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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NIH Awards Biologist $1.37 Million to Fight Obesity

A Georgia State University biologist has received a four-year, $1.37 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to identify a novel therapeutic target in obesity.

“Obesity as a complex metabolic disease is the result of gene and environmental interactions, and… more »

Grad Student Awarded $26K from American Heart Association

Posted On January 10, 2016
Categories Obesity-Reversal

The American Heart Association awarded a $26,000 Predoctoral Fellowship grant to Emily Bruggeman, a Ph.D. candidate in Dr. Bingzhong Xue’s lab, for her dissertation research project titled “The Role of DNA Methyltransferase 1 in Energy Regulation and Obesity.” The American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship provides funding for doctoral students who are conducting research broadly… more »

Brain Receptors for Hunger Hormone Control Food Intake, Neuroscience Researchers Find

Activating receptors in the brain for the body’s hunger hormone increases food-related behaviors, such as gathering, storing and consuming food, a finding that has implications for the treatment of obesity, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

Their study suggests that stimulating brain receptors for ghrelin, a hormone that increases appetite, by injecting ghrelin into… more »


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 »

Type II Diabetes Patients Gain Weight While Taking Common Medication, And Researchers Know Why

Medication used to treat patients with type II diabetes activates sensors on brain cells that increase hunger, causing people taking this drug to gain more body fat, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Oregon Health and Science University, Georgia Regents University and Charlie Norwood Veterans Administration Medical Center.

The study, published on March 18… more »


Center for Obesity Reversal Becomes Research Center at Georgia State

The Center for Obesity Reversal, a new top-level research center at Georgia State University, has been established to foster research projects that will help fight the nation’s obesity epidemic.

The center will focus on tackling and reversing the nation’s obesity epidemic by using a basic science approach. Researchers will study obesity and related diseases, such… more »