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Researcher Gets $4.1M To Combat Ebola Virus

Dr. Christopher Basler, a professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, director of the university’s Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Microbial Pathogenesis, has received a five-year, $4.1 million federal grant to develop a drug targeting Ebola virus.

“We still lack any approved drugs to… more »

Sex Differences in Brain Activity Alter Pain Therapies

A female brain’s resident immune cells are more active in regions involved in pain processing relative to males, according to a recent study by Georgia State University researchers.

The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, found that when microglia, the brain’s resident immune cells, were blocked, female response to opioid pain medication improved… more »

New Biomedical Research Facility Opens

Georgia State University has unveiled its newest state-of-the-art research facility, the Research Science Center, to support biomedical research.

The $45 million building will house up to four principal investigators and their faculty and staff, as well as postdoctoral scholars, graduate students and undergraduate students. The center, constructed without the use of taxpayer funds, is at… more »

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Georgia State Sets Research Funding Record

Georgia State University has set a research funding record, receiving awards of $120.2 million in fiscal year 2016.

The total exceeds the previous record set last year when faculty earned $101 million in research support. Georgia State’s research funding has grown by nearly $40 million in the past two years.

“The increase in research awards… more »

SafeCare Being Implemented with Families in New York Homeless Shelters

Posted On June 8, 2016
Categories Healthy

The goal of SafeCare is to teach effective parenting skills to families who are at risk for, or have histories of, maltreating young children (from birth through age five). At-risk families include young parents; parents with a history of depression or other mental health problems, substance abuse, or intellectual disabilities; foster parents; parents recently released… more »

New Therapies for Calcium Disorders

A study led by researchers at Georgia State University provides new insights into the molecular basis of human diseases resulting from mutations in the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR), a protein found in cell membranes.

Their findings, published Friday (May 27) in the journal Science Advances, may assist in the development of novel receptor-based therapeutics… more »

Researchers Unveil Images of Initial Stages of DNA

An unprecedented molecular view of the critical early events in gene expression, a process essential for all life, has been provided by researchers at Georgia State University, the University of California at Berkeley and Northwestern University.

Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), a technique that studies samples at cryogenic temperatures, combined with state-of-the-art computational modeling, allowed researchers to… more »

Georgia State Funds Eight Faculty Proposals as Part of Next Generation Initiative

Georgia State University will fund eight faculty proposals as part of its Next Generation faculty program, a successor to the Second Century Initiative, which has brought 61 new faculty positions to the university over the last five years. Funding for the proposals is expected to be about $2 million in the next year.

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