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Will Ratcliff (left) and Peter Yunker
August 30, 2018
When Will Ratcliff and Peter Yunker first met for coffee they had no idea they would eventually collaborate on research that would be published in Nature Communications and Nature Physics. 
Howie Weiss
August 27, 2018
Using a mathematical model, Georgia Tech biomathematician Howard “Howie” Weiss and Stockholm University microbiologist Klas Udekwu open a potential path to slowing microbial resistance to current antibiotics. Using a mathematical model, Georgia Tech biomathematician Howard “Howie” Weiss and Stockholm University microbiologist Klas Udekwu open a potential path to slowing microbial resistance to current antibiotics.
Jenny McGuire Stars in ScienceMatters, Season 1, Episode 2
August 27, 2018
Jenny McGuire, an assistant professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the School of Biological Sciences, has a tough commute to her summer research site: an 80-foot drop into a deep, dark Wyoming cave. McGuire studies fossils to better understand climate change’s impact on animal and human populations.
Illustration for dehydration and the brain
August 23, 2018
Sweating up a storm doing yard work? This is what your brain might be doing: Reasonably customary dehydration led to shape changes in the brains of test subjects in a new study. And neuronal firing patterns got nosier. The subjects' average performance of a motor task also slipped markedly.
Tiger eye BIF rock
August 22, 2018
Laughing gas and the mystery of Carl Sagan's Faint Young Sun Paradox: When the sun shone dimmer an eon ago, and was stingy with heat, Earth remained warm in spite of it likely thanks to a mix of greenhouse gases. Biogeochemists have now shown how nitrous oxide, known today for its use as a dental anesthetic, may have made it into the mix.
In the lab
August 20, 2018
From credit hours to undergraduate research and getting help with course work, here are answers to questions frequently asked by new and returning students.
Andrea Welsh
August 20, 2018
Although based on a graduate student’s perspective, Andrea Welsh’s tips also apply to undergrads, faculty, and staff.
Stars of Science Matters, Season 1
August 20, 2018
Season 1 of the podcast of the College of Sciences is now available at sciencematters.gatech.edu.       
Ants digging tunnels
August 16, 2018
For ants and robots operating in confined spaces like tunnels, having more workers does not necessarily mean getting more work done. Just as too many cooks in a kitchen get in each other’s way, having too many robots in tunnels creates clogs that can bring the work to a grinding halt.
New muscle strands thanks to stem cell hydrogel
August 15, 2018
Injured elderly muscle tissue heals slowly or not at all, and Duchene MS sufferers often die when their diaphragm muscles weaken then give out. A new hydrogel that packs donor muscle stem cells could someday help these patients recover and live longer.

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