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2014-04-17 14:26:40

Florida State University researchers have identified a new syndrome called "osteosarcopenic obesity" that links the deterioration of bone density and muscle mass with obesity. "It used to be the thinking that the heavier you were the better your bones would be because the bones were supporting more weight," said Jasminka Ilich-Ernst, the Hazel Stiebeling Professor of Nutrition at Florida State. "But, that's only true to a certain extent." The syndrome, outlined in the May issue of...

2014-04-14 23:11:39

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was presented with the 2013 College Football Performance Awards National Performer of the Year Trophy during the Florida State spring game on April 12, 2014. CFPA Executive Director Brad Smith was on hand to present the award at Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was presented with the 2013 College Football Performance Awards National...

Permafrost Thawing Could Accelerate Global Warming
2014-04-08 15:41:51

Kathleen Haughney, Florida State University A team of researchers lead by Florida State University have found new evidence that permafrost thawing is releasing large quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere via plants, which could accelerate warming trends. The research is featured in the newest edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “We’ve known for a while now that permafrost is thawing,” said Suzanne Hodgkins, the lead author on the paper...

Californium Could Revolutionize Radioactive Waste Storage
2014-03-25 08:37:40

Florida State University Groundbreaking work by a team of chemists on a fringe element of the periodic table could change how the world stores radioactive waste and recycles fuel. The element is called californium — Cf if you're looking at the Periodic Table of Elements — and it's what Florida State Professor Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt, the lead researcher on the project, calls "wicked stuff." In carefully choreographed experiments, Albrecht-Schmitt and his colleagues found that...

Study Finds Frequent Facebook Use Linked To Eating Disorder Risk
2014-03-06 13:17:03

Jill Elish, Florida State University Frequent Facebook users might be sharing more than party pictures, vacation videos and shameless selfies — they also share a greater risk of eating disorders, according to a new study led by Florida State University researchers. Psychology Professor Pamela K. Keel studied 960 college women and found that more time on Facebook was associated with higher levels of disordered eating. Women who placed greater importance on receiving comments and...

2014-01-29 16:28:05

The Honorable Cary Pigman, Florida State House of Representatives, to Serve as Keynote Speaker ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, Feb. 1, Keiser University will hold its second annual statewide commencement ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of its graduates throughout the state of Florida and those that attend classes online across the nation. The University is pleased to announce that nearly 400 graduates and 2,500 expected guests will be in...

2014-01-13 10:30:37

Innovative work by two Florida State University scientists that shows the structural and DNA breakdown of a bacteria-invading virus is being featured on the cover of the February issue of the journal Virology. Kathryn Jones and Elizabeth Stroupe, both assistant professors in the Department of Biological Science, have deconstructed a type of virus called a bacteriophage, which infects bacteria. Their work will help researchers in the future have a better understanding of how the virus...

2014-01-08 17:21:40

Florida State University researchers have spearheaded a major review of fisheries data that examines the domino effect that occurs when too many fish are harvested from one habitat. The loss of a major species from an ecosystem can have unintended consequences because of the connections between that species and others in the system. Moreover, these changes often occur rapidly and unexpectedly, and are difficult to reverse. “You don’t realize how interdependent species are until it...

2013-11-04 10:27:57

Female guppies in Trinidad seek rare males as mates When it comes to choosing a mate, female guppies don't care about who is fairest. All that matters is who is rarest. Florida State University Professor Kimberly A. Hughes in the Department of Biological Science has a new study just published in the journal Nature that is the first to demonstrate a female preference for rare males using an experiment in a wild population, rather than a laboratory setting. This study of genetic...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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