Florida State University (FSU) was founded in 1851 in Tallahassee. FSU is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as with a high degree of research activity. FSU has over 40,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students. FSU has a complete doctoral, post-doctoral and medical school curriculum. FSU has 16 colleges, 39 centers, institutes and labs. FSU is home of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. FSU is ranks in the top 200 of universities world-wide and is ranked nationally among the top 100 comparable Tier 1 public universities.
Bionanotechnology has new face, world-class future
Imagine the marriage of hard metals or semiconductors to soft organic or biological products. Picture the strange, wonderful offspring -- hybrid materials never conceived by Mother Nature.
Researchers helping electric-wheelchair users move more easily
Thick gravel, mud, snow, steep ramps or hills... They might get a pedestrian a little dirty or out of breath, but to someone in an electric wheelchair, they could mean terrain that's simply too difficult to cross alone.
Researcher develops accurate 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. ...
Economic freedom report: US continues slide, drops to 18th
(Phys.org)—The United States, long considered a champion of economic freedom, plunged to No. 18 in new rankings published in the 2012 Economic Freedom of the World, an annual report co-authored by Florida State University ...
How fast can microbes break down oil washed onto Gulf beaches?
A new Florida State University study is investigating how quickly the Deepwater Horizon oil carried into Gulf of Mexico beach sands is being degraded by the sands' natural microbial communities, and whether native oil-eating ...
Low grades in adolescence linked to dopamine genes
(PhysOrg.com) -- 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, ...
Hepatitis C virus faces new weapon
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.
Scientists develop new, innovative methods for characterizing proteins
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 ...
Across the multiverse: FSU physicist considers the big picture
(PhysOrg.com) -- Is there anybody out there? In Alejandro Jenkins' case, the question refers not to whether life exists elsewhere in the universe, but whether it exists in other universes outside of our own.
Not in the rear-view mirror yet: US workers still feel effects of recession
The U.S. recession that began in December 2007 may have officially ended in June 2009, but in terms of job status, pay and retirement options, American workers are feeling its lingering negative impact, according to a new ...