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•  MAY 22, 2017 •

FSU researcher discovers the secrets behind T-rex’s bone crushing bites

The giant Tyrannosaurus rex pulverized bones by biting down with forces equaling the weight of three small cars while simultaneously generating world record tooth pressures, according to a new study led by Florida State University Professor of Biological Science Gregory Erickson. Read more ... 
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FSU RESEARCH IN ACTION

Florida State University Professor of Biological Science Gregory Erickson explains how T. rex could pulverize bones — a capacity known as extreme osteophagy that is typically seen in living carnivorous mammals such as wolves and hyenas, but not reptiles whose teeth do not allow for chewing up bones. Watch!

COMMUNITY-MINDED

FSU center gathers indigenous nurses to tackle common healthcare issues

Indigenous populations around the world experience high levels of health issues such as obesity, cardiac disease, diabetes and substance abuse — and Florida State University's College of Nursing is tackling these problems head-on by going straight to the source. Read more ...

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STUDENT SUCCESS

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering students win statewide ‘Hackathon’

FSU students Tucker Russ and Maxwell Brecher are really on a roll with their innovative business Safebriight. Russ and Brecher, students in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, won their second business competition this year — and another grand prize of $10,000 — at the MuniMod Hackathon hosted by the Florida League of Cities and business incubator Domi Station in Orlando. Read more ...

AROUND CAMPUS

FSU College of Medicine graduates 117 new physicians

The Florida State University College of Medicine graduated its 13th class of medical students at a commencement ceremony Saturday. With 117 new physicians, the college now has 1,146 alumni.

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