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Medicines to help smokers quit only fight half the battle

More than 90 percent of smokers who try to quit fail. The reason may be hiding in their brains. Many people who try to quit...

Stempel College research team receives $2.3 million grant to study brain inflammation

Tomás R. Guilarte, dean of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, and a team of researchers from the Department of...

In the Amazon, protected areas often lose out when the search for energy is...

Addressing policy “blind spots” that allow energy production and mineral exploration to trump environmental protection could help improve the outlook for conservation in the...

National Geographic Explorer Mireya Mayor joins FIU

Mireya Mayor has joined FIU as director of the Exploration and Science Communications Initiative in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education. She is developing...

Studying how corals fight climate change at the molecular level

Corals are up against extreme environmental challenges. The battle is at the molecular level. Sea temperatures are rising. Oceans are acidifying. Corals are dying. But...

Rare, endangered orchids slip across porous southern Chinese border

  The insatiable demand for orchids could be driving wild orchids to extinction in southern China. Hong Liu, a conservation ecologist at FIU’s International Center for Tropical...
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Researchers explore secret lives of world’s most trafficked mammal

For the first-time ever, scientists have deployed animal-borne cameras on pangolins — the world’s most trafficked wild mammal. They look like an armored anteater (they're...

Your dead palm is a woodpecker home — and that’s good

At the very edges of urbanization, Northern Flicker woodpeckers live in dead palm trees raising their young. Their populations are on the decline throughout...
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Arbetter’s inducts Grant Miller into Hall of Fame November 11th

On Monday, November 11th, Arbetter’s Hot Dogs, undeniably one of Miami’s most beloved restaurants, along with Dr. Carter Burrus, will induct Community Newspapers Publisher...

Miami Dolphins Thanksgiving Camp at Evelyn Greer Park

On Friday, November 29th, the Miami Dolphins will host a one-day Thanksgiving football camp at Evelyn Greer Park. The non-contact camp is open to...