Researcher Gets Nearly $3 Million To Study Mechanisms That Cause Obesity
August 7, 2018
Georgia State University has received two four-year grants totaling almost $3 million from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to research the epigenetic mechanisms that may fuel obesity.
College students who receive dean’s list recognition and those put on academic probation both improve their academic performance in subsequent semesters, according to a working paper by Georgia State University economist Nicholas Wright.
Smokers who never plan to quit are less likely than other smokers to agree that cigarettes cause lung cancer, heart disease and other serious health problems, according to a study by a group of tobacco researchers at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.
A Georgia State University nurse researcher receives a $423,314, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH, NINR) grant to develop Web-based intervention for the caregivers of medically fragile children who are dependent on medical technology.
A thin gap has been discovered on the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram (HRD), the most fundamental of all maps in stellar astronomy, a finding that provides new information about the interior structures of low mass stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, according to a study led by astronomers at Georgia State University.
A gene from the deadly Ebola virus that allows the virus to escape from the human immune system has been identified in the genome of a group of bats that is found worldwide, including North America. The gene appears to have been stolen from the virus by the bats and adapted to regulate their own immune response, according to a recent study led by Georgia State University.
Exposure to traumatized client populations can have an indirect negative influence on the physical health of clinical social workers through secondary traumatic stress, Georgia State Distinguished University Professor Brian Bride revealed in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Advac, LLC, a vaccine research company founded by Sang-Moo Kang, a professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received $225,000 from the National Institutes of Health to develop a safer, more effective vaccine for human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
Users of tobacco products are less likely than the public to agree that nicotine exposure is dangerous for children, according to a study by a group of tobacco researchers at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.
Dr. Christopher Basler, a professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, director of the university’s Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Microbial Pathogenesis, has received a two-year, $419,100 federal grant to study a virus similar to Ebola virus that causes disease in animals but not in humans.
Georgia State University has received $1.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to lead a four-year research initiative that will evaluate the effects of early attempts to regulate electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).
An amino acid transporter named xCT may affect the growth and progression of non-small cell lung cancer, a discovery that may predict the five-year survival rate of patients suffering from this cancer, now at 16 percent, researchers at Georgia State University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have concluded.
Users of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) in the United States are no more likely to quit smoking cigarettes than people who don’t use such devices, according to a study by a group of tobacco researchers at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.
Chimpanzee personality traits are correlated with the size of the brain’s hippocampus, according to research led by Georgia State University. The study has implications for understanding the foundation of human personality structure, which is known to be similar to that of chimpanzees and also known to underlie mental illness.
Humor allows drug dealers to cope with threats posed by police, informants and other dangers of the field, according to research by Georgia State University Regents Professor Richard Wright and Timothy Dickinson of the University of Texas at El Paso.
ATLANTA—Low-income individuals tend to be more supportive of strong leadership and more suspicious of democracy than the rich, according to research by Georgia State University professor of economics Alberto Chong.
Individuals with schizophrenia, on average, have a thinner cerebral cortex, the largest part of the brain that controls higher intellectual functions and motor activity, compared to healthy people, according to an international study co-led by Georgia State University and the University of California, Irvine.
Reports that use of electronic cigarettes is declining may not have accounted for explosive growth in sales of the JUUL device, a novel product that has benefited from social media marketing campaigns to reach young consumers, according to a study led by researchers at Georgia State University’s School of Public Health.
Regents’ Professor Binghe Wang is developing drugs that take advantage of the healing properties of carbon monoxide, a gas that is typically misunderstood. He’s studying how the gas can be used as a therapeutic agent to treat diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and cancers.
Stock market portfolios containing high-risk stocks generate about the same return as portfolios containing low-risk stocks in the long run, according to researchers at the Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
Attending a Georgia start-up charter high school increases the likelihood of graduation, and those students are more likely to enroll and persist in college, according to a new study by Georgia State University’s Center for State and Local Finance.
College of Education & Human Development assistant professor Brett Wong has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to better understand health disparities in the black population in the United States.
Inflammation is an important weapon in your immune system’s arsenal, but too much of it can hurt rather than heal. Across campus, Georgia State scientists are tackling the silent, simmering menace of chronic inflammation.
Changes in pricing of tobacco products affect sales of those products at varying rates, with demand for little cigars and e-cigarettes more sensitive to price change than that of some other products, according to a study led by a researcher from the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.
In 1971, Georgia State professor Duane Rumbaugh began a study to teach a chimpanzee named Lana how to communicate using a computer. The project would define his career and transform the field of ape language research.
A method to activate targeted drugs, or smart drugs, only at the selected site of action, an approach that improves the drug’s therapeutic effect and minimizes side effects, has been developed in a study led by Georgia State University.
A new group of proteins called cytokines, critical for antimicrobial activity and repairing the damaged intestinal tissue found in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), has been discovered by researchers in a study led by Georgia State University.
African-Americans and Hispanics develop functional limitations faster and have a greater risk of developing limitations because of chronic conditions compared to whites, according to a study led by researchers at Georgia State University.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded a grant of more than $100,000 to the Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) at Georgia State University to evaluate the impact of college degrees received at a later age on wages, employment stability, and retirement income.
In their new book, “Gendered Vulnerability: How Women Work Harder to Stay In Office” (University of Michigan Press), political science faculty members Amy Steigerwalt and Jeffrey Lazarus analyze the unique pressures faced by female politicians and how those pressures affect not only their campaigns but their time in office.
The Contract-for-Deed (CFD) home “sale,” a predatory financing practice with a notorious urban history, has reemerged in predominantly black neighborhoods 30 years after federal laws were created to end the practice, according to research by Georgia State University urban policy expert Dan Immergluck.
Georgia State has signed a licensing deal with Pinnacle Bio, a biotechnology firm that specializes in developing and marketing technologies