News Archive

Bacterial biofilm
May 22, 2018
Most of what we know today about deadly bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa was obtained from studies done in laboratory settings. Research reported May 14 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that this laboratory-based information may have important limits for predicting how these bugs behave once they’ve invaded humans.
Finding Another Earth: Candidate Lineup (Image by NASA)
May 21, 2018
In the search for alien life, scientists hope that the use of dynamic biosignatures based on seasonal changes in the Earth’s atmosphere will eliminate false positives and false negatives
Paul Goldbart
May 16, 2018
We continue our conversation with outgoing College of Sciences Dean Paul Goldbart as he reflects on his time at Georgia Tech and shares his thoughts on the college's opportunities for future growth.
Video: Using cryo-electron tomography to visualize measles viruses (Courtesy of Zunlong Ke and Elizabeth Wright)
May 14, 2018
The new images advance the understanding of measles and related viruses and could suggest antiviral drug strategies likely to work across multiple members of the family that includes measles virus.
Understanding autobiographical memories
May 10, 2018
A study by School of Psychology Assistant Professor Thackery Brown and colleagues shows that various regions of the brain process different types of autobiographical memories in different ways. The findings have implications for applying neuroscience techniques in society and understanding the impact of brain damage on memory loss.
Paul Goldbart
May 9, 2018
College of Sciences Dean Paul Goldbart has accepted a position as the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. In this first installment of a two-part audio story, Goldbart looks back on his time at Georgia Tech, which included exciting growth in research in astrobiology, microbial ecology, and gravitational-wave astronomy, as well as the exhilirating experience of the eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017.  
Studying cell signaling process
May 7, 2018
Using an informatics tool that identifies “hotspots” of post-translational modification (PTM) activity on proteins, researchers have found a previously-unknown mechanism that puts the brakes on an important cell signaling process involving the G proteins found in most living organisms.
The Sneakers in the Closet and Other Essays
May 7, 2018
Professor Emeritus Phil Sparling's first book of creative nonfiction explores the intersection of sports, health, and life.
iStock cancer cells illustration
May 4, 2018
Certain minuscule cancer signals easily evade detection, but perhaps no longer. Biomarkers made of glycoproteins are bound to get snared in the tentacles of this chemical octopus that Georgia Tech chemists devised over several years. The monstrous molecule could also be a windfall for the rising field of glycoscience.
Amy Williamson
May 4, 2018
Amy Williamson is headed to the University of Oregon as a postdoctoral researcher. She says Georgia Tech and the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences prepared her well for this new role.