […]

Stempel dean to study effects of environmental toxins and their links to Alzheimer’s disease

Stempel dean to study effects of environmental toxins and their links to Alzheimer’s disease

The global prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease, an irreversible neurodegenerative condition resulting in extensive memory loss and dementia, is increasing. The […]

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Memories of sexual abuse, trauma remain accurate into adulthood

Adults can accurately recall traumatic events from childhood, including instances of sexual abuse, a new article shows. This has prompted […]

Antonio Rubio (third person from the left) with his colleagues at Northrop Grumman in Ogden, Utah.

My internship as an electrical engineer at Northrop Grumman

Name: Antonio Rubio Hometown: Miami, Florida What is your major? I’m an electrical engineering major. Where did you intern? What did […]

Massive Bald Cypress Trees in the swamp with reflection of trees on the calm water

Helping plants survive sea level rise requires tailored conservation plans

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

FIU ecologist Steven Oberbauer (left) conducts research in Alaska.

Tundra plants are growing taller than ever before and scientists are worried

Some plants in the tundra are adapting to climate change, but Steven Oberbauer thinks it would be better if things […]

Congressman Diaz-Balart with Dr. Georgakopoulos

Launch of Transforming Antennas Center means future jobs in groundbreaking technology

As a child, Nicholas Russo always loved science. In elementary school, his show-and-tell projects consisted of demonstrating electronics kits. It […]

Hong Liu (left) and her students Haydee Borerro (center) and Jason Downing (right) conduct research in the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park in 2014.

Ecologist suggests wild approach to selling threatened plants

Selling plants could save them from extinction. The key is growing them in their natural habitats, not on private properties […]

Robotic Sensor Team at the Intern Poster Session, which took place on July 25th.

My internship at the Savannah River National Laboratory

Name: Manuel E. Losada Hometown: Born in Camaguey, Cuba and raised in Miami What is your major? I am an […]

Breaking down molecules and breaking down barriers

Breaking down molecules and breaking down barriers

“Firsts are best because they are beginnings” is a phrase that could well be one of FIU’s mottos as a […]

Facebook tackles revenge porn with professor’s help

Facebook tackles revenge porn with professor’s help

Psychologist Asia Eaton is helping Facebook in its fight against revenge porn. Eaton, other researchers, lawyers and victim advocates from […]

Jose Gracia, 92-year-old engineering instructor.

Meet Jose Gracia, a 92-year-old engineering instructor

Jose Gracia has lived a full life. The 92 year old has embraced all the challenges life has thrown his […]

Flooding was among the major impacts when Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in 2017.

Flooding, storm surge as destructive as a hurricane’s winds

  When hurricanes and powerful storms threaten land, people typically focus on wind speed. That could be a mistake. Damage […]

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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Medical students study tampons as possible screening test for cancer

Medical students study tampons as possible screening test for cancer

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. There is no screening test for ovarian cancer. Three FIU medical students would like […]