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Crowdsourcing Could Lead to Better Water in Rural India


A three-continent research consortium is evaluating a novel environmental crowdsourcing technique for assessing water quality in India. The technique relies on 53-cent test kits and the nation’s ubiquitous mobile phone service.
17-Sep-2014 7:15 PM EDT

One-Minute Point-of-Care Anemia Test Shows Promise in New Study


A simple point-of-care testing device for anemia could provide more rapid diagnosis of the common blood disorder and allow inexpensive at-home self-monitoring of persons with chronic forms of the disease.
11-Sep-2014 2:45 PM EDT

Sharks in Acidic Waters Avoid Smell of Food


The increasing acidification of ocean waters caused by rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could rob sharks of their ability to sense the smell of food, a new study suggests.
9-Sep-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Co-Flowing Liquids Can Stabilize Chaotic “Whipping” in Microfluidic Jets

Wet spinning processes produce fibers using tiny needles to eject jets of liquid precursors. These liquids normally exhibit a chaotic “whipping” structure as they enter a secondary liquid that surrounds the microscopic jets. Researchers have now...
5-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Platelet-Like Particles Augment Natural Blood Clotting for Treating Trauma


A new class of synthetic platelet-like particles could augment natural blood clotting for the emergency treatment of traumatic injuries – and potentially offer doctors a new option for curbing surgical bleeding and addressing certain blood...
5-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Study Shows Cellular RNA Can Template DNA Repair in Yeast


Scientists have shown that RNA produced within cells of a common budding yeast can serve as a template for repairing the most devastating DNA damage – a break in both strands of a DNA helix.
2-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Marine Protected Areas Might Not Be Enough to Help Overfished Reefs Recover

Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs.
19-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Early Bottlenecks in Developing Biopharmaceutical Products Delay Commercialization


An analysis of patented university inventions licensed to biotechnology firms has revealed early bottlenecks on the path to commercialization. To open these roadblocks, the researchers suggest that better communication of basic research results...
19-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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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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