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FSU technology tracks the ocean current

A Florida State University researcher has developed a new technology that can track the oceans’ currents and surface circulation. Ocean currents play an important role in many everyday processes such as shipping, navigation, commercial fishing, recreational boating and safety. They also impact our climate, sediment transport, ocean ecosystems and animal migrations. But the movements of […]

The next frontier: FSU undergrads among first to use advanced gene editing technology

A new Florida State University biology course is providing a group of talented young students with a unique opportunity: hands-on, experimental lab work with the world’s most revolutionary gene editing technology.  The course was designed by Jonathan Dennis, FSU associate professor of biological science, who set out to assemble a curriculum that combined an engaging, […]

New hope for lipophilic nanoparticles in biology

Nanoparticles show enormous potential for therapeutics due to unique properties that emerge in nanostructured materials. Quantum dots, for instance, show robust size-dependent fluorescence that allows potential applications in medical imaging. Silicon is a particularly promising material for medical applications of quantum dots because bulk silicon is non-toxic and fluorescence of silicon nanoparticles can be tuned […]

FSU researchers take big step forward in nanotech-based drugs

Nanotechnology has become a growing part of medical research in recent years, with scientists feverishly working to see if tiny particles could revolutionize the world of drug delivery. But many questions remain about how to effectively transport those particles and associated drugs to cells.  In an article published today in Scientific Reports, FSU Associate Professor […]

FSU welcomes National Science Foundation director to campus

Florida State University welcomed National Science Foundation Director France Córdova to campus this week for a tour of research facilities and meetings with students, faculty and state political leaders. “We’re honored that Director Córdova made time to visit us here at Florida State and to see the great work being done on campus that her […]

Miniature organisms in the sand play big role in our oceans

The small organisms that slip unnoticed through sand play an important role in keeping our oceans healthy and productive, according to a Florida State University researcher.  In the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Jeroen Ingels, a researcher at the FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory, explains that small organisms called meiofauna that live in […]

FSU researcher to lead U.S.-Russia project on health, space travel

NASA-Funded Project to Examine Vision, Cardiovascular Problems A Florida State University researcher will lead a joint U.S.-Russia project that will examine the effect of space travel on astronauts’ vision, an ongoing problem that NASA has been eager to solve. “The issue of vision impairment is very important to NASA,” said Michael Delp, dean of the […]

National MagLab rolls out the red carpet for Open House

The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is rolling out the red carpet for science at its upcoming annual Open House. On Feb. 25, the largest, highest-powered magnet lab in the world will open its doors for thousands of science fans. The region’s largest science event, the Open House will feature 100 hands-on […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering to celebrate National Engineers Week

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has organized a host of events in commemoration of National Engineers Week — a time where we recognize how the skills, innovation and creativity of engineers have fueled the march of human progress. National Engineers Week will take place from Sunday, Feb. 19 through Saturday, Feb. 25. All events are […]

Distinguished FSU chemistry professor named fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

A Florida State University chemistry professor has been named a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom. Professor Naresh Dalal, a 22-year veteran of the FSU Department of Chemistry and former department chair, was named a fellow of the society in recognition of his accomplishments in the field of information […]

Sunlight or bacteria? Scientists investigate what breaks down permafrost carbon

A Florida State University researcher is delving into the complexities of exactly how permafrost thawing in the Earth’s most northern regions is cycling back into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide and further fueling climate change. Answer: It has a lot to do with tiny little bugs called microbes and little to do with sunlight. Assistant […]

How untreated water is making our kids sick: FSU researcher explores possible climate change link

A Florida State University researcher has drawn a link between the impact of climate change and untreated drinking water on the rate of gastrointestinal illness in children. Assistant Professor of Geography Chris Uejio has published a first-of-its-kind study, “Drinking-water treatment, climate change, and childhood gastrointestinal illness projections for northern Wisconsin (USA) communities drinking untreated groundwater,” […]