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Investors, NIH excited about FSU biomedical research targeting rare eye disease

Florida State University College of Medicine Professor Michael Blaber has spent years perfecting an artificial human protein for stimulating cell growth while also learning about the equally complex world of venture capitalists.  Now, with the significant help of the National Institutes of Health and $5.2 million from five investment firms, he is closer to providing […]

FSU research links brain shape to personality differences

New research reveals the shape of our brain can provide surprising clues about how we behave and our risk of developing mental health disorders. Florida State University College of Medicine Associate Professor Antonio Terracciano joined a team of researchers from the United States, United Kingdom and Italy to examine the connection between personality traits and […]

Eminent psychologist, National Academy member to join FSU

Norman Anderson, an eminent psychologist and member of the National Academy of Medicine, will join the Florida State University faculty with primary appointments as a research professor in both the College of Social Work and the College of Nursing. He also will serve as assistant vice president for research and academic affairs.  “We are extremely excited […]

Sociology professor addresses caregiving burden from personal perspective

It’s not every day researchers draw from their own experiences as the basis for a published study but that’s exactly what Miles Taylor, associate professor of sociology at Florida State University, has done in her latest paper addressing what she calls the structural burden of caregiving. The study, “The Structural Burden of Caregiving: Shared Challenges […]

2016: An extraordinary year for Florida State

It’s been another outstanding year for Florida State University with accomplishments in 2016 that have set the university on a path to greater national prominence. Florida State rose five places in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, published groundbreaking research, continued to be a national leader in the arts world and reiterated its commitment […]

Orlando Health donates $500,000 to FSU med school

Orlando Health today announced a $500,000 donation to support the Florida State University College of Medicine’s Orlando program. The contribution reinforces the organization’s long-term commitment to medical education and to working with the university. “Medical education is critically important in the training of tomorrow’s physicians,” said Jamal Hakim, M.D., chief operating officer for Orlando Health. […]

FSU medical researcher: Much work remains on World AIDS Day 2016

Florida State University’s Dr. Jonathan Appelbaum remembers that day in 1981 when a young patient was admitted to the hospital with a rare case of pneumocystis pneumonia. Appelbaum, an internal medicine resident at the time, and his colleagues did not recognize the man’s illness as an AIDS case. No one would have. Not much was […]

Crunching the numbers: Researchers use math in search for diabetes cure

Researchers at Florida State University’s nationally renowned biomathematics program are using a mix of math and technology in an ambitious search for a cure to Type 2 diabetes. New research by mathematics Professor Richard Bertram has successfully reactivated oscillations in insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells — one of the first necessary steps to resurrecting the dormant […]

FSU professor: New approach needed to improve suicide prediction

Florida State University researcher Joseph Franklin made a startling discovery during an exhaustive examination of hundreds of suicide prediction studies conducted over the past 50 years: Science is still not very good at predicting who will kill themselves. In a new study published today in the journal Psychological Bulletin, Franklin and his colleagues found traditional […]

Pumping iron: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors avoid complications

New research by a Florida State University professor found that regular strength training can help breast cancer survivors avoid developing swelling in the arms and chest area, a common side effect of cancer treatment. The study, published in the journal Supportive Care in Cancer, found that weightlifting can help women recovering from cancer treatment and […]

FSU neuroscientist receives $1.9M grant to expand study of how social behavior affects the brain

Florida State University Professor Mohamed Kabbaj, a neuroscientist in the College of Medicine, has received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study how the brain helps us maintain lifelong social bonds through epigenetics. Epigenetics is the study of biological mechanisms that switch genes on and off without changing the […]

O’Bryant named FSU public health policy person of the year

Florida State University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) Program has selected G. Mark O’Bryant, president and chief executive officer of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMHC), as its Public Health Policy Person of the Year. The program presents the award annually in recognition of the career contributions of a leader in the health policy field in Florida. […]