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Heme, a Poisonous Nutrient, Tracked by ‘Green Lantern’ Sensor

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The toxin heme is essential to life, but cells must make use of it sparingly and carefully, as poor heme management can lead to Alzheimer's, heart disease and cancer. Researchers at the Georgia Tech have tailored ratiometric sensors to tracks heme's...
27-May-2016 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Restoring Chemotherapy Sensitivity by Boosting MicroRNA Levels

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By increasing the level of a specific microRNA (miRNA) molecule, researchers have for the first time restored chemotherapy sensitivity in vitro to a line of human pancreatic cancer cells that had developed resistance to a common treatment drug.
25-May-2016 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

40-Year Math Mystery and Four Generations of Figuring

In 1977, Princeton mathematician Paul Seymour made a conjecture about certain large graphs. Nearly 40 years later, Georgia Tech mathematicians have come up with a proof he was right. The conjecture is 13 words long; the proof covers 120 pages of...
25-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hearing Snap, Crackle, Pop May Help Heal Your Knee

New acoustic device research reveals even a healthy knee makes cringeworthy sounds. But the audio can be turned into graphs, and researchers hope they will some day become medically useful.
23-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

SEISE Tool Uses Semantic Gaps to Detect Website Promotional Attacks

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By detecting semantic inconsistencies in content, researchers have developed a new technique for identifying promotional infections of websites operated by government and educational organizations.
18-May-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Polluted Dust Can Impact Ocean Life Thousands of Miles Away, Study Says

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As climatologists closely monitor the impact of human activity on the world’s oceans, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found yet another worrying trend impacting the health of the Pacific Ocean.
13-May-2016 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Out of Mind, Out of Sight

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Ever search desperately for something, then realize you're looking straight at it the whole time? Research indicates that vision is controlled by the part of the brain associated with thinking. And in sight, too, it can be absent minded.
10-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Common Nanoparticle Has Subtle Effects on Oxidative Stress Genes

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A nanoparticle commonly used in food, cosmetics, sunscreen and other products can have subtle effects on the activity of genes expressing enzymes that address oxidative stress inside two types of cells, a new study shows.
9-May-2016 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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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

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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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