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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 […]

Give in order to receive: FSU study finds low-income mothers expected to reciprocate support

Low-income mothers who need support, such as with small cash loans or childcare, are often called on to reciprocate, according to a new Florida State University study. College of Social Work Associate Professor Melissa Radey and College of Human Sciences Professor Lenore McWey examined the support networks of low-income mothers using secondary data from mothers […]

Three recent FSU grads win Humanity in Action fellowships

Three recent graduates of Florida State University received 2019 fellowships from Humanity in Action, an international organization that educates and inspires young leaders who are passionate about changing the world. Beginning this summer, fellowship winners Brandon Brown, Saleshia Ellis and Kiara Gilbert will participate in the one-year program, which brings together international groups of university […]

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 mourns loss of Lawton Professor Shridhar K. Sathe

The Florida State University community is mourning the loss of Shridhar K. Sathe, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor and Hazel K. Stiebeling Professor in the College of Human Sciences, who died Thursday, April 4, at the age of 68. “Dr. Sathe was an internationally renowned scientist, but more importantly, he was a loving father and […]

FSU research: What you learn from mom and dad plays role in friendship development

The way parents respond to their children’s wants and needs can play a critical role in the way they learn to form strong friendships, according to a new Florida State University study. Bethany Blair, an assistant professor of family and child sciences at FSU, found that parents who responded to their children in a warm […]

Late night snacker? Make it cottage cheese

Eager to eat a snack before bedtime? A protein-filled snack like cottage cheese is the way to go, say Florida State University researchers. Associate Professor of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences Michael Ormsbee and former FSU graduate student Samantha Leyh found that consuming 30 grams of protein about 30 minutes before bed appears to have […]