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FAU Confers M.D. Degrees to Class of 2017

By | April 28, 2017

It's official. The 61 members of the class of 2017 of FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine are now the nation's newest physicians.

New Device Could Rapidly Detect Zika Virus at Airports

By | February 22, 2017

About the size of a tablet, a portable device that could be used in many settings like an airport, may hold the key to detecting the Zika virus accurately, rapidly and inexpensively using just a saliva sample.

Marine Sponge May Provide Antibacterial Solutions for MRSA

By | February 8, 2017

A compound extracted from a deep-water marine sponge is showing potent antibacterial activity against the drug resistant bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus also called the "super bug."

FAU and Sancilio Team Up on Therapy for Inherited Blindness

By | January 30, 2017

Researchers from FAU and Sancilio and Company, Inc. are collaborating to develop a treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa, an inherited disease that causes severe progressive vision impairment and blindness.

Experts Urge for Wider Prescription of Statins

By | January 18, 2017

Researchers from FAU and Harvard address the possible but unproven link between statins and diabetes and emphasize that the link to diabetes is questionable and inconsequential.

Chair Yoga Effective Way to Treat Osteoarthritis

By | January 11, 2017

The first study to examine the effects of chair yoga on pain and physical function in older adults with osteoarthritis is proving to be an effective way to reduce pain and improve quality of life.

Novel Study Demonstrates Role of Parkin Gene in Eye Lens

By | December 13, 2016

A new study at FAU is the first to demonstrate that the Parkin gene is turned on when cells are exposed to environmental insults that cause free radical formation and cataract formation.

Janet Robishaw to Lead Department of Biomedical Sciences

By | December 6, 2016

Janet Robishaw, Ph.D., a leader in functional and translational genomics, has been appointed as chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

Former NBA Player Inducted into Halls of Fame

By | November 16, 2016

FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine's advisory board member and donor Jack Laub was recently inducted into the James P. Kelly University of Cincinnati Athletics Hall of Fame and the Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Fame.

Scientists Recreating Cancer-Fighting Sea Sponge Compound

By | November 15, 2016

FAU Harbor Branch scientists are researching ways to create a biosynthetic version of a compound found in a sea sponge that is very active against cancer cells.

 
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