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Minimally Invasive Screening Using Infrared Technology Could Offer Fast, Simple Test for Colitis

ATLANTA—A minimally invasive screening for ulcerative colitis, a debilitating gastrointestinal tract disorder, using emerging infrared technology could be a rapid and cost-effective method for detecting disease that eliminates the need for biopsies and intrusive testing of the human body, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

The technique involves testing serum, the clear… more »

Socially Meaningful Sounds Can Change Ear, Improve Hearing, Georgia State Research Study Finds

ATLANTA—Hearing socially meaningful sounds can change the ear and enable it to better detect those sounds, according to researchers at Georgia State University who studied the phenomenon in green treefrogs.

The findings are published in the Journal of Experimental Biology.

“The ear is modifiable,” said Walter Wilczynski, a professor in the Neuroscience… more »

Transgender College Students at Higher Suicide Risk after Denial of Access to Bathrooms, Research Shows

ATLANTA—Transgender university and college students are at a significantly higher risk for suicide attempts when their campus experience includes being denied access to bathrooms and gender-appropriate campus housing, a Georgia State University study finds.

“An alarmingly high proportion of the transgender individuals participating in this study—46.5 percent—had a history of attempted suicide,” said Kristie Seelman,… more »