National Institutes of Health

FSU medical researcher awarded $1.6M for epilepsy work

Florida State University neuroscientist Sanjay Kumar has received $1.6 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to pave the way for a more effective treatment for temporal lobe epilepsy.       Temporal lobe epilepsy, the most common form in adults, is not improved with anti-epileptic medications.  Kumar and his electrophysiology lab […]

FSU scientist receives $1.14M from NIH to study epigenetics

A Florida State University scientist has received $1.14 million from the National Institutes of Health to study a little understood area of human epigenetics. Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Brian Chadwick will examine what’s called the inactive X chromosome — essentially a silent chromosome in women where the biological functions are largely unknown. “The inactive […]

FSU research team makes Zika drug breakthrough

A team of researchers from Florida State University, Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health has found existing drug compounds that can both stop Zika from replicating in the body and from damaging the crucial fetal brain cells that lead to birth defects in newborns. One of the drugs is already on the […]

Biophysics researcher wins $2.5 million NIH award

A Florida State University researcher is among the first batch of scientists to be awarded a new type of National Institutes of Health grant that will provide full support for their research programs over the next five years. Professor of Physics Huan-Xiang Zhou will receive $2.5 million as part of the Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award […]