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Growing Pile of Human and Animal Waste Harbors Threats, Opportunities

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.
29-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Swapping Bacteria May Help ‘Nemo’ Fish Cohabitate with Fish-Killing Anemones

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.
28-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Solving a 75-Year-Old Mystery Might Provide a New Source of Farm Fertilizer

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.
27-Nov-2018 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Cotton-Based Hybrid Biofuel Cell Could Power Implantable Medical Devices

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,...
15-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

When Boy Fish Build Castles to Impress Girls, Boy Genes ‘Turn On’ and ‘Tune In’

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...
13-Nov-2018 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Suicide Handshakes Kill Precursor T Cells that Pose Autoimmune Dangers

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...
7-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Stripping the Linchpins From the Life-Making Machine Reaffirms Its Seminal Evolution

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...
9-Nov-2018 6:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Open Source Machine Learning Tool Could Help Choose Cancer Drugs

Using machine learning, a new open source decision support tool could come help clinicians choose the right cancer drug based on RNA expression.
6-Nov-2018 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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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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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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