Health & Medicine

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Bend explore career opportunities with FSU College of Nursing

Thirty middle and high school students got to experience a day in the life of Florida State University nursing students through a special event set up by the FSU College of Nursing and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Bend. “We are so excited to welcome students to the College of Nursing,” said […]

$1.8M NIH grant to fund new treatment for stroke patients

The National Institutes of Health is funding a $1.8 million project led by a researcher at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering that will use artificially grown, simplified mini-organs to create medicine that targets brain cells damaged by stroke. The research team will use stem cells to create miniature organs that resemble human brains. From those […]

FSU researchers discover brand-new brain pathway to fear

Florida State University researchers have identified a new pathway in the brain that plays an important role in our response to fear. Scientists have long considered the amygdala, an almond-shaped structure in the center of the brain, to be the “center of fear” and believed it to be largely responsible for how an individual responds […]

Florida State University College of Medicine announces Match Day results

Graduating students in the Florida State University College of Medicine’s M.D. Class of 2022 received notification today of where they will enter residency training this summer. The Match Day ceremony took place at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall for the first time since 2019, after two years of virtual events. “These students showed tremendous resilience […]

FSU psychologist receives 1.8M NIH grant to study eating disorders, obesity

When it comes to treating eating disorders and tackling obesity, scientists know the brain holds the keys to unlocking answers to the most intriguing questions. Now, with help from a new National Institutes of Health grant, a Florida State University researcher is studying occurrences in specific regions of the brain that motivate us to reach […]

FSU College of Medicine research advances understanding of DNA repair

A Florida State University College of Medicine researcher has made a discovery that alters our understanding of how the body’s DNA repair process works and may lead to new chemotherapy treatments for cancer and other disorders. The fact that DNA can be repaired after it has been damaged is one of the great mysteries of […]

FSU research team finds lead exposure linked to IQ loss

A Florida State University research team has published a new study that estimates that exposure to lead has robbed Americans on average 2.6 IQ points per person. The study is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “Most of what we think of as the lost generation and the greatest generation and baby […]

Study finds racialized disenfranchisement affects physical health of Black People

Higher levels of racial inequality in political disenfranchisement are linked to negative health outcomes in Black populations in the United States, according to a new Florida State University study. Assistant Professor of Sociology and Associate Director of the Public Health Program Patricia Homan, the study’s lead author, said it revealed that racialized disenfranchisement is accompanied […]

Florida State researchers identify link that plays a role in regulating neuropsychiatric brain disorders

Florida State University researchers have identified a link between two key parts of the brain that play significant roles in conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia and depression. Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Wen Li and psychology doctoral candidate Kevin Clancy found that stimulating the system in the brain that deals […]

Researchers find key hormone influences social behavior from areas outside the brain 

Oxytocin’s role in regulating and influencing social behavior is well known. Numerous ongoing clinical trials are focusing on the levels of the hormone in the brain but now a Florida State University research team has found evidence that oxytocin receptors outside of the brain may play an important role in shaping social behavior.  Elizabeth Hammock, […]

Five questions: FSU researcher explains work to treat corneal disease

A Florida State University technology developed to treat an incurable eye condition has proven so effective in clinical trials that investors have funded a third portion of Series A financing for Trefoil Therapeutics to support the further creation of treatments for corneal disease. Professor of Biomedical Sciences Michael Blaber, who developed the treatment and co-founded […]

Florida State, Apalachee Center and TMH plan new psychiatry residency program

The Florida State University College of Medicine, Apalachee Center and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare have signed an agreement to establish and operate a psychiatry residency program, addressing a critical area of need for the training of additional mental health-care providers for the region and state. The program will be based at Apalachee Center, a Tallahassee-based organization […]