Health & Medicine

Researchers’ discovery could lead to improved therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart failure related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common lethal genetic disorder among children. In collaboration with scientists from across the nation, FSU researchers […]

Alzheimer’s caregivers and elder care professionals invited to free half-day training conference

For too many African-Americans, caring for a loved one with dementia can be a hard road. In an effort to help ease that process, a group of community partners including the Florida State University-based African-American Alzheimer’s Caregiver Training and Support Project (ACTS 2) will host a conference designed to celebrate the work of caregivers and […]

Class of 2019 students become M.D.s

They arrived as students and departed as doctors. In between were raucous cheers, air-horn blasts, babies’ cries and audible sighs as, one by one, the 113 graduates of the FSU College of Medicine’s Class of 2019 crossed the stage and grabbed the diploma of their dreams. This was the medical school’s 15th graduating class, and […]

Primary care, FSU-style, arrives in southwest Tallahassee

Tallahassee’s newest home for primary care is ready for business, and it’s wearing the FSU brand. On May 10, the ceremonial ribbon was cut in front of the new FSU PrimaryHealth center at Roberts Avenue and Eisenhower Street in southwest Tallahassee. The 10,000-square-foot facility has 17 exam rooms, two procedure rooms, a community room, a […]

FSU nutrition researcher receives early career award

A Florida State University researcher has received a prestigious early career award from the American Society for Nutrition. Bradley Gordon, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Science, has received the 2019 Vernon R. Young International Award for Amino Acid Research. The award is given to an early career researcher — […]

FSU researcher: Leap to middle school is hard, but can be a fresh start for socially anxious children

For young people, the transition from elementary to middle school can be a time of stress, disruption and discomfort. For children who already have trouble interacting with their peers, the transition can be particularly fraught. In a study published online earlier this year in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Florida State University developmental psychologist […]

FSU nursing dean advances college’s research mission

Judith McFetridge-Durdle may be retiring, but Florida State University’s College of Nursing dean made an everlasting impact during her five-year tenure by advancing the college in the areas of research and diversity. She will step down as dean June 30. McFetridge-Durdle’s top priority when she arrived at FSU in December 2013 was to focus on […]

New website walks parents through early childhood development, alerts them to early signs of autism

Your baby delights you but he’s causing you concern. Why is it so hard to get him to look at you? Why doesn’t he gesture as much as other babies you know? Your relatives say you worry too much. They blame your parenting for the child’s frequent tantrums. Still, you wonder: “Could my baby have […]

New clue for cancer treatment could be hiding in microscopic molecular machine

Buried deep within the dazzlingly intricate machinery of the human cell could lie a key to treating a range of deadly cancers, according to a team of scientists at Florida State University. In a new study, researchers discovered a critical missing step in the production of proteasomes — tiny structures in a cell that dispose […]

Heart health education can positively influence underserved, rural populations

Improving dietary habits and learning skills such as reading food labels and recognizing the signs of a heart attack have the potential to improve cardiovascular health among underserved rural populations, according to newly published research from Florida State University. Laurie Abbott, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing, found significant improvements in food-related behaviors […]

FSU research sheds light on spinal cord injuries

Thousands of people worldwide suffer severe spinal cord injuries each year, but little is known about why these injuries often continue to deteriorate long after the initial damage occurs. Yi Ren, a professor of biomedical sciences at the Florida State University College of Medicine, is making progress in understanding why such significant harm is inflicted […]

Noted behavioral scientist joins College of Nursing faculty

Frank Y. Wong, a National Institutes of Health-funded researcher investigating sexual health and substance use/abuse among Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the United States, has joined the Florida State University College of Nursing. Wong is an expert in community-based research targeting racial/ethnic and underserved populations, including immigrants, refugees, and linguistic and sexual minorities with […]