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Study Shows Hydroxychloroquine’s Harmful Effects on Heart Rhythm

The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which has been promoted as a potential treatment for Covid-19, is known to have potentially serious effects on heart rhythms. Now, a team of researchers has used an optical mapping system to observe exactly how...
31-May-2020 11:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Receive NIH Funds for Adjuvant Research to Boost Coronavirus Vaccines

Researchers have received funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to screen and evaluate certain molecules known as adjuvants that may improve the ability of coronavirus...
26-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Emory and Georgia Tech Create Barrier Protection Devices for Use During COVID-19

Two Atlanta universities have created barrier protection devices designed to contain droplet spray and aerosol created during certain medical procedures with a goal of reducing the risk of disease transmission.
14-May-2020 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Planetary Exploration Rover Avoids Sand Traps with “Rear Rotator Pedaling”

Built with wheeled appendages that can be lifted and wheels able to wiggle, a new robot known as the “Mini Rover” has developed and tested complex locomotion techniques robust enough to help it climb hills covered with granular material – and...
11-May-2020 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Why Restarting the Global Economy Won’t be Easy

As the world contemplates ending a massive lockdown implemented in response to COVID-19, Vinod Singhal is considering what will happen when the engines that drive industry and trade squeal back to life again.
11-May-2020 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Immunity of Recovered COVID-19 Patients Could Cut Risk of Expanding Economic Activity

New modeling of coronavirus behavior suggests that an intervention strategy based on shield immunity could reduce the risk of allowing the higher levels of human interaction needed to support expanded economic activity.
7-May-2020 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Surfaces That Grip Like Gecko Feet Could Be Easily Mass-Produced

The science behind sticky gecko's feet lets gecko adhesion materials pick up about anything. But cost-effective mass production of the materials was out of reach until now. A new method of making them could usher the spread of gecko-inspired...
6-May-2020 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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People Think Robots Are Pretty Incompetent and Not Funny, New Study Says

Detecting gender bias against robots was the original intent of a study that revealed two surprises: The gender bias didn't appear. In its place, people were predisposed to find robots mostly incompetent, regardless of gender.
6-May-2020 8:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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COVID-19 big picture: For many years, Pinar Keskinocak has studied how society and the nation handle pandemics.

23-Mar-2020 10:25 AM EDT

Planes, Trains, Automobiles: Experts to Round Out Your Holiday Travel Stories

18-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST

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U.S. Carbon and Pollution Emissions Policies are ‘Up in the Air’

Tangles in courts and in Congress threaten emissions-related energy regulations and incentives. If these are lost, carbon emissions are projected to climb, and the fight against health-damaging ozone may lose traction, allowing it to resurge, too....
24-Oct-2019 4:30 PM EDT

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Getting New Medical Treatments to Patients Can be Harder Than Landing on Mars

It takes about 10 years and $100 million to get a new medical device to market - $1 billion for a new drug. Most new solutions fail. The biggest foils are not the science or pre-clinical trials but the lack of finances, market miscalculation, bad...
18-Sep-2019 11:40 AM EDT

Experts Available to Discuss Flooding, Infrastructure and Supply Logistics

15-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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Brain-Like Computing Comes Closer in Big Artificial Intelligence Retina Project

The human brain's computational might in a machine, the dream of computer engineers, comes a step closer thanks to new nanomaterials. Georgia Tech researchers are creating next-gen neuron-mimmicking "memristors" to underly processing "neuristors."
28-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT

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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

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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

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