Inhalant Use Linked to Head Injuries, Traumatic Experiences and Mental Illness, Research Shows

Posted On October 13, 2015
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ATLANTA—Incarcerated youth who have suffered head injuries, traumatic experiences and mental illness diagnoses are more likely to abuse multiple inhalants, according to researchers at Georgia State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The findings published in the journal PLOS One in September report that severe polyinhalant users had more than double… more »

Georgia State Researcher Gets $1.35 Million to Study Effects of Common Food Additive on Body

ATLANTA—Andrew Gewirtz, a professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a four-year, $1.35 million federal grant to study how emulsifiers affect bacteria in the intestinal tract and cause chronic inflammatory diseases in the gut.

Gewirtz will examine how the widely used food additive disturbs the relationship between the gastrointestinal… more »

Personality of Chimpanzees Linked to Anatomy of Brain Structure, Neuroscience Study Finds

Posted On September 28, 2015
Categories Discovery

ATLANTA—Chimpanzees’ personality traits are linked to the anatomy of specific brain structures, according to researchers at Georgia State University, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Copenhagen.

The findings, published online in the journal NeuroImage in August, reveal that both gray-matter volumes of various frontal cortex regions and gray-matter… more »