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FSU study finds body image stereotypes may begin in the high chair

Parents of toddlers may be serving up stereotypes about body image that could contribute to eating disorders or behavioral problems later in life, according to a pair of new Florida State University studies. Researchers found that parents of 3-year-olds worried that their sons but not their daughters were underweight—even though the weights and body mass […]

FSU researcher working to make medicine “smarter”

As much as patients would like for the word "doctor" to mean "all-knowing," unfortunately, this will never be the case. Human fallibility on the part of medical professionals sometimes leads to devastating misdiagnoses that can result in additional suffering, or even death, for their patients. But there is hope for better, more accurate medical diagnoses […]

Work on cancer-killing compound nets FSU professor major grant

Within a laboratory on the Florida State University campus, a chemist leads a team of researchers in a quest to develop synthetic versions of rare natural substances. If all goes well, the team’s efforts could pay off in the form of the next generation of cancer-fighting drugs. Such research often is a long, laborious process […]

FSU biologists describe key role of signal-transcribing gene in Alzheimer’s, other ills

Biologists at Florida State University have uncovered the pivotal role of a gene called "Cut" that acts as a sort of middleman in cell-to-cell communication. A DNA-binding protein, Cut interprets and transcribes the developmental signals sent through the "Notch" gene, which regulates a layer of epithelial cells as they replicate and divide. But when Cut […]

Honors medical scholars program creates fast track to med school

The FSU College of Medicine has joined forces with the university’s Honors Program to establish a B.S./M.D. program that will be open to five students annually beginning in fall 2006. The program will allow eligible FSU honors students to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree of their choice while also participating in the Medical Scholars […]

FSU College of Medicine helps land $2 million geriatrics grant

Health care for the elderly in northern Florida, southern Alabama and southern Georgia is about to get better through a new $2 million Geriatric Education Center involving departments at Florida State University, Florida A&M University and the University of South Alabama. Older patients are the highest users of health care services, medications, nursing home stays […]

Thomasville’s Archbold, FSU medical school join forces

The Florida State University College of Medicine is joining forces with Archbold Medical Center in an agreement through which a number of medical students will receive their clinical training in Thomasville, Ga. College of Medicine Dean J. Ocie Harris announced that Archbold and the college have signed an affiliation agreement that allows FSU’s third-and fourth-year […]

Biomedical grant may lead to quicker detection of heart attacks

When diagnosing and treating a heart attack, a few minutes can spell the difference between life and death. Now, researchers have received a grant that will help them produce a medical device that can cut minutes or even hours off the time it takes to begin life-saving treatment. The Florida Department of Health has announced […]

FSU researcher puts attention on ADHD drug treatment

The use of drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has grown in the last decade, but it’s those who live in the most affluent areas of the United States who are most likely to get medication for the disorder. Florida State University Economics Professor Farasat Bokhari was the co-author of a study published in […]

FSU study on endometriosis pain strikes a nerve

Women with endometriosis often have several types of chronic pain conditions because their abnormal growths develop a nerve supply that communicates with the brain, new research suggests. Florida State University Professor of Neuroscience Karen Berkleywas the lead researcher in a study that shows that endometrial cysts become supplied by sympathetic and sensory nerves that could […]

Outreach programs contribute to unprecedented diversity at FSU College of Medicine

Outreach programs at the Florida State University College of Medicine have played a key role in the admission of a remarkably diverse first-year medical school class—one in which minorities and women are both in the majority. Of the 80 students in the medical school’s Class of 2009, which began classes this week, 51.3 percent are […]

FSU College of Medicine to graduate first class

Just under five years after the legislation creating the Florida State University College of Medicine was signed into law, the medical school will hold a commencement ceremony for its first class: SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2005 10 A.M. COLLEGE OF MEDICINE COURTYARD STADIUM DRIVE AND CALL STREET TALLAHASSEE The students in the inaugural class began their […]