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Biophysics Plays Key Role in Immune System Signaling and Response


How big you are may be as important as what you look like, at least to immune system cells watching for dangerous bacteria and viruses.
16-Jan-2017 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Buzzing the Vagus Nerve Just Right to Fight Inflammatory Disease


Electrical vagus nerve stimulation can help fight inflammatory diseases like Crohn's or arthritis but can also contribute somewhat to inflammation. Engineers have tweaked the buzz to keep the good effects and minimize those less desirable. Their...
4-Jan-2017 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Fertilizer Dearth Foiled Animal Evolution for Eons?


Earth was inhospitable to complex life for billions of years, suffocating evolution in a nearly oxygen-free environment. Then came a shift in phosphorus concentrations to ocean shallows, and shortly after it, complex life exploded.
19-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Musical Table Teaches Basics of Computer Programming

As part of a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Northwestern University have built a musical, interactive tabletop exhibit that teaches the basics of computer coding.
14-Dec-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Simple Processing Technique Could Cut Cost of Organic PV and Wearable Electronics


A simple solution-based electrical doping technique could help reduce the cost of polymer solar cells and organic electronic devices, potentially expanding the applications for these technologies. By enabling production of efficient single-layer...
5-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

‘Spooky’ Sightings in Crystal Point to Extremely Rare Quantum Spin Liquid


Little is rarer than an observable quantum spin liquid, but now, tests reveal that a synthetic crystal with ytterbium as its base may house one at near absolute zero. It joins an extremely short list of materials believed house myriads of particles...
2-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Genomics Technique Could Accelerate Detection of Foodborne Bacterial Outbreaks


A new testing methodology based on metagenomics could accelerate the diagnosis of foodborne bacterial outbreaks, allowing public health officials to identify the microbial culprits in less than a day.
29-Nov-2016 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Secret Phenotypes: Disease Devils in Invisible Details

The human eye often falls short in the hunt for faint genetic drivers that raise the risk of devastating neurological diseases such as autism and schizophrenia. But little eludes a microscope optic attached to a computer, and algorythms that can...
28-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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How Firms Big and Small Can Benefit From Strategic Alliances


An alliance between two companies isn’t automatically a “win-win,” but managers can take steps to ensure the best outcomes from strategic partnerships.
21-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST

The Ryan Budget Plan Is Right for America, Says Georgia Tech Economist


Christine Ries, professor of economics at Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, offers her views on why Representative Paul Ryan’s budget plan is moving the debate in the right direction.
11-Apr-2011 9:05 AM EDT

Expert in Jakarta and Singapore to Discuss Bombings


Justin Hastings, assistant professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech is in Jakarta and available to discuss Friday's bomb attacks. Hasting's expertise is in terrorism, rogue states, nuclear armament and Southeast Asia.
17-Jul-2009 10:20 AM EDT

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