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Chimpanzees Show Ability to Plan Route in Computer Mazes, Research Finds

Chimpanzees are capable of some degree of planning for the future, in a manner similar to human children, while some species of monkeys struggle with this task, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Wofford College and Agnes Scott...
13-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Mental Practice and Physical Therapy Effective Treatment for Stroke, Research Shows

A combination of mental practice and physical therapy is an effective treatment for people recovering from a stroke, according to researchers at Georgia State University.
9-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Grant to Fund Georgia State Research into Parental Engagement in Child Maltreatment Prevention Programs

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has awarded the School of Public Health at Georgia State University a $604,000 grant to improve parental engagement as a factor in home visitation programs that work with families at risk of child abuse and neglect.
9-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Researchers Discover How Body’s Good Fat Tissue Communicates With Brain


Brown fat tissue, the body’s “good fat,” communicates with the brain through sensory nerves, possibly sharing information that is important for fighting human obesity, such as how much fat we have and how much fat we’ve lost, according to...
27-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Study Finds Why Drug For Type II Diabetes Makes People Fat

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...
25-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Researchers Discover Why Drug For Severe COPD Becomes Less Effective


Roflumilast, a drug recently approved in the United States to treat severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), increases the production of a protein that causes inflammation, which possibly results in patients developing a tolerance to the...
19-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Bestselling Author Seth Mnookin to Discuss Measles Outbreak, Vaccinations on March 25

Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for Law, Health & Society will host bestselling author and award-winning journalist Seth Mnookin, who will discuss vaccinations and the media’s role in creating public health scares, at 4:30 p.m.,...
12-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Internationally Recognized Researcher Ming-Hui Zou Named Director of New Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine


Dr. Ming-Hui Zou, an internationally recognized researcher in molecular and translational medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, has been named the founding director of the new Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine...
12-Mar-2015 6:05 AM EDT

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