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December 2010

Discover magazine names cancer gene finding a top story of year

A special January/February 2011 edition of Discover magazine has included landmark cancer research from Florida State University's Department of Biological Science in its roundup of 2010's Top 100 science and technology stories.

Computer science professor receives top award for real-time systems research

Florida State University computer science Professor Ted Baker has received the highest level of recognition from his peers for his research contributions to the field of real-time computing.

Fulbright-winning faculty share, gain knowledge worldwide

Over the past 12 months, Florida State University faculty in biology, public policy, human sciences and education have received Fulbright scholarships to teach and conduct research at universities overseas to promote leadership, learning and understanding between cultures.

Researcher develops method for detecting dangerous fluoride

Used in the proper amounts, it can make teeth stronger and aid in the treatment of osteoporosis. When excessive amounts are consumed, however, it can be a killer — a carcinogen that causes bone, lung and bladder cancers. The "it" is fluoride, a common additive in most American communities' drinking water and an ingredient in the vast majority of commercially produced adult toothpastes.

Interior design world honors FSU's David M. Butler

One of the interior design world's most distinguished honors has gone to Florida State University Professor David M. Butler, who for more than three decades as a licensed interior designer and as a faculty member in FSU's interior design program has exemplified and promoted his field's highest standards.

Lawton professor, trial lawyer to speak at commencement ceremonies

Florida State University's Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Thomas Joiner and Florida State alumnus and trial lawyer Eugene E. Stearns will speak at fall commencement ceremonies.

Researchers probe how supervisors' misdeeds affect worker health, productivity

In recent years, the American workplace has been infused with unprecedented levels of hostility — and that's largely due to the deterioration of supervisor-subordinate trust, according to Florida State University researchers.