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FSU biologist says new dinosaur is oldest cousin of Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tyrannosaurus rex, meet your newest—oldest—cousin. Florida State University paleobiologist Gregory M. Erickson sliced up some ancient dinosaur bones uncovered in China to help an international team of scientists identify a new genus and species. Despite striking skeletal differences and only subtle similarities, the FSU researcher determined that the two remarkably intact specimens were cousins of […]

It’s in the genes: Study opens door to new treatment of the blues

A Florida State University scientist used a gene transfer technique to block the expression of a gene associated with clinical depression in a new study of mice that could lead to better treatment of human beings with this condition. Carlos Bolaños, an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, was among a team of researchers that […]

FSU physicist helps put Einstein’s most famous equation to the test

Possibly the best-known equation in all of science is Albert Einstein’s famous "E=mc2," which expresses that mass and energy are really different forms of the same thing. If the century-old equation were even slightly incorrect, the repercussions for modern physics would be enormous. There’s no need to worry, though. Florida State University physicist Edmund G. […]

Landmark FSU study of hepatitis C virus solves mystery that has stymied quest for cure

The hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects more than 170 million people worldwide and leads to both acute and chronic liver diseases. Since its discovery several decades ago, the insidious human pathogen has stymied the quest for anti-viral therapies by refusing to reproduce in test tubes for more than a few hours or days, denying scientists […]

Investing in information technology pays off for hospitals, new FSU study shows

A comprehensive Florida State University study of information technology use in acute care hospitals is the first to reveal an overall financial benefit associated with hospital investments in IT. EThe study appearing in the January-February issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management shows that hospitals improve their bottom line, and could help control spiraling health-care […]

Depression may be lifelong parent trap

Parenthood is wonderful, joyful, rewarding and … depressing. A study by Florida State University professor Robin Simon and Vanderbilt University’s Ranae Evenson found that parents have significantly higher levels of depression than adults who do not have children. Even more surprising, the symptoms of depression do not go away when the kids grow up and […]

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory featured as part of History Channel special

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and its director, Greg Boebinger, are being featured as part of a History Channel special described by its producer as "a cross between a ‘NOVA’ special and a ‘Twilight Zone’ episode." "Alien Engineering" is a documentary produced by Workaholic Productions. Producers Luke Ellis and Matthew Hickey called on leading […]

Former FSU President D’Alemberte to receive prestigious legal honor

With the crumbling of the Berlin Wall in 1989, millions of people living under communist rule behind the former Iron Curtain were given their first taste of freedom. Today, many of those same people are citizens of growing democracies and enjoy the legal protections of national constitutions and independent judiciaries. And one of the men […]

FSU signs letter of intent to establish Immokalee Health Center

NCH Healthcare System will help Florida State University’s College of Medicine establish a training program focusing on rural health in Immokalee, Fla., an area that is home to many poor farm and migrant workers. FSU President T.K. Wetherell and NCH Chief Executive Officer Edward A. Morton signed a letter of intent in which the NCH […]

The Florida Bar Foundation awards grants to FSU law school’s Children’s Advocacy Center

The Florida Bar Foundation has awarded the Children’s Advocacy Center at the Florida State University College of Law two grants totaling $100,000 to carry on work on behalf of children in the areas of special education and health care, and domestic violence and family law. "A little bit of legal aid goes a long way, […]

Hi-Yo Silver! FSU physicist helps discover an atomic oddity

Working with an international team of scientists, a Florida State University physics professor has taken part in an experiment that resulted in the creation of a silver atom with exotic properties never before observed. The team’s observations represent another step forward in science’s long journey to understand the nuclear reactions that power stars and produce […]

FSU to host 2006 conference on literature and film: ‘Documenting trauma, documenting terror’

Florida State University will host the "31st Annual Conference on Literature and Film" Feb. 2-5, 2006. This year’s event will welcome eminent scholars and filmmakers from around the world as it examines what it means to document trauma or terror under extraordinary historical conditions. The conference—"Documenting Trauma, Documenting Terror"—will kick off Thursday, Feb. 2, at […]