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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 »

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 »

Georgia State Biologist Receives $1.9 Million Grant from NIH to Fight Cardiovascular Disease

ATLANTA—Ming-Hui Zou has received a four-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to fight cardiovascular disease.

As a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and the founding director of the Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine at Georgia State University,… more »