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Senior citizens invited to participate in research on successful longevity

Coming in the mail — watch for it — is an invitation for local seniors to take part in Florida State University’s research on successful longevity.  If you live in Leon County, Wakulla County or Gadsden County and are 60 years old or older, FSU’s Institute for Successful Longevity is sending you a postcard. The card […]

2015: An Unforgettable Year for Florida State

It was a banner year for Florida State University. The university received the largest gift in its history and selected a new provost. Our faculty members produced some remarkable research, our students were honored with national awards for their success and our athletics teams continued their tradition of competing at the highest level of intercollegiate […]

New physician assistant program names founding director

The Florida State University College of Medicine has hired a founding director for its proposed Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program after a national search. James Zedaker will join the program in January, focusing on helping the program through its initial and lengthy accreditation process. The program at the FSU College of Medicine […]

FSU Research: A look back at a memorable 2015

Florida State University had a banner year for research in 2015. Our faculty members were engaged in research and creative activity at the highest levels and produced some memorable work. Here are some highlights of the past year. A new species of dinosaur FSU Professor Gregory Erickson and University of Alaska-Fairbanks Associate Professor of Geology […]

Research shows benefits, danger of Ultraman competition

A team of Florida State University researchers found that the endurance competition called the Ultraman can lead to large reductions in body fat, but also causes temporary muscle damage and potentially insulin resistance. In the European Journal of Applied Physiology, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition Michael Ormsbee and a team of student […]

College of Nursing announces Distinguished Graduate Awards

The Florida State University College of Nursing will recognize five alumni when it presents the 2015 Distinguished Graduate and DAISY Faculty Awards Friday, Nov. 13. Established five years ago, the College of Nursing’s Distinguished Graduate Awards provide an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of alumni to the healthcare of patients through nursing […]

MagLab research paves way for flu treatments

New research by a Florida State University chemistry professor uses some of the world’s most powerful magnets to put a bullseye on the flu virus. Led by Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Tim Cross and his team at the Florida State University-based National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, scientists delved into the complexities of exactly how […]

FSU recruiting African-American dementia caregivers for faith-based project

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are tough on patients but also on caregivers, especially African-Americans. Now Rob Glueckauf, a Florida State University College of Medicine professor, is offering a new approach that he hopes will benefit numerous caregivers. And it’s free. His two-year project is called ACTS 2 (African-American Alzheimer’s Caregiver Training and Support Project […]

Undergraduate researcher explores using complex fluids to improve aviation, medicine

Revolutionary scientific research is performed by students in labs all over the world, including right here at Florida State University by undergraduate students like Jason Madinya. Through research he is doing as a part of Florida State’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, Madinya hopes to use complex fluids to make better aircraft and change how we […]

Weight discrimination linked to increased risk of mortality

In recent years, Florida State University College of Medicine researchers Angelina R. Sutin and Antonio Terracciano have found that people who experience weight discrimination are more likely to become or remain obese, to develop chronic health problems and to have a lower satisfaction with life. Now they’ve found that people who report being subjected to […]

Study: Weight training helps breast cancer survivors regain strength

Weight training can be a big boost to breast cancer survivors who are trying to regain muscle and bone strength lost due to cancer treatment and physical inactivity, says a Florida State University researcher. In the academic journal Healthcare, FSU Professor of Exercise Science Lynn Panton details how a weight training regimen can help women […]

Chore or stress reliever: Study suggests that washing dishes decreases stress

Washing those dreadful dishes after a long day seems like the furthest thing from relaxation. Or is it? Student and faculty researchers at Florida State University have found that mindfully washing dishes calms the mind and decreases stress. Published in the journal Mindfulness,the study looked at whether washing dishes could be used as an informal […]