Georgia State Researchers Identify Way Radiation May Fight Cancer Cells Escaping Immune System

ATLANTA—A team of Georgia State University researchers is fighting cancers using a combination of therapies and recently found ways that radiation could maximize responses to novel immune-based therapeutic approaches to fight cancer.

“Radiation can increase the expression of genes, which allows the immune system to attack tumor cells that may have previously escaped elimination,”… more »

Young African-Americans Underestimate Stroke Risk, According to Georgia State Nursing Researchers

ATLANTA—Young African-Americans often hold a distorted view of their personal risk for a stroke, two nursing researchers at Georgia State University’s Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions say in a recently published study in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.

Dawn Aycock, assistant professor, and Pat Clark, professor, examined the accuracy of… more »

Growth Expected for Tax Allocation Districts, But Redevelopment Concerns Remain, Study Says

ATLANTA–Revenues from Atlanta’s 10 tax allocation districts (TADs), districts where incremental growth in property tax revenues is used to finance economic development projects, are expected to be up significantly in the current tax year, according to a new Georgia State University report.

The report finds Atlanta’s TADs are expected to post strong growth in… more »