Florida State University researchers have identified a link between two key parts of the brain that play significant roles in conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia and depression.
Oxytocin’s role in regulating and influencing social behavior is well known. Numerous ongoing clinical trials are focusing on the levels of the hormone in the brain, but now a Florida State University research team has found evidence that oxytocin receptors outside of the brain may play an important role in shaping social behavior.
Johanna Marquez Diaz is a senior majoring in behavioral neuroscience in the FSU Program in Neuroscience and minoring in chemistry, both programs that are part of the College of Arts and Sciences.
When Florida State University senior Grayson — Gracie to her friends — Delong walks across the stage at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center this Friday along with about 1,600 of her fellow Seminoles, she will turn the page on an undergraduate experience marked by exceptional academic performance.
Six graduate students from Florida State University are among seven students in the state of Florida to earn prestigious Scholar Awards from the Philanthropic Educational Organization. The P.E.O. Scholar Awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards intended to recognize and encourage academic excellence and achievement by women in doctoral-level programs.
The World Health Organization confirms that the worldwide obesity rate has tripled since 1975, with 39 percent of adults considered overweight and 13 percent considered obese as of 2016.
Lily Lamb is a sophomore majoring in behavioral neuroscience, part of the interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, a joint effort of the Department of Psychology, the Department of Biological Science, and the FSU College of Medicine.
A Florida State University researcher has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study sleep-related brain function in Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive disorder that affects memory and behavior in millions of Americans.
Florida State neuroscience major Jessica Dixon’s fascination with the brain started on her 10th birthday. That day, her sister, Alex, had brain surgery to treat a severe neurological movement disorder and suffered a subdural brain hemorrhage.
A new study by Florida State University researchers may help answer some of the most perplexing questions surrounding Alzheimer’s disease, an incurable and progressive illness affecting millions of families around the globe. FSU Assistant Professor of Psychology Aaron Wilber and graduate student Sarah Danielle Benthem showed that the way two parts of the brain interact during sleep may explain symptoms experienced by Alzheimer’s patients, a finding that opens up new doors in dementia research.
A Florida State University student whose personal experiences inspire her dream of being a neuroscience researcher has received the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship, awarded to the nation’s brightest mathematics, science and engineering college sophomores and juniors. Jessica Dixon, a sophomore from Indialantic, Florida, will receive up to $7,500 in both her junior and senior years from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board. The goal of the Goldwater Foundation is to help ensure that the United States produces highly qualified professionals in the STEM fields.
Aliza DeNobrega is a doctoral student in the Florida State University Program in Neuroscience and Department of Biological Science, both part of the College of Arts and Sciences.