Diagnostics-Therapeutics

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 »

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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Effectively Diagnosing, Treating Cancer

A method to better trace changes in cancers and treatment of the prostate and lung without the limitations associated with radiation has been developed by Georgia State University researchers.

Their findings were published Wednesday, Nov. 17 in Scientific Reports by Nature.

The researchers developed a new imaging agent they named ProCA1.GRPR, and demonstrated that it… more »

NIH Awards $1.675M to Georgia State Chemist

Ivaylo Ivanov, associate professor of chemistry at Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $1.675 million federal grant to study how problems with DNA replication and repair may lead to cancer susceptibility and inheritable genetic diseases.

The project is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health and… more »

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A Record-Breaking Year For Research

A Record-Breaking Year for Georgia State Research Annual research awards of $101 million received in fiscal year 2015 at Georgia State University exceeded the $100 million milestone for the first time in the university’s history.

The total is $20 million more than the previous year.

“This achievement is a testament to the strength and competitiveness… more »

New Enzyme Discovery May Be Link to Increase Vitamin A

A research team’s discovery of new information about how plants synthesize carotenoids, precursors for vitamin A that are essential for plant development and survival, and human health, could help scientists increase the levels of provitamin A in food crops and reduce global vitamin A deficiency.

The World Health Organization estimates 250 million children suffer from… more »

Earlier Detection of Liver Cancer

Led by Georgia State University, researchers have developed the first robust and noninvasive detection of early stage liver cancer and liver metastases, in addition to other liver diseases, such as cirrhosis and liver fibrosis.

Their findings were published Wednesday (May 13) in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

More than 700,000 people are diagnosed… more »