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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 […]

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 […]

Using fruit flies to study cancer: FSU scientists investigate childhood tumors

A team of Florida State University researchers has discovered that a common household pest can tell us a lot about an aggressive tumor that attacks young children.  Professor of Biological Science Wu-Min Deng and postdoctoral researcher Gengqiang Xie published a new paper in the journal Cancer Research that describes how a complex protein called Snr1, […]

Investors, NIH excited about FSU biomedical research targeting rare eye disease

Florida State University College of Medicine Professor Michael Blaber has spent years perfecting an artificial human protein for stimulating cell growth while also learning about the equally complex world of venture capitalists.  Now, with the significant help of the National Institutes of Health and $5.2 million from five investment firms, he is closer to providing […]