National Institutes of Health

FSU medical researcher receives $2.2M in NIH grants to study genetic impact on behavior

Florida State University College of Medicine researcher Michelle Arbeitman is exploring the elaborate courtship displays of male fruit flies to better understand how one’s genetic makeup influences a range of complex behaviors. Arbeitman has received two grants totaling $2.2 million from the National Institutes of Health. One focuses on genes and epigenetic changes that cause […]

FSU research: 2017 marks new highs for university scientific, creative endeavors

Florida State University researchers pushed their work to new heights in 2017, engaging in research and creative activity that produced extraordinary work and made international headlines. Here are some of the highlights of the past year: FSU HITS RECORD NIH FUNDING Florida State University researchers brought in record funding of $35.8 million from the National […]

A year to remember: Florida State achieves new heights in 2017

Florida State University enjoyed unprecedented success in 2017, continuing to build on the positive momentum of recent accomplishments. The university climbed five places for the second consecutive year in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, brought in a record amount of funding from the National Institutes of Health and won national awards for its campus diversity […]

FSU research team nets $8M grant to focus on students with learning disabilities

A Florida State University-based research team studying the best ways to help students with learning disabilities has received an $8 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Led by Richard Wagner, the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Eugenia and Russell Morcom Chair, the grant […]

FSU engineering professors win $1.7M NIH grant to search for stroke treatments

Two Florida State University researchers have received a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to find new treatments for stroke. In the United States, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and one of the primary causes of disability, with more than 795,000 individuals experiencing an attack each year. But the […]

FSU researchers receive $1.43M grant to study medical applications of synthetic chemistry

Florida State University scientists have been awarded a $1.43 million grant to support their work using synthetic chemistry to push the boundaries of biomedical research. The funds, awarded by the National Institutes of Health, will aid researchers as they explore the potential of fully synthetic natural products to tweak critical interactions between protein molecules — […]

FSU researcher looking for clues about schizophrenia with NIH grant

A Florida State University researcher has received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study potential molecular therapies for schizophrenia. The human brain’s 10 billion nerve cells communicate by transmitting signals through tiny connections known as synapses. Disruptions in those transmissions are an underlying cause of schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric […]

Florida State wins record NIH funding

Florida State University researchers have brought in record funding of $35.8 million from the National Institutes of Health, more than double the amount the university received five years ago. It is also one of the highest amounts won by any Florida research institution or university during the 2017 federal fiscal year. “This is a great […]

MagLab receives $5.8M to develop biomedical technology

The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory will be home to a new National Institutes of Health Biomedical Technology Resource Center that will develop unique instrumentation for innovative biomedical work in high magnetic fields to combat diseases like Alzheimer’s and tuberculosis. To create the center, the National MagLab will receive a $5.8 million […]

FSU researcher awarded $1.5 million NIH grant to dissect cellular garbage disposal

All cells, from bacteria to humans, must be able to rid themselves of damaged or unneeded proteins in order to remain healthy. Understanding how cells perform this vital task has become a source for discovering new and potentially more effective ways of treating diseases ranging from cancer to neurodegenerative disorders. The process is a research […]

FSU researchers receive $2.8 million grant to search for the origin of personality traits impacting longevity

Our personality predicts more than just the type of friends we may have. It also provides significant clues about our health and can even predict how long we might live. Yet little is known about how our personality forms relative to what we know about its consequences on health across the lifespan. Florida State University […]

FSU center gathers indigenous nurses to tackle common healthcare issues

Indigenous populations around the world experience high levels of health issues such as obesity, cardiac disease, diabetes and substance abuse — and Florida State University is tackling these problems head-on by going straight to the source. FSU hosted nursing researchers from across the globe to discuss these common healthcare themes in indigenous communities and why nurses […]