Researcher Gets $552,000 Grant To Study How Dietary Fiber Can Protect Against Diabetes
February 18, 2019
Dr. Jun Zou, a research assistant professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a four-year, $552,000 grant to study how dietary fiber can protect against diabetes and other disorders associated with metabolic syndrome.
Females find same-sex social interactions to be more rewarding than males, and females are more sensitive to the rewarding actions of oxytocin (OT) than males, according to a research study led by Georgia State University on the brain mechanisms that determine the rewarding properties of social interactions.
Brain cells involved in memory play an important role after a meal in reducing future eating behavior, a finding that could be key in understanding and fighting obesity, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
Food additives known as dietary emulsifiers, commonly found in processed foods to improve texture and extend shelf life, may adversely affect anxiety-related and social behaviors in mice, Georgia State researchers have found.
Ivaylo Ivanov, associate professor of chemistry at Georgia State University, will be among the first scientists to perform research using Summit, the world’s most powerful scientific supercomputer, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.
Skin vaccination using a microneedle patch that contains the inactivated respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and a compound that stimulates immune responses to the virus has been found to enhance protection against this serious disease and reduce inflammation in the body after exposure to the virus, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
The high-density minerals in the Georgia kaolin mines are potential sources of rare-earth elements, including the heavy rare-earth elements that are in high demand for many important uses and are mostly imported to the United States from China, according to a study led by Georgia State University and Thiele Kaolin Co.
Several new connections have been discovered between the proteins of the Ebola virus and human host cells, a finding that provides insight on ways to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from reproducing and could lead to novel ways to fight these lethal viral infections, according to a study led by Georgia State University, the University of California, San Francisco, and the Gladstone Institutes.
Proda BioTech, a pharmaceutical research company founded by Zhi-Ren Liu, a biology professor in the College of Arts & Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a two-year, $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop an effective therapy for pancreatic cancer.
Georgia State University’s total research expenditures exceeded $200 million for the first time in fiscal year 2017, the National Science Foundation reports in the latest Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey.
Early detection of the most common form of epilepsy in children is possible through “deep learning,” a new machine learning tool that teaches computers to learn by example, according to a new study that includes researchers from Georgia State University.
Dr. Gangli Wang, professor of chemistry at Georgia State University, has received a three-year, $485,263 federal grant to study how nanostructured materials, or materials with hollow structures on the nanometer scale, affect how other substances pass through them.
The force of the South Asian Monsoon – a weather pattern that affects the lives of several billion people – is more sensitive to warming in the southern hemisphere than scientists previously thought, according to a new study by an international team of climate researchers.
The wide-ranging study found that the most common forms of discrimination for LGBTQ people in the South were being subject to slurs and jokes, rejection by friends and family and places of worship, and poor service at places of business.
Dr. Marise Parent, professor and associate director of the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University, has received a three-year, $1.2 million federal grant to study how brain areas involved in memory control eating behavior.
The Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR) at Georgia State University has received a $640,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to promote career readiness through language study and the development of global skills vital to academic and career preparation for students.
In physical, biological and technological systems, the time that a system’s components take to influence each other can affect the transition to synchronization, an important finding that improves understanding of how these systems function, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
Leaking from a faulty furnace or fireplace, carbon monoxide gas can kill. But scientists are finding that — given in small, targeted doses — it also has the power to treat illnesses ranging from cancer to sickle cell disease to traumatic brain injury. How one Georgia State professor is working to unleash the molecule’s healing benefits.
In a new book, law professor Eric Segall examines the contentious doctrine of “originalism” — the interpretation of the U.S. Constitution that claims to follow the document’s original meaning — and how it’s evolved from judicial theory to political weapon.
Adding highly refined fiber to processed foods could have negative effects on human health, such as promoting liver cancer, according to a new study by researchers at Georgia State University and the University of Toledo.
Samples of ancient sediments from a lake basin in East Africa have revealed that arid conditions developed in the area around half a million years ago, an environmental change that could have played a major role in human evolution and influenced advances in stone technology, according to an international research team that includes geologists from Georgia State University.
Cesarean-born mice show altered patterns of cell death across the brain, exhibiting greater nerve cell death than vaginally delivered mice in at least one brain area, a finding by Georgia State University researchers that suggests birth mode may have acute effects on human neurodevelopment that may lead to long-lasting changes in the brain and behavior.
Assistant professor Laura Shannonhouse will be the principal investigator on a two-year, $699,362 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to conduct research on preventing suicide and promoting life with older adults.