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Released: 2-Jun-2022 9:40 AM EDT
Clarkston Health Fair Offers Free Screenings, Fun Family Activities for People with Diabetes
Endocrine Society

Endocrine experts will provide free health services and fun family activities to the local refugee and immigrant community of DeKalb County during EndoCares® Atlanta, an in-person health education event being held on Saturday, June 11.

Released: 17-Mar-2021 4:20 PM EDT
Statement by AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine and President Shaun R. Harper on the Shootings in Atlanta and Growing Anti-Asian Violence
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The shooting deaths of eight people, including six women of Asian descent, in Atlanta yesterday is a horrendous tragedy, and just the latest incident in an ever growing wave of mass violence in our country. We extend our deepest sympathy to the loved ones of the victims and to communities in Atlanta and across the United States that have been deeply affected by this senseless assault.

Released: 5-Mar-2019 10:50 AM EST
Researchers Use Machine Learning To More Quickly Analyze Key Capacitor Materials
Georgia Institute of Technology

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology are using machine learning to ultimately find ways to build more capable capacitors.

Released: 5-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST
Survey Reveals Georgia Construction Industry Outlook
Kennesaw State University

The third annual Georgia Construction Outlook Survey indicates that labor shortages and reliability from sub-contractors continues to be a looming concern for 83 percent of the state’s privately-held construction companies.

Released: 4-Mar-2019 3:05 AM EST
Signals from Distant Lightning Could Help Secure Electric Substations
Georgia Institute of Technology

Side channel signals and bolts of lightning from distant storms could one day help prevent hackers from sabotaging electric power substations and other critical infrastructure, a new study suggests.

Released: 27-Feb-2019 12:15 PM EST
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) welcomes members of the press to write about rheumatology research presented at the State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium (SOTA) in Chicago, IL, on April 5-7.

Released: 26-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Clinical Research Pathways Names Two New Directors
Clinical Research Pathways

Nonprofit Clinical Research Pathways announces two new members of its Board of Directors, from the Atlanta area

20-Feb-2019 8:05 PM EST
When Sand-Slithering Snakes Behave Like Light Waves
Georgia Institute of Technology

Desert snakes slithering across the sand at night can encounter obstacles such as plants or twigs that alter the direction of their travel -- and cause them to mimic aspects of light or subatomic particles when they encounter a diffraction grating.

Released: 19-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
Urine Test Detects Transplant Rejection, Could Replace Needle Biopsies
Georgia Institute of Technology

Needle biopsies detect rejection after a transplanted organ is already in trouble and sometimes miss the mark. And the needle damages tissue. This biocompatible nanoparticle goes to work at the first sign of trouble and could give clinicians much more information with a simple urine test.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Mending a Broken Heart
Georgia Institute of Technology

Myocardial infarction, a-fib, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, and more could be detected early and more easily and effectively treated with these six emerging solutions.

Released: 15-Feb-2019 4:55 PM EST
Novel App Uses AI to Guide, Support Cancer Patients
Georgia Institute of Technology

Artificial Intelligence is helping to guide and support some 50 breast cancer patients in rural Georgia through a novel mobile application that gives them personalized recommendations on everything from side effects to insurance.

Released: 24-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
American College of Rheumatology Responds to CMS Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Proposed Rule
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

In comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) expressed its continuing concern with a recent CMS policy allowing Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to utilize step therapy for Part B drugs. In the comment letter, rheumatology leaders urged the agency to establish safeguards to protect beneficiaries from potential harm.

Released: 23-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
The Helix, of DNA Fame, May Have Arisen with Startling Ease
Georgia Institute of Technology

Here's a science enigma: Try to explain where the neat, even DNA/RNA helix came from. Ha! Easy one! It probably spun around itself long before first life evolved like it did in this lab. In fact, the twist could have helped select the components of RNA, not the other way around.

21-Jan-2019 1:00 PM EST
Birth of Massive Black Holes in the Early Universe Revealed
Georgia Institute of Technology

An international research team has shown that when galaxies assemble extremely rapidly -- and sometimes violently -- that can lead to the formation of very massive black holes. In these rare galaxies, normal star formation is disrupted and black hole formation takes over.

Released: 23-Jan-2019 10:30 AM EST
When Coral Species Vanish, Their Absence Can Imperil Surviving Corals
Georgia Institute of Technology

As coral species die off, they may be leaving a death spiral in their wake: Their absence could be sapping life from the corals that survive. In a new study, when isolated from other species, corals got weak, died off or grew in fragile structures. The study shows it is possible to quantify positive effects of coral biodiversity and negative effects of its absence.

Released: 15-Jan-2019 4:55 PM EST
Engineering Team Designs Finger Support to Correct Deformities
Kennesaw State University

A Kennesaw State University engineering professor and her team of students have developed a new finger support that could ultimately help those suffering from finger deformities regain motor function.

