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Mako Shark Takes Winter Break in South Florida
Thursday, February 23, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Apparently snowbirds aren’t the only visitors making their way to South Florida this winter. For the first time ever, a mako shark tagged off the coast of Maryland has migrated along the eastern seaboard down to South Florida. Hypower, a male mako shark tagged 150 days ago, has traveled in excess of 5,000 miles during
 
Spread of Lionfish in Gulf of Mexico is Threat to Reef Fisheries
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – As the old saying goes: “You can’t put the genie back in the bottle.” Nowhere is this more evident than with the spread of lionfish, an invasive, non-native species that is threatening the marine ecosystems across the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean. And one researcher at Nova Southeastern
 
Marine Sponge May Provide Antibacterial Solutions for MRSA
Monday, February 13, 2017
For years, scientists at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute have been collecting unusual marine organisms — many of them from deep-water habitats — that are the source of novel natural products. A compound extracted from a deep-water marine sponge collected near the Bahamas is showing potent antibacterial activity against the
 
Respected and Successful Florida Policymaker Will Join FAU
Friday, February 10, 2017
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Jeff Atwater, who brings years of experience in finance in the public and private sectors and executive leadership in Florida as a member of the Governor’s cabinet, has agreed to become Florida Atlantic University’s vice president for strategic initiatives and chief financial officer. Atwater will leave his role as the
 
Research Park at Florida Atlantic University Announces Year End Results, Launch of Innovative Collaborative Projects and Award Winners
Thursday, February 9, 2017
BOCA RATON, FL — The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University has released its “2016 Report to the Community” that highlights the financial impact and other benefits the Research Park and its Technology Business Incubator® (TBI) are having on the region, as well as several innovative collaborative projects being launched with key
 
FAU Brain Institute Designated ‘Nikon Center Of Excellence’
Thursday, February 2, 2017
BY CARA PERRY Florida Atlantic University’s Brain Institute in Jupiter is now home to a Nikon Center of Excellence, making it one of seven designated centers in the United States and 17 worldwide. FAU President John Kelly joined Toshiaki Nagano, president and chief executive officer of Nikon Instruments Inc., and Randy Blakely, executive director of
 
Broward College Celebrates Opening of New Aviation Institute Annex and Announces Partnership with Tropic Ocean Airways
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Pembroke Pines, Fla – On Thursday, January 19, Broward College celebrated the opening of its new Aviation Annex, a 13,500 square foot facility, which houses four classrooms, faculty offices, and shop space at North Perry Airport. The launch of a new partnership with Tropic Ocean Airways was announced during the event. By joining forces with the
 
Sharks Show Novel Changes in Their Immune Cancer-Related Genes
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Fort Lauderdale/Davie, FL & Ithaca, NY – A new genomics study of shark DNA, including from great white and great hammerhead sharks, reveals unique modifications in their immunity genes that may underlie the rapid wound healing and possibly higher resistance to cancers in these ocean predators. This research brings us a few steps closer to
 
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