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May 2010

Medical researcher's discovery may explain how certain cancers develop

A Florida State University College of Medicine researcher has discovered a new interaction between a cell signaling system and a specific gene that may be the cause of B-cell lymphoma. The finding suggests a similar interaction could be occurring during the development of other types of cancer, leading to further understanding of how cancer works - and how it might be stopped.

Prestigious Pickering Fellowship will lead Florida State student to Foreign Service

Florida State University's Aleksey Sanchez hopes one day to work as a Foreign Service officer to further improve relations between the United States and Russia by instilling mutual respect and understanding.

Researcher considers role of morality in modern economic theory

The worldwide financial crisis in 2008, which led to what many in the United States now call the "Great Recession," has caused researchers to rethink traditional economic theories of financial markets and the corporate world.

Florida State researchers work to help mobile devices keep going and going…

So, your smart phone lets you play music, send text messages, check e-mail, surf the Web, access apps and play games, but somehow it's not quite smart enough to keep from running out of juice when you actually need to make a phone call.

Florida State Law Professor Annino's study cited by U.S. Supreme Court

A study conducted by Florida State University College of Law Professor Paolo Annino and the school's Public Interest Law Center was cited repeatedly by members of the United States Supreme Court in a landmark decision issued Monday, May 17.

Florida State receives $2.5 million USDA grant to develop forecasts for farmers

The Florida State University has received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the Southeast Climate Consortium (SECC) to develop improved methods to forecast droughts and other extreme climate events in the southeastern states.

Engineering students bring home trophy in hybrid vehicle competition

Building a Formula Hybrid race car from scratch made for a whirlwind spring semester for eight students at the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering. Little did they know that their efforts would culminate in a first-place finish for fuel efficiency among all-electric vehicles at the prestigious Formula Hybrid International Challenge.

Florida State researchers awarded $3M to study autism curriculum

A 40-school study called Classroom SCERTS® Intervention (CSI) is under way at The Florida State University to measure the effectiveness of a curriculum designed specifically for students with autism.