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Georgia State to Lead Training for Protecting Healthcare Providers from Ebola

Posted On May 17, 2016

Georgia State University will train some of the nation’s leading infectious disease control researchers on healthcare-associated prevention strategies against Ebola and other threats at its School of Public Health laboratory in the Petit Science Center, May 23 – 27.

The training workshop will allow researchers to gain practical experience and learn techniques for handling surrogate… 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 »

‘Starspot’ Images Give Insight into Early Sun

Posted On May 4, 2016

An international team of astronomers has taken close-up pictures of a nearby star that show starspots—sunspots outside our solar system.

The researchers used a technique called interferometry to build the first time lapse of zeta Andromedae across one of its 18-day rotations. Zeta Andromedae is about 181 light-years away in the northern constellation Andromeda. The… 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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Minimally Invasive Screening Could Easily Test for Colitis

A minimally invasive screening for ulcerative colitis, a debilitating gastrointestinal tract disorder, using emerging infrared technology could be a rapid and cost-effective method for detecting disease that eliminates the need for biopsies and intrusive testing of the human body, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

The technique involves testing serum, the clear liquid that… more »

Imagery an Effective Way to Enhance Memory

Posted On April 11, 2016

Using imagery is an effective way to improve memory and decrease certain types of false memories, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

Their study examined how creating images affected the ability to accurately recall conceptually related word lists as well as rhyming word lists. People who were instructed to create images of the list… more »

Nanoparticles Could Treat Intestinal Inflammation

Posted On April 10, 2016

Nanoparticles designed to block a cell-surface molecule that plays a key role in inflammation could be a safe treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University and Southwest University in China.

The scientists developed nanoparticles, or microscopic particles, to reduce the expression of CD98,… more »

Genetics and Brain Regions Linked to Sex Differences in Anxiety-Related Behavior in Chimpanzees

Posted On March 15, 2016

Genetics and specific brain regions are linked to sex differences in chimpanzees’ scratching behavior, a common indicator of anxiety in humans and others primates, according to a research study led by Georgia State University that shows chimpanzees can be models of human mental illness.

The researchers investigated genetic and neuroanatomical links to individual variation in… more »