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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 »

Public and Private Investments in Ph.D. Research Programs Pay Economic Development Dividends

ATLANTA–Research-funded Ph.D. recipients earn high wages after graduation, participate in national and international labor markets, and make an important impact on local economic development, according to a new study.

Almost 40 percent of these Ph.D. graduates enter industry, where they are disproportionately hired at large and high-wage establishments in technology and professional service industries. They… more »

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 »