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  • AMP-IT-UP Teachers Participate in Gulf of Mexico Research Expedition

    Teachers Assist with ECOGIG Research Relevant to AMP-IT-UP Ocean Ecology Classroom Modules

    Two Griffin-Spalding County teachers visited the Gulf with ECOGIG to assist with research and collect water samples.

    AMP-IT-UP teachers Cheryl Wilder and Kathy Duke from Griffin-Spalding County schools participated in an ECOGIG research cruise to the Gulf of Mexico. The cruise provided the teachers with real-world experiences that they will apply in the classroom, where they have been teaching their seventh graders three AMP-IT-UP modules on ocean ecology.

  • Astrobiology Rising at Georgia Tech

    What will a coalescing community of Tech researchers discover about life in the cosmos?

    The growing visibility of researchers interested in astrobiology is helping Georgia Tech emerge as a powerhouse in the field.

    In the Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building, the office of Martha Grover is three doors from that of Jennifer Glass. Both are Georgia Tech scientists doing research related to astrobiology – life in the cosmos – but until last year they hardly talked to each other as researchers with common interests. Now, Grover, Glass, and others at Tech are members of a growing community that’s coalescing astrobiology activities across campus.

     

  • Toward Personalized Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis

    Georgia Tech’s Sam Brown Receives CDC Grant to Develop Treatment Strategies

    The grant will advance efforts to personalize the treatment of cystic fibrosis.

    Sam Brown aims to understand the dynamics of the bacterial populations – or microbiomes – associated with cystic fibrosis to develop treatments targeting the specific microbiomes of individual patients.

  • Rousing Masses to Fight Cancer with Open Source Machine Learning

    Sharing is caring in the fight against cancer with this new open source software project to predict cancer drug effectiveness.

    Here's an invitation for a throng of researchers to gather and fight cancer in an open source software project to hone predictions of drug effectiveness. Georgia Tech researchers have kicked off the project with a program they tested to be about 85% effective in making predictions in individual patient treatments. It's free for the downloading and usage to anyone touching the fields of medicine and related computation. The researchers think their software is pretty good already but that the participation of others could make it soar. And that could save a lot of lives.

  • Georgia Tech Names Engineering Biosystems Building for Krone Family

    Krone family make engineered biosystems building a reality with lead gift.

    The Georgia Institute of Technology celebrated the naming of its engineered biosystems building for Helen and Roger Krone in a special ceremony during Homecoming festivities Octobrt 20, 2017, in Atlanta.

  • Younan Xia to Receive 2017 Materials Research Society Medal

    For exceptional achievement in materials research

    The MRS Medal is one of the highest honors for materials scientists.

    Georgia Institute of Technology professor Younan Xia, one of the world’s most cited chemistry and materials science researchers, has been selected to receive the Materials Research Society (MRS) Medal for 2017.

  • Daydreaming is Good. It Means You’re Smart

    Brain study suggests mind wandering at work and home may not be as bad as you might think

    People with efficient brains may have too much brain capacity to stop their minds from wandering.

    A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests that daydreaming during meetings isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It might be a sign that you’re really smart and creative.

  • Wriggling Microtubules Help Explain Coupling of “Active” Defects and Curvature

    Scientists have examined an active nematic built with components borrowed from living cells.

    Imagine a tiny donut-shaped droplet, covered with wriggling worms. The worms are packed so tightly together that they locally line up, forming a nematic liquid crystal similar to those found in flat panel displays. In the journal Nature Physics, scientists are reporting on an examination of such an active nematic – but with flexible filaments and microscopic engines rather than worms.

  • Meet College of Sciences Alumnus Phillip L. Williams, Professor and Founding Dean, College of Public Health, University of Georgia

    Ph.D. from Tech gave professor the confidence to dream big and succeed

    Phillip L. Williams combines Tech training and UGA resources to make a difference.

    From Atlanta to Athens: Phillip L. Williams earned a Ph.D. in biology from Georgia Tech, and relied on that training to help him establish the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia.

  • ‘Y’ a Protein Unicorn Might Matter in Glaucoma

    Unheard of: A Y-shaped part found in the middle of a mysterious protein studied in glaucoma.

    A protein shaped like a "Y" makes scientists do a double-take and may change the way they think about a protein sometimes implicated in glaucoma. The Y is a centerpiece in myocilin, binding four other components nicknamed propellers together like balloons on strings. The Y may also make them stick to things instead of floating freely as was previously believed for years.