Researchers learn how to take an idea from lab to market

DeNovo Biodevice
Sharan Ramaswamy designed a device that mimics human circulation in which cells and tissues can be grown. The technology enables researchers to study three-dimensional human tissues, and as a result, identify new, more effective treatments for cardiovascular diseases. Currently, the medical community relies on animals for testing, but this innovative device has the potential to […]

Study of young NFL players shows brain damage from sustained head trauma occurs earlier than previously thought

Comparison of brain of NFL player to healthy brain
A team of researchers has gathered evidence that neuroinflammation, a swelling of the brain that plays a critical role in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, is present at a much younger age than previously thought in athletes who experience repetitive mild traumatic brain injury. The presence of chronic neuroinflammation in the brain […]

New device could save glaucoma patients’ eyesight

Device for early intervention against glaucoma
People with high-risk glaucoma will be able to monitor their disease—anywhere, anytime—thanks to a new device developed by an FIU professor. S.S. Iyengar (Ram Iyengar), director and Ryder professor of the School of Computing and Information Sciences within the College of Engineering and Computing, was just awarded a patent, along with co-inventors, for a tool […]

Fifth annual TEDxFIU breaks attendance record

Omar Durrani at FIU TEDx
TEDxFIU celebrated its fifth anniversary this year, christening the new Student Academic Success Center’s lecture hall as its inaugural event. The annual event—produced by the Division of External Relations and sponsored in part by the College of Arts, Sciences & Education—broke its previous attendance record, selling more than 600 tickets. And more than 1,500 people […]

President, provost meet with CIA and national health leaders

FIU President Rosenberg in DC
On Oct. 26, President Mark B. Rosenberg, Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton, and Henry Artigues of the Office of Research and Economic Development, met with Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD); the visit was arranged by FIU’s Office of Research. Earlier this year, FIU was awarded a historic […]

President, provost announce preeminent programs

President Mark B. Rosenberg and Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton sent the following memo to the university community on Oct. 25. One of the goals of the FIUBeyondPossible2020 Strategic Plan is the identification and support of the university’s preeminent programs. We are excited to announce the inaugural group of FIU programs that have been […]