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Giant Thai Insect Reveals Clues to Human Heart Disease

Taylor and his team used an electron microscope to capture the first three-dimensional image of a tiny filament, or strand, of an essential muscle that the palm-sized water bug Lethocerus indicus uses to fly. . This image shows for the first time...
30-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Top Nursing Researcher to Create Center for Health Equity of Native American, Indigenous People


John Lowe, a Cherokee Native American tribal member and one of only 20 Native American nurses in the United States who has a doctoral degree, is the new endowed McKenzie Professor in Health Disparities Research. At FSU, he will create the Center for...
19-Sep-2016 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fruit Flies Yield Clues on Cancerous Tumor Hotspots

A Florida State University research team, in coordination with a team from Japan, has found that the epithelial tissues that line the surfaces of organs throughout the body intrinsically have hot spots for cancerous tumors. They discovered this...
7-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lightning Strikes: Thunderstorms Spread Mercury Pollution

In a new study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, Assistant Professor of Meteorology Christopher Holmes writes that thunderstorms have 50 percent higher concentrations of mercury than other rain events.
31-Aug-2016 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

FSU Research Team Makes Zika Drug Breakthrough


A team of researchers from Florida State University, Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health have found existing drug compounds that can both stop Zika from replicating in the body and from damaging the crucial fetal brain...
25-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

FSU Chemistry Professor Explores Outer Regions of Periodic Table


In the latest edition of the journal Science, Florida State University Professor Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt captures the fundamental chemistry of the element berkelium, or Bk on the periodic table.
22-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

School Quality, Genetics Play Role in Child’s Reading Ability

Natural smarts can only take a child so far if they are also attending a poor school, according to new educational research from Florida State University.
10-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

FSU’s Center for Advanced Power Systems Nets $35M Naval Award

Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems has been awarded a five-year $35 million grant by the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research to bring together researchers to spur innovation and advance the Navy’s efforts to build an...
8-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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