Health & Medicine

Let’s Dance: FSU researchers investigate how tango may help Parkinson’s patients

Parkinson’s disease takes a lot from its victims. Patients often notice its onset as a tremor in one of their hands. As it progresses, it can impair balance, change speech patterns, alter thinking and dramatically affect movement. There is no cure, but there are ways to improve symptoms. Researchers from Florida State University suggest practicing […]

FSU researchers help discover new genetic variants that cause heart disease in infants

Florida State University researchers working in an international collaboration have identified new genetic variants that cause heart disease in infants, and their research has led to novel insights into the role of a protein that affects how the heart pumps blood. It is a discovery that could lead to new treatments for people suffering from […]

FSU study underscores importance of molecular highways for organ health

Turns out, even your cells hate traffic jams. In order for cells to function properly, they need to be able to coordinate traffic within their walls and let information flow in and out. Inside a cell, molecules, organelles and information travel along microtubules, which work like highways or conveyor belts. Backups can occur if the […]

FSU researchers find certain clinical steps can reduce firearm-related suicide

About 47,000 Americans die by suicide annually; more than half are by firearm. Now, researchers at Florida State University have found that certain clinical steps that encourage basic firearm safety could reduce that number. Their study, published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, focused on young adults with a history of suicidal thoughts and […]

FSU study aids fight against HIV, hepatitis B

A discovery by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers is expected to open the door for new and more potent treatment options for many of the more than 36 million people worldwide infected with the HIV virus and for others chronically ill with hepatitis B. Their work has established for the first time the […]

Inaugural graduate of FSU School of Physician Assistant Practice finds path back to medical career

Fifteen years and nearly 7,000 miles separate Tamer Tadros from the joy of a medical school graduation that was supposed to launch a long and prosperous career as a physician. On Saturday in Tallahassee he’ll graduate once more, marking an earnest rebirth for his career in medicine. Tadros, 38, is one of the 37 members […]

FSU’s growing Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program to graduate 25 more future health professionals

When one of the newest academic programs at Florida State University opened its doors to undergraduates in fall 2016, about 450 students were expected to enroll within its first two years. Instead, more than 700 students rushed through the door by fall 2017. That number has grown to about 900 today. Since its inception, 39 […]

Researchers named to National Academy of Inventors

A Florida State University professor and the dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have been named to the National Academy of Inventors. Michael Blaber, a professor of Biomedical Sciences in the FSU College of Medicine, and Murray Gibson, dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, have been named fellows of the academy, which highlights […]

Need a self-image boost? FSU researchers say stop checking the mirror

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Women worried about their appearance could boost their self image by reducing certain behaviors such as mirror checking, according to a new study by Florida State University researchers. The research team found that women who reduced the number of times they checked or fixed their appearance showed substantial reductions in appearance concerns and […]

FSU research: Ketamine could help men suffering from alcohol use disorder

Research from Florida State University is giving physicians a better understanding of ketamine, a potentially useful tool in treating depression that still has unanswered questions. A team of researchers working in the laboratory of Mohamed Kabbaj, a professor of Biomedical Sciences and Neuroscience in the College of Medicine, showed that ketamine can decrease alcohol consumption in male rats […]

FSU nursing professor recognized as Fellow of the American Heart Association

A Florida State University College of Nursing professor has been recognized as a fellow of the American Heart Association. Assistant Professor Lucinda Graven will be recognized as a newly elected fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA) at the AHA Scientific Sessions Nov. 16 -18 in Philadelphia. “It’s a great honor to know that I’m […]

FSU clinical psychology doctoral program wins prestigious award

Florida State University’s doctoral program in clinical psychology has won a prestigious award from one of the nation’s largest professional organizations for clinical psychologists. The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) has chosen the FSU Clinical Psychology Program for its biannual 2019 Outstanding Training Program Award in recognition of the group’s significant contributions in […]