Health & Medicine

World experts on pharmaceuticals to tackle regional priorities for delivering medicines globally

The Florida State University College of Law is gathering together 30 of the world’s most creative thinkers and leading experts on pharmaceuticals this week to discuss the future of global pharmaceutical regulation, ways to improve the system, research and development for new pharmaceuticals, and assuring access to medicines. Participants in the roundtable "Global Pharmaceutical Regulation […]

FSU trims the fat with new trans fat-free oil

Campus dining options at Florida State University are even healthier now—and still delicious—following the recent conversion to trans fat-free fryer oil at FSU eateries. The heart-savvy switch to non-hydrogenated corn and sunflower fryer oil by Aramark, FSU’s dining services provider, has come in response to a growing concern among consumers nationally over intake of potentially […]

National experts to discuss future of Medicare

Some of the nation’s top experts on aging and economics will discuss issues surrounding the Medicare system at Florida State University on Feb. 22 at the FSU Alumni Center when the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy and the Claude Pepper Center host the symposium “Medicare: Taking Care of Your Future?” Chris Farrell, an […]

FSU researchers determine a critical factor in workings of proteins

Scientists know that a better understanding of how proteins bond could lead to more effective treatments for genetic disorders and other life-threatening conditions. Now, a new theory from a pair of Florida State University researchers has been proven to accurately predict the association rate for proteins. Their theory is outlined in the February issue of […]

Picture this: FSU professor’s research could lead to vastly improved medical imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, has revolutionized health care, providing doctors with a highly accurate, non-invasive tool for diagnosing cancer, injuries and other maladies within the human body. Now, a Florida State University researcher has collaborated in a research project that could lead to ways of producing even sharper medical images. Naresh Dalal, the Dirac […]

FSU anthropologist’s brain analysis confirms ancient ‘Hobbit’ a separate species

After the skeletal remains of an 18,000-year-old, "Hobbit"-sized human were discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, some scientists thought that the specimen must have been a pygmy or a microcephalic—a human with an abnormally small skull. Not so, said Dean Falk, a world-renowned paleoneurologist and chair of Florida State University’s anthropology department, […]

FSU study: Can prunes reverse bone loss after menopause?

Could a handful of nutrient-rich dried plums each day help keep the doctor away by actually reversing bone loss in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis or osteoarthritis? A unique clinical study under way in the Florida State University College of Human Sciences means to find out. FSU Professor Bahram H. Arjmandi is the principal investigator and […]

FSU study: Parents may have longer to influence kids’ self-control

Parents, take note: longstanding theory contends that low self-control is more strongly correlated with crime than any other known factor, and also claims that self-control patterns stabilize and become fixed in children by age 10, persisting thereafter. Now, a Florida State University study offers strong empirical evidence that supports—and challenges—the "stability thesis," an idea that […]

With BYU partner, FSU’s Magnet Lab researchers decipher flu virus

As the Northern Hemisphere braces for another flu season, researchers at Florida State University’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory are making strides toward better understanding the mechanics of the virus that causes it—a virus that kills between one-quarter and one-half million people each year. Tim Cross, director of the lab’s Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) program, […]

FSU study links anxiety sensitivity to future psychological disorders

People who get scared when they experience a pounding heart, sweaty palms or dizziness—even if the cause is something as mundane as stress, exercise or caffeine—are more likely to develop a clinical case of anxiety or panic disorder, according to a Florida State University researcher. While other researchers have proposed a connection between this so-called […]

Grace under pressure: FSU researchers analyze effects of stress on decision-making

A nursing student assigned to check a heart patient’s vital statistics enters the patient’s room. Suddenly, the patient stops breathing and exhibits an erratic heartbeat. What steps must the nursing student take to ensure that the patient doesn’t die before a better-trained medical professional can arrive? Fortunately, in this instance the emergency was merely a […]

Depression symptoms less likely in kids with accurate self-perceptions

Children who can accurately assess how their classmates feel about them—even if those feelings are negative—are less likely to show symptoms of depression, according to Florida State University researchers. Psychology Professor Janet Kistner found that children in third through fifth grades who had the wrong idea about their level of social acceptance were more likely […]