10-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
Long-Acting Contraceptive Designed to be Self-Administered Via Microneedle Patch
Georgia Institute of Technology

A new long-acting contraceptive designed to be self-administered by women may provide a new family planning option, particularly in developing nations where access to healthcare can be limited, a recent study suggests. The contraceptive would be delivered using microneedle skin patch technology originally developed for the painless administration of vaccines.

Released: 7-Jan-2019 9:05 AM EST
Flu Vaccine Supply Gaps Can Intensify Flu Seasons, Make Pandemics Deadlier
Georgia Institute of Technology

Gaps in the logic of how we restock flu vaccines may be costing hundreds of lives, or more. A new model to tweak the gaps could save hundreds to hundreds of thousands of people and millions to multiple millions in medical costs.

Released: 6-Jan-2019 7:05 PM EST
Powerful X-ray Beams Unlock Secrets of Nanoscale Crystal Formation
Georgia Institute of Technology

High-energy X-ray beams and a clever experimental setup allowed researchers to watch a high-pressure, high-temperature chemical reaction to determine for the first time what controls formation of two different nanoscale crystalline structures in the metal cobalt.

Released: 6-Jan-2019 7:05 PM EST
Executive Director Selected at Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines
Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology has selected Seth Hutchinson as the new executive director of the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM). Hutchinson is a professor and KUKA Chair for Robotics in Georgia Tech’s College of Computing and has served as associate director of IRIM.

Released: 27-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
Rheumatology Community Urges CMS to Proceed with Caution When Considering IPI Drug Pricing Model
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

– In comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) urged the agency to proceed with caution when considering the International Pricing Index (IPI) drug pricing model, which was announced in an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in October.

Released: 13-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
Kennesaw State University researcher awarded NIH grant to improve gene-editing technology delivery
Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University researcher Daniel Morris recently received a three-year $403,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the delivery of protein therapeutics and the CRISPR/Cas gene-editing technology to living cells.

10-Dec-2018 10:00 AM EST
Shape-Shifting Origami Could Help Antenna Systems Adapt On The Fly
Georgia Institute of Technology

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have devised a method for using an origami-based structure to create radio frequency filters that have adjustable dimensions, enabling the devices to change which signals they block throughout a large range of frequencies.

Released: 3-Dec-2018 12:30 PM EST
National Rheumatology and Psoriasis Organizations Release Joint Guideline for Treating Psoriatic Arthritis
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) have released a joint treatment guideline for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) that provides evidence-based pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic recommendations on caring for treatment-naïve patients with active PsA and patients who continue to have active PsA despite treatment.

Released: 1-Dec-2018 6:05 PM EST
Kennesaw State associate professor of exercise science conducts extensive CrossFit injury study
Kennesaw State University

The popular fitness program CrossFit is a safe training method for most people but could result in injuries for those who are new to it or don’t participate often, according to a four-year analysis conducted by Kennesaw State University associate professor of exercise science Yuri Feito.

Released: 29-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST
Group Acquires Patent for Retrofit Blind Spot Detection System
Kennesaw State University

A team of Kennesaw State University alumni are aiming to make roadways safer after inventing a blind spot detection system that can be retrofitted to older vehicles.

Released: 29-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST
Growing Pile of Human and Animal Waste Harbors Threats, Opportunities
Georgia Institute of Technology

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are highlighting another effect from animals raised for food and the humans who eat them: the waste they all leave behind.

Released: 28-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
Swapping Bacteria May Help ‘Nemo’ Fish Cohabitate with Fish-Killing Anemones
Georgia Institute of Technology

The fish killer and the fish live in harmony: But how the clownfish thrive in the poisonous tentacles of the anemone remains a mystery. A new study tackles the iconic conundrum from the microbial side.

Released: 27-Nov-2018 9:45 AM EST
Solving a 75-Year-Old Mystery Might Provide a New Source of Farm Fertilizer
Georgia Institute of Technology

The solution to a 75-year-old materials mystery might one day allow farmers in developing nations to produce their own fertilizer on demand, using sunlight and nitrogen from the air.

Released: 27-Nov-2018 9:35 AM EST
Research on bats funded by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State microbiologist Chris Cornelison is among a collaborative team of researchers awarded a $365,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to combat white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease causing the rapid decline of tricolored bats in Texas.

Released: 21-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
Complimentary Press Registration Available for 2019 Winter Rheumatology Symposium
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) welcomes members of the press to write about rheumatology research presented the Winter Rheumatology Symposium in Snowmass Village, CO on January 26 to February 1, 2019.

Released: 15-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST
Cotton-Based Hybrid Biofuel Cell Could Power Implantable Medical Devices
Georgia Institute of Technology

A glucose-powered biofuel cell that uses electrodes made from cotton fiber could someday help power implantable medical devices such as pacemakers and sensors. The new fuel cell, which provides twice as much power as conventional biofuel cells, could be paired with batteries or supercapacitors to provide a hybrid power source for the medical devices.

Released: 13-Nov-2018 4:20 PM EST
When Boy Fish Build Castles to Impress Girls, Boy Genes ‘Turn On’ and ‘Tune In’
Georgia Institute of Technology

What if we could observe genes firing off signals to cause some behaviors? We're getting closer. Researchers were able to directly match gene regulation with ritual mating behavior in fish. Their research field may also give some insight into autism spectrum disorder.

7-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST
Suicide Handshakes Kill Precursor T Cells that Pose Autoimmune Dangers
Georgia Institute of Technology

The mechanisms that trigger the elimination of T cells that pose autoimmune dangers work very mechanically via physical forces. Nascent T cells must loosen their grip on human antigens within a reasonable time, in order to advance and defend the body. But if the nascent T cells, thymocytes, grip the human antigens too tightly, the immune cells must die. Here's how the grip of death works.

Released: 9-Nov-2018 6:00 PM EST
Stripping the Linchpins From the Life-Making Machine Reaffirms Its Seminal Evolution
Georgia Institute of Technology

This experiment had a good chance of crashing. Instead, it delivered whopping evidence to corroborate that the translational system, which makes life out of our genes, would have thrived basically as it is today 4 billion years ago at the earliest foundations of life on Earth.

Released: 7-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST
Major Meeting on Fluid Dynamics This Month in Atlanta, Georgia
American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

The American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics 71st Annual Meeting will take place Nov. 18-20 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. It will be one of the largest conferences in fluid dynamics this year, with more than 3,000 attendees expected from around the world. Journalists are invited to attend the meeting for free. Press registration may be obtained by emailing the American Institute of Physics' Media Line at [email protected].

Released: 6-Nov-2018 8:05 PM EST
Open Source Machine Learning Tool Could Help Choose Cancer Drugs
Georgia Institute of Technology

Using machine learning, a new open source decision support tool could come help clinicians choose the right cancer drug based on RNA expression.

1-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EDT
NASA Pushes Exploration of Oceans in Our Solar System
Georgia Institute of Technology

Envision a yellow submarine on a rocket to Europa as a future culmination in the search for extraterrestrial life. A new $7 million NASA Astrobiology grant is fueling an alliance of oceanic astrobiology researchers who will unify their focus to probe oceans on our solar system neighbors for signs of life.

25-Oct-2018 11:30 AM EDT
Finally, a Robust Fuel Cell that Runs on Methane at Practical Temperatures
Georgia Institute of Technology

Either exorbitantly expensive fuel or insanely hot temperatures have made fuel cells a boutique proposition, but now there's one that runs on cheap methane and at much lower temperatures. This is a practical, affordable fuel cell and a "sensation in our world," the engineers say.

Released: 24-Oct-2018 9:05 PM EDT
How the Elephant Uses its Trunk to Eat
Georgia Institute of Technology

A new study demonstrates the physics that elephants use to feed themselves the massive quantities of leaves, fruit and roots needed to sustain their multi-ton bodies.

Released: 23-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Engineering team seeks patent for low-cost, 3D-printed lab equipment
Kennesaw State University

Looking to replace expensive lab equipment used by engineering students, a team of Kennesaw State University researchers have developed a series of take-home educational devices that can be made for as little as $30 using 3D printing technology.

Released: 23-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Motley Crews of Bacteria Cleanse Water at Huge Oceanic Georgia Aquarium Exhibit
Georgia Institute of Technology

Good bacteria cleaning water in Georgia Aquarium's huge oceanic exhibit delivered a nice surprise to researchers. The aquarium wanted to know which bacteria were at work, so Georgia Tech oceanic biochemists analyzed them: The bacterial colonies raised eyebrows because they were virtually indistinguishable from those found in analogous natural settings.

16-Oct-2018 2:00 PM EDT
Bone Marrow Edema Location Helps Distinguish Axial Spondyloarthritis From Similar Conditions
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Detailed analysis of bone marrow edema and their anatomical location can help rheumatologists differentiate patients with axial spondyloarthritis from those with similar, more common conditions according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT
Higher Intensity Walking May Lower Risk of Knee Replacement in People with OA
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Patients with knee osteoarthritis who walk at a moderate-to-vigorous intensity may lower their risk of total knee arthroplasty, or joint replacement surgery, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT
PET/CT Accurately Diagnoses Giant Cell Arteritis Compared to Temporal Artery Biopsy
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

A combined scan of positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) has good diagnostic accuracy compared with temporal artery biopsy in patients newly suspected of having giant cell arteritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting (Abstract #L15).

16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT
Gout Patients Who Fail to Reach Optimal Serum Urate Target Have Higher Death Risk
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Failure to reach a serum urate target of 6 mg/dl independently predicts mortality in patients with gout, and a treat-to-target gout control strategy should be considered as a way to improve a patient’s chance of survival, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT
Vascular Ultrasound Accurate, First-Line Imaging Test for Large Vessel Giant Cell Arteritis
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Vascular ultrasound is sensitive enough to use as a first-line imaging test in patients suspect to have giant cell arteritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.