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Scientists Get $3.2 Million to Study Brain Mechanisms Underlying Sex Differences in Social Stress

ATLANTA–The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) at Georgia State University has received a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the neurochemical mechanisms underlying social stress in males and females.

Elliott Albers from the CBN and Mark Wilson from Emory University’s Yerkes National Primate Research Center hope to… more »

Aviragen Therapeutics Licenses Georgia State Technology to Develop Antiviral Therapies

ATLANTA—The Georgia State University Research Foundation (GSURF) has entered into a licensing and sponsored research agreement with Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc., a Georgia-based pharmaceutical company developing the next generation of antivirals, to develop and commercialize respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) replication inhibitors.

RSV infection is the leading cause of virus-induced death among children below one year of… more »

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 »