Some Viruses Could Survive on Children’s Toys for Hours and Cause Infection, Study Finds

ATLANTA—Certain viruses, such as influenza, could survive on children’s toys long enough to result in exposures, placing children at risk for getting infectious diseases, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

The researchers tested how long an enveloped virus could survive on pieces of a flexible plastic children’s toy, a squeaking frog. They were… more »

Low-Income Single Moms Show Greater Earnings Mobility than Men, People with Disabilities, Others

ATLANTA—Single mothers in Georgia who participate in the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) experience greater income mobility than males, whites and people with disabilities according to a study by Georgia State University economists.

Most single mothers on SNAP who start with no income experience substantial earnings mobility in subsequent years, according to… more »

New Class of Protein Could Treat Cancer and Other Diseases, Georgia State Researchers Find

Posted On May 31, 2016
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ATLANTA—A protein designed by researchers at Georgia State University can effectively target a cell surface receptor linked to a number of diseases, showing potential as a therapeutic treatment for an array of illnesses, including cancer, according to the research team.

ProAgio, which is created from a human protein, targets the cell surface receptor integrin αVβ₃… more »