Georgia State-Led Study Paves Way for New Therapies in Fight Against Calcium Disorders

Posted On May 31, 2016
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ATLANTA—A study led by researchers at Georgia State University provides new insights into the molecular basis of human diseases resulting from mutations in the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR), a protein found in cell membranes.

Their findings, published Friday (May 27) in the journal Science Advances, may assist in the development of novel receptor-based… more »

Free E-Book to Support Anti-Smoking Fight Released by Georgia State School of Public Health

ATLANTA—A free electronic book to assist researchers, practitioners, advocates, students and others interested in working to end smoking, one of the leading causes of death and disease globally, has been released by the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

Dr. Michael Eriksen, dean of the School of Public Health, is the… more »

Difficult Decisions Involving Perception Increase Activity in Brain’s Insular Cortex, Study Finds

ATLANTA—As the difficulty of making a decision based on sensory evidence increases, activity in the brain’s insular cortex also increases, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

The findings, reported in the journal Neuroscience, shed light on how the insular cortex is involved in processing sensory information to perceive the environment and… more »