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One of two ships involved in collecting data for the study sailing in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Photo credit: Tara Clemente.
Collectively responsible for roughly half of global carbon fixation, diverse groups of microbes coexist while relying on limited nutrients even as some microbes depend on energy from the sun to grow via photosynthesis. Precisely because microbes compete for scarce nutrients, how such a vast diversity of ocean microbes coexist has long puzzled scientists. Researchers from Georgia Tech, in collaboration with 13 other institutions, aimed to shed light on the subject as part of new work published in Nature Ecology and Evolution.
Enhanced Image by Gerald Eichstädt and Sean Doran (CC BY-NC-SA)/NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS
The same forces that create circular eddies of water in Earth's oceans are also producing giant atmospheric systems of vortices along Jupiter's poles, according to new research from an international team of scientists that includes Annalisa Bracco, professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. 
Cancer survivors rank disorders in gait, balance, and skilled movements among the most distressing, long-term consequences of chemotherapy. (Photo: CDC)
Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy can experience severe side effects that persist long after treatments end. A new study led by Tim Cope and Nick Housley has found a novel pathway for understanding why these debilitating conditions happen — and why scientists should focus on "all of the possible neural processes that deliver sensory or motor problems to a patient’s brain" and not just those that occur away from the center of the body.
James Stringfellow
James Stringfellow, an employment specialist with experience helping Atlanta’s veterans and entertainment industry, will now assist College of Sciences students and instructors with career mapping, planning, and workforce issues.
A look at the structure of the SOD1 protein. (Based on PyMOL.org rendering of PDB 1AZV.)
Researchers from the Schools of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Biological Sciences, have published a study shedding new light on the balance between oxidants and antioxidants produced by the human body. 
Africa is home to a diverse range of vertebrate ecosystems, including the most complete natural community of remaining terrestrial megafauna. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)
In new research with the National Science Foundation and the National Environment Research Council, Jenny McGuire will study the fossil record in Africa to inform conservation biology decisions and forecast how humans and climate affect wildlife. The study will build a better understanding between the continent’s animals, physical traits developed over time, and their relationships and responses to environmental changes.

Events

Feb
10
2022
Public nights at the Georgia Tech Observatory are back for 2021-2022!
Feb to Mar
27 to 03
2022
TMS, the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society, holds it annual meeting in February in Anaheim, Calif.
Mar
19
2022
Visit campus for lab tours, hands-on STEAM activities, exhibits, demonstrations, opportunities to meet student researchers, and learn about the research and so much more happening at Tech.
Apr
11
2022
The Georgia Tech Symposium on Materials Innovations will feature prominent external speakers, technical sessions, a student poster contest, complimentary reception, targeted recruiting, exhibitors, lab tours, and so much more!
Apr
11
2022
Featuring Laura H. Greene Ph.D. | Member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and Chief Scientist of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory; Florida State University, University of Florida, and Los Alamos National Lab
May
15 to 20
2022
The conference brings the astrobiology community together every two years to share research, collaborate, and plan for the future.