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With $2M NIH grant, FSU becomes 1 of world's top imaging centers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- At Florida State University, the collective strength of biomedical research and the scientists who lead it has earned a $2 million High-End Instrumentation (HEI) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The one-year award will help FSU buy a state-of-the-art robotic...

Research Fund for FSU to Eradicate Dyslexia

The Federal Government has provided a grant of $6 million for the Florida State University to carry out a more detailed research work for dyslexia in children.// The schedule involves understanding, predicting, and prevention of the symptom. The grant will fund the creation of a National Ins...

Three-Dimensional Image Of AIDS Virus – BY FSU Researcher

Florida State University, has developed a three-dimensional image of the AIDS virus, with lots of protein spikes on its surface, which aids in fusing// with human immune cells – An extraordinary work since past 25 year when it was diagnosed. Findings from this AIDS research could boost the dev...

Study: Benefit to women not enough to sway men to get HPV vaccine

...g the vaccine, according to a new Florida State University study. Mary Gerend, assistant professor of medical humanities and social sciences at the fsu College of Medicine, and Jessica Barley, a 2008 Florida State psychology graduate who based her honors thesis on the study, found that men are no more...

FSU researcher wins $2.2 million grant to study childhood obesity

...Plan; expanded health assessments sponsored by the fsu College of Medicine using funds generated by Dance Marathon on the fsu campus; and a wellness Web site that promotes heal...versity of Florida and is the first from the young fsu College of Medicine research program to be selecte...

Sudden Death Hits Stadiums Across Florida

...ire/ -- Football fans may see an unconventional anti-tobacco display at the fsu vs. UF game today. Tobacco Free Florida will be tailgating under a tent, ro... Florida Department of Health, this display is meant to generate buzz among fsu and UF fans. "We are excited to have the opportunity to reach thousands of ...

Manhattan Scientifics Acquires Metallicum, Inc.

...nano-structuring process was developed through a U.S. Department of Energy program that brings together its national laboratories, U.S. companies, and fsu institutes to redirect the efforts of scientists who formerly worked on nuclear weapons and related military technologies. About Manhattan Scientifi...

Discovery to hasten new malaria treatments, vaccines for children

... the journal Malaria. The paper was co-authored by fsu Associate Professor Tom Keller, Professor Ken Roux...essor at Chipola College in Marianna, Fla. The fsu news has emerged amid worsening data on malarias h... adults become resistant to malaria infection, the fsu researchers measured the levels of cytokines -- mo...

Researcher, magnet lab receive $2 million grant to target tuberculosis

...safer, more effective treatment. There has been a lot of interest in our proposal, Cross said, adding, The quality of the graduate students here at fsu made the difference for us. Without a quality research team like this one, this project goes nowhere and our chance of funding work this important wou...

FSU researcher lands $3.3 million grant to help smokers kick habit

...with a colleague from the University of Vermont to develop an innovative method that will help smokers with anxiety disorders extinguish the habit. fsu psychology Professor Brad Schmidt and UVM psychology Professor Michael Zvolensky are recruiting about 600 people -- 300 at each campus -- to participa...
FSU in Biological News

Landmark study unlocks stem cell, DNA secrets to speed therapies

...s. Using mouse and human embryonic stem cells, fsu researchers employed advanced imaging techniques a...nford University in the 1980's, Gilbert joined the fsu faculty and was appointed as the first J. Herbert ...of Molecular Biology in 2006. Results from the fsu study, which includes contributions from researche...

Study reveals specific gene in adolescent men with delinquent peers

...shows that the propensity in some adolescents to affiliate with delinquent peers is tied up in the genome," said Beaver, an assistant professor in the fsu College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Criminological research has long linked antisocial, drug-using and criminal behavior to delinquent pe...

New studies find global warming will have significant economic impacts on Florida coasts

... on Energy Policy, a project of the Bipartisan Policy Center. About the fsu study: This study uses current estimates of sea level rise from Florida...m major storm events, and the value and area of land at risk. Under the fsu study's estimates for sea level in Dade County, the value of land at risk t...

Computational biochemist uncovers a molecular clue to evolution

...sics; Clemens Lakner, a graduate assistant in the Department of Biological Science; David Swofford, a research scientist at Duke University and former fsu faculty member; Lizbeth Hedstrom, a professor of biochemistry at Brandeis University; and postdocs Helen R. Josephine and Iaian S. MacPherson, both of...

FSU, Magnet Lab researchers license critical petroleum data

... With this software, the companies will benefit from research that has made fsu the best in the world at understanding petroleum. "Crude oil is possibly...d Marshall, the Robert O. Lawton Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at fsu and director of the magnet lab's Ion Cyclotron Resonance Program. "A single...

NIH awards more than $33 million to fund state-of-the-art research equipment

...ion, two high-powered electron microscopes, such as the one to Florida State University (FSU), will be supported through these awards. With its award, fsu will purchase a top-of-the-line, robotic electron microscope capable of rapid 3-D imaging of frozen specimens, enabling researchers to see the intrica...

Known genetic risk for Alzheimer's in whites also places blacks at risk

...ces one at risk for Alzheimer's disease does not discriminate between blacks and whites, according to new research led by Florida State University. fsu Psychology Professor Natalie Sachs-Ericsson and graduate student Kathryn Sawyer have found that the gene APOE epsilon 4 allele is a risk factor for Af...

'Women in Science' fellowship to fund postdoc's study of deep-sea methane

...e in the geologic past." After graduating from fsu in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemi...uate alumnus of FSU. In April 2007 she returned to fsu as a "post-doc" in the oceanography department. Th...o with the type of research being conducted in the fsu oceanography department," Lapham said. "So often i...

'Hidden-hero' microbes in soil, water may help naturally clean toxic sites

...University Associate Professor Joel Kostka and his fsu oceanography department team will help clean up th...ear study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, fsu researchers will be testing a natural method calle...or the project, which includes research teams from fsu and multiple universities and national laboratorie...

Fire ants: Their true story told by the scientist who loves them

...feet of underground foraging tunnels ?about 20,000 ant body-lengths. On a human scale, that's the staggering equivalent of 20 miles or more. On the fsu faculty since 1970, Tschinkel's wide-ranging research has also encompassed the ecology of arboreal ants (a main food of the endangered red-cockaded wo...
FSU in Biological Technology

FSU scientific computing department hosts international conference

...s design and biological and soft matter response, as well as the response of materials under extreme conditions in the nuclear reactor environment. fsu Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Harold Kroto, who won a Nobel Prize in 1996 for his co-discovery of "buckyballs," will give the ...
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