In recent human trials for a promising new class of drug designed to target the hepatitis C virus (HCV) without shutting down the immune system, some of the HCV strains being treated exhibited signs of drug resistance.
We've all heard the saying about people who can't walk and chew gum at the same time, but it turns out that walking and talking is difficult enough, especially for people with Parkinson's disease who are at increased risk for falls with injury.
Florida State University oceanographer Jeff Chanton is part of an international team embarking on a new study of permafrost decomposition in arctic Sweden. What he and his fellow researchers discover there may be critical given the permafrost's key role in climate change, and vice versa.
Soon the curtains will rise and music will fill the air once again at Ruby Diamond Auditorium now that a two-year-long renovation and expansion has transformed it from a general-purpose venue to a world-class performance hall.
Lawrence G. Abele announced today that he will step down from the position of provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at The Florida State University at the end of the fall semester. At that time he will devote his full attention to the Institute for Academic Leadership, a statewide program for new academic administrators.
A pair of Florida State University astrophysicists have received new three-year grants totaling $738,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance their research on space phenomena known as supernovae. Such research could yield new understanding of a mysterious force known as dark energy that is believed to account for the vast majority of the energy in the universe.
A doctor records his patients' symptoms on a tiny laptop computer, receiving instant, expert feedback for his diagnosis. A police officer gets a suspect's rap sheet in minutes, thanks to the cruiser-installed computer connecting her to critical public safety data. Even the cashier at the fast-food joint uses a high-tech system to process your order of burger and fries.
A Florida State University engineering professor's innovative research with nanomaterials could one day lead to a new generation of hydrogen fuel cells that are less expensive, smaller, lighter and more durable — advantages that might make them a viable option for widespread use in automobiles and in military and industrial technology.
Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President Lawrence G. Abele has announced the appointment of Nicholas Mazza as dean of the College of Social Work effective immediately.
In a field of maize, no two leafy stalks of multicolored corn will look exactly the same, even though they grew from seed cells with identical genetic material.
When it comes to higher education, there are two major issues in the news: first, the rising cost of education, with the need to keep tuition and fees under control, and second, the view that higher tuition will make college less accessible to our students.
A multi-university research center headquartered at The Florida State University has received a major grant that will enable it to pursue advances in aviation and aerospace technologies.
Two groups of Florida State researchers have won grants to study different aspects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The academic performance of adolescents will suffer in at least one of four key subjects — English, math, science, history — if their DNA contains one or more of three specific dopamine gene variations, according to a study led by renowned biosocial criminologist Kevin M. Beaver of The Florida State University.
Anxiety disorders afflict women twice as often as men, but estrogen might not be the reason. Testosterone, though, could be.