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Polio Vaccination with Microneedle Patches Receives Funding for Patch Development, Clinical Trial


The Georgia Institute of Technology and Micron Biomedical have been awarded $2.5 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance the development of dissolvable microneedle patches for polio immunization.
24-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

La Niña-Like Conditions Associated with 2,500-Year-Long Shutdown of Coral Reef Growth

A new study has found that La Niña-like conditions in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Panamá were closely associated with an abrupt shutdown in coral reef growth that lasted 2,500 years. The study suggests that future changes in climate similar...
20-Feb-2015 4:20 PM EST

Study Details Impact of Deepwater Horizon Oil on Beach Microbial Communities


Using advanced genomic identification techniques, researchers studying the impact of the Deepwater Horizon spill on communities of beach microbes saw a succession of organisms and identified population changes in specific organisms that marked the...
16-Feb-2015 6:00 PM EST

State Funding Boosts Stem Cell Research in California, Other States

A new study analyzed stem cell funding programs in four states and found that in both California and Connecticut, state programs have contributed to an increase in the share of publications in the field produced in these states.
17-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

Looking for Love? Use Reddit to Give Cupid Tech Support

Study finds that users on OKCupid and mobile-based Tinder aren’t able to determine social norms or effective match-making techniques on the services, so they use Reddit to learn tips about online dating. Once there, they also find ways that allow...
12-Feb-2015 8:55 AM EST

Terrible at Remembering Names? Blame It on the Music, Not the Memory

Georgia Tech study challenged younger and older people to look at faces at names while either listening to non-lyrical music or nothing at all. The college-aged participants had no problems - the music didn't affect their performance. But the older...
11-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

Electrochromic Polymers Create Broad Color Palette for Sunglasses, Windows


Researchers have created a broad color palette of electrochromic polymers, materials that can be used for sunglasses, window tinting and other applications that rely on electrical current to produce color changes. The materials could allow...
8-Feb-2015 6:00 PM EST

Choosing a Cell Phone, Prescription Drug Plan or New Car? Read This First


To help people make better choices when confronted by a large number of options, researchers have studied two decision-making strategies that break down the options into smaller groups that can be evaluated more effectively.
3-Feb-2015 1:40 PM EST

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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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