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FSU researchers find racial inequity among adolescents receiving flu vaccine

Black adolescents living in the United States tend to receive the influenza vaccine at significantly lower rates than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to Florida State University researchers. A new study, led by former FSU graduate student Noah Webb, along with current graduate student Benjamin Dowd-Arrow and Associate Professors of Sociology Miles Taylor and […]

Latinos are more at risk for Alzheimer’s, and FSU researchers want to know why

It’s a million-dollar question: Why do people with Latino backgrounds have a 50 percent greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease than non-Latino whites? FSU College of Medicine researcher Angelina Sutin will seek answers as principal investigator on a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health. For the […]

Faculty to collide in annual interdisciplinary research event

EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED Florida State University researchers will come together this month for the third annual Collaborative Collision, an interdisciplinary event designed to foster research partnerships in a variety of areas. “This event is a great example of how many faculty members are tackling similar problems from different perspectives,” said Vice President for Research […]

FSU faculty awarded $226M in research dollars

Florida State University researchers brought in more than $226 million in the 2018 fiscal year from federal, state and private sources to support investigations into areas such as nuclear science, climate change, the effect of deep space travel on human health and much more. This is a $16 million increase over the prior fiscal year […]

FSU’s Center for Anchored Phylogenomics changes the way we study evolution

Florida State University’s Center for Anchored Phylogenomics is using a cutting-edge research technique to answer a question that scientists have labored over lucklessly for generations: How do we produce enough genetic data to construct an accurate evolutionary tree quickly and cost effectively? Thanks to the development of a specialized gene sampling technique by center co-directors […]

Danfoss Turbocor president receives 2018 FSU Research Community Partner Award

The Florida State University Office of Research honored Danfoss Turbocor Compressors President Ricardo Schneider Tuesday with the FSU Office of Research Community Partner of the Year Award for his work in promoting university research locally and worldwide. Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander said the award recognizes Schneider’s continued efforts to partner with the […]

Women’s History Month: FSU women leading the research charge

Women’s History Month, celebrated every March in the United States, provides schools, workplaces and communities around the country the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of American women to our society. At Florida State University, those contributions are on full display. Over the past year, FSU women have conducted breakthrough research with the […]

Do your share: Perception of fair division of housework linked to better sex among married individuals in midlife

Husbands, are you helping your spouse with chores around the house? If your wife doesn’t think so that may result in a less satisfying sex life, according to new research by Florida State University. FSU Sociology Professor Anne Barrett and her former student Alexandra Raphael found that when wives reported an unfair arrangement in the […]

Advanced spatial planning models could promise new era of sustainable ocean development

Earth’s vast oceans brim with potential for commercial activities ranging from tourism to shipping to alternative energy, but planning for the sustainable coexistence of different and competing industries has proved a complicated task. Now, researchers led by Florida State University Assistant Professor of Geography Sarah Lester have introduced an advanced, holistic analytical model that could […]

FSU, FAMU and TCC wow local community at Discovery on Parade innovation showcase

Taken individually, Tallahassee’s institutions of higher education are high-powered engines of scientific invention and creative achievement. But when they join together to share their ideas, discoveries and innovations with the Tallahassee community, as they did for the third annual Discovery on Parade event on March 1, the results can be spectacular. “We all recognize the […]