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FSU researchers find space between polymer chains affects energy conversion

A team led by FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researchers has new insight into molecules that change their shape in response to light. The researchers studying azobenzene-based polymers found that their free volume — a measure of the space between polymer chains — was strongly linked with the polymers’ ability to convert visible light radiation into […]

FSU chemist awarded $1M Department of Energy grant to explore clean energy materials

A Florida State University professor has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate possible alternatives to rare and expensive materials used in an array of clean energy applications. Rob Schurko, a professor in FSU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and director of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Magnetic […]

FSU chemistry researcher receives NIH grant to understand structural underpinnings of fibrosis

A Florida State University researcher has received a prestigious National Institutes of Health grant to examine the role that protein-RNA interactions play in promoting fibrosis and cancers. Robert Silvers, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has received $1.8 million from the NIH to examine what are called La-related proteins (LARPs) that interact with RNA as […]

FSU receives $12.8M from National Institutes of Health to foster faculty diversity in health sciences research

A team of Florida State University researchers from the College of Nursing, College of Medicine and College of Arts & Sciences has received a $12.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to build a diverse community of early career researchers committed to improving mental health and chronic disease prevention and management. The university will use the funding to create the […]

FSU College of Medicine researcher will study spread of HIV with $6.5 million NIH grant

The Florida State University College of Medicine has received a $6.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to look at slowing the spread of HIV in young adults, the only demographic where infection rates are rising. Though new HIV cases increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, the overall number has been slashed by half over the […]

FSU College of Medicine research links personality traits and hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease

New research from the Florida State University College of Medicine found that changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease are often visible early on in individuals with personality traits associated with the condition. The study focused on two traits previously linked to the risk of dementia: neuroticism, which measures a predisposition for negative emotions, […]

FSU atmospheric scientist earns NOAA award to improve tropical forecast modeling

A Florida State University researcher has received funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve the accuracy of tropical cyclone formation forecasting. Allison Wing, assistant professor of meteorology in the Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, will use the three-year, $539,000 award to develop a new set of tools that identify tropical […]

Building blocks: FSU chemists create new system to build compound critical to drug development

A team of Florida State University chemists has developed a faster way to synthesize a class of compounds that are commonly used in the development of new medications. Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Joel M. Smith along with doctoral student Thiago Grigolo and undergraduate Ariana Subhit published a paper in the journal Organic Letters […]

FSU, FAMU researchers receive National Academy of Sciences grant to form new Gulf Scholars program

Researchers from Florida State University and Florida A&M University have launched the FAMU-FSU Gulf Scholars Program with a $1 million grant from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to support students who are interested in tackling longstanding social, economic, environmental and justice-related challenges facing the Gulf of Mexico region. The program will provide unique learning and research […]

FSU research team awarded $3.1M NIH grant to address racial inequities in health care

A team of Florida State University researchers has received a National Institutes of Health Director’s Transformative Research Award worth $3.1 million to investigate racial inequities in the nation’s health-care system. The award is the first of its kind to be administered by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the NIH. […]

NSF grant funds new 40T superconducting magnet design at FSU-headquartered MagLab

A new $15.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will produce a detailed design for the world’s most powerful superconducting magnet at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. While the National MagLab is already home to more than a dozen world-record magnets used by researchers from around the world, the […]

FSU researchers find endangered species remain vulnerable in some marine-protected areas

Florida State University researchers have found that some marine-protected areas may not work as predicted in safeguarding and conserving endangered species. A team of international researchers found that hawksbill turtles in Brazil are most often searching for food and breeding outside the boundaries of marine-protected areas, which are designated regions of seas, oceans, the Great […]