Georgia State Researcher Gets $1.35 Million to Study Effects of Common Food Additive on Body

ATLANTA—Andrew Gewirtz, a professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a four-year, $1.35 million federal grant to study how emulsifiers affect bacteria in the intestinal tract and cause chronic inflammatory diseases in the gut.

Gewirtz will examine how the widely used food additive disturbs the relationship between the gastrointestinal… more »

First Noninvasive Early Detection Of Liver Cancer Developed By Georgia State Researchers

ATLANTA—Led by Georgia State University, researchers have developed the first robust and noninvasive detection of early stage liver cancer and liver metastases, in addition to other liver diseases, such as cirrhosis and liver fibrosis.

Their findings were published Wednesday (May 13) in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

More than 700,000 people… more »

Type II Diabetes Patients Gain Weight While Taking Common Medication, And Researchers Know Why

Posted On April 1, 2015
Categories Discovery Tags ,

ATLANTA—Medication used to treat patients with type II diabetes activates sensors on brain cells that increase hunger, causing people taking this drug to gain more body fat, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Oregon Health and Science University, Georgia Regents University and Charlie Norwood Veterans Administration Medical Center.

The study, published on March 18… more »