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Islamic State Increasing Use of Children and Youth for Military Ends, Georgia State Study Shows

ATLANTA–The Islamic State’s use of children and youth for military ends, including as soldiers, suicide bombers and propagandists, has become routine and is accelerating, a study by Georgia State University researchers shows.

Their report, “Depictions of Children and Youth in the Islamic State’s Martyrdom Propaganda, 2015-2016,” was published in the February 2016 issue… more »

No Genetic Link Between Smaller Subcortical Brain Volumes and Risk for Schizophrenia, Researchers Find

ATLANTA—There is no evidence of genetic overlap between risk for schizophrenia and brain volume measures, according to researchers in a global study that examined the genes that drive the development of schizophrenia.

That was the key finding in a collaborative study involving nearly 600 researchers from more than 350 institutions, including Georgia State University,… more »

Georgia State Researchers Identify Way Radiation May Fight Cancer Cells Escaping Immune System

ATLANTA—A team of Georgia State University researchers is fighting cancers using a combination of therapies and recently found ways that radiation could maximize responses to novel immune-based therapeutic approaches to fight cancer.

“Radiation can increase the expression of genes, which allows the immune system to attack tumor cells that may have previously escaped elimination,”… more »