News Archive

  • Tiny “Tornado” Boosts Performance of Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry

    Researchers have improved the sensitivity and detection capability of the widely-used ESI-MS analytical technique.

    Adding the equivalent of a miniature tornado to the interface between electrospray ionization (ESI) and a mass spectrometer (MS) has allowed researchers to improve the sensitivity and detection capability of the widely-used ESI-MS analytical technique. Among the scientific fields that could benefit from the new technique are proteomics, metabolomics and lipidomics – which serve biomedical and health applications ranging from biomarker detection and diagnostics to drug discovery and molecular medicine.

  • T. Richard Nichols is Newest Honorary Member of National Physical Therapists’ Organization

    Professor recognized for motor skills research

    The American Physical Therapy Association makes T. Richard Nichols an honorary member.

    Thanks to his research into motor skills and the science of movement, School of Biological Sciences Professor T. Richard Nichols is named a honorary member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

  • Thwarting Metastasis by Breaking Cancer’s Legs with Gold Rods

    Metastasis virtually halted in human in vitro cultures via gold nanorod photothermal therapy

    Your cancer has metastasized. No one wants to ever hear that. Now researchers have found a way to virtually halt cell migration, a key component in metastasis, in vitro, in human cells. In past in vivo studies in mice, treated cancer did not appear to recur, nor did observable side effects.

  • Geometric Group Theory Gets an Informal Take from Tech Professor

    Dan Margalit provides expert insight into a complex math theory in new book

    Undergraduate students get an informal primer on geometric group theory in Tech professor's new book.

    In his new book, Georgia Tech School of Mathematics Professor Dan Margalit explains the applications –and the beauty – of the relatively new mathematics field of geometric group theory.

  • Topsy-Turvy Motion Creates Light Switch Effect at Uranus

    Unlike Earth, this icy planet’s magnetosphere opens and closes every day

    Uranus’ magnetosphere gets flipped on and off like a light switch every day as it rotates along with the planet.

    Uranus’ magnetosphere, the region defined by the planet’s magnetic field and the material trapped inside it, gets flipped on and off like a light switch every day as it rotates along with the planet. It’s “open” in one orientation, allowing solar wind to flow into the magnetosphere; it later closes, forming a shield against the solar wind and deflecting it away from the planet.

  • For Tech’s Schuster, American Chemical Society honors come in threes

    Former College of Sciences dean named to 2017 class of ACS Fellows

    Gary B. Schuster, School of Chemistry professor and former College of Sciences dean, is named to the 2017 class of the American Chemical Society Fellows Program.

    He has served as interim Georgia Tech president, he was the dean of the College of Sciences for 12 years, and he's already received two American Chemical Society awards. Now Gary B. Schuster is getting another honor; he's been named to the 2017 class of ACS Fellows.

  • Georgia Tech’s AMP-IT-UP Video Recognized at National Science Foundation Showcase

    Video highlights CEISMC program that gets students excited about STEM

    Georgia Tech’s AMP-IT-UP video received a Facilitators’ Choice award at the 2017 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase: Research & Design for Impact.

    Georgia Tech participated in the 2017 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase: Research & Design for Impact. Its submission highlighted the AMP-IT-UP NSF Math and Science Partnership.

  • Mindfulness is in the Moment in New Book “Presence”

    Tech’s Paul Verhaeghen examines the science of mindfulness-based meditation

    School of Psychology professor Paul Verhaeghen's new book focuses on whether mindfulness can benefit the body and mind.

    Does science back up the claims that mindfulness-based meditation can boost health, wellness and self-esteem? School of Psychology professor Paul Verhaeghen's new book, "Presence," examines the evidence. 

  • Drug Design Strategy Boosts the Odds Against Resistance Development

    A new drug design strategy could boost the odds against developing antibiotic resistance.

    A new rational drug design technique that uses a powerful computer algorithm to identify molecules that target different receptor sites on key cellular proteins could provide a new weapon in the battle against antibiotic resistance, potentially tipping the odds against the bugs. 

  • Wildfires Pollute Much More Than Previously Thought

    Data from flights through wildfire plumes reveal three times the officially noted levels for fine particles

    Wildfires are major polluters. Their plumes are three times as dense with aerosol-forming fine particles as previously believed. For the first time, researchers have flown an orchestra of modern instruments through brutishly turbulent wildfire plumes to measure emissions in real time. A study led by Georgia Tech has also exposed other toxins, some never before measured.