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2010-10-25 16:17:00

American Heart Association Honors Legendary Florida State College Football Coach at 25th Annual Awards Ceremony on Jan. 18, 2011 HOUSTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Heart Association announced today former Florida State Football Head Coach Bobby Bowden will be named recipient of the 2011 Paul "Bear" Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101025/DC88249) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101025/DC88249) (Logo:...

2010-10-22 16:53:08

Beating the flu has always been tough, but it has gotten even more difficult in recent years. Two of the four antiviral drugs used to treat a nasty case of the influenza A virus no longer work. Fortunately, scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Institute of Molecular Biophysics at Florida State University and researchers at Brigham Young University in Utah are close to understanding why these drugs have become less effective "” and how new drugs might take their...

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2010-10-14 11:06:16

Results are published in the American Journal of Hypertension No matter how you slice it, watermelon has a lot going for it "“"“ sweet, low calorie, high fiber, nutrient rich "“"“ and now, there's more. Evidence from a pilot study led by food scientists at The Florida State University suggests that watermelon can be an effective natural weapon against prehypertension, a precursor to cardiovascular disease. It is the first investigation of its kind in humans. FSU...

2010-10-12 16:49:02

Using a combination of high-powered computers and advanced experimental magnetic resonance data, a Florida State University biophysical chemist has developed techniques that improve the way scientists can study and predict the structure and dynamics of proteins found in the human body. His innovations could ultimately shorten the time it takes researchers to develop new, more effective drugs and better understand biomedical processes that underlie a variety of health conditions. The new...

2010-10-05 13:46:43

A study by two Florida State University biochemists makes an important contribution to science's understanding of a serious problem causing concern worldwide: the growing resistance of some harmful bacteria to the drugs that were intended to kill them. Investigating exactly how bacteria learn to fend off antibiotics prescribed to treat infections is the subject of new research by Assistant Professor Brian G. Miller of FSU's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and one of his graduate...

2010-09-30 14:37:20

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. In response, an interdisciplinary team of Florida State University biologists, chemists and biomedical researchers devised a novel genetic screening method that can identify the drug-resistant HCV strains and the molecular-level mechanisms that make them that way...

2010-09-22 14:20:15

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. A new Florida State University study found that older adults with Parkinson's disease altered their gait "” stride length, step velocity and the time they spent stabilizing on two feet "” when asked to perform increasingly difficult verbal...

2010-09-03 12:16:26

Florida State criminologist leads analysis of genetics' impact on academic success 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. The research sheds new light on the genetic components of academic...

2010-09-01 08:30:00

CHELSEA, Mass., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida State University students, faculty and fans will soon taste a change in the hot dogs and sausages available to them at Doak Campbell Stadium, Dick Howser Stadium and the Seminole Soccer Complex. Just in time for football season and the 2010-2011 school year, Florida State University (http://www.fsu.edu/) and Kayem Foods, Inc. (http://www.kayem.com) announced today a new multi-year sponsorship and licensing agreement to manufacture and...

2010-07-14 13:50:58

Journal PLoS Biology reports novel findings by Florida State and London researchers A landmark study by Florida State University biologists, in collaboration with scientists in Britain, is the first to identify a life-or-death "cell competition" process in mammalian tissue that suppresses cancer by causing cancerous cells to kill themselves. Central to their discovery was the researchers' identification of "Mahjong" "“"“ a gene that can determine the winners of the competition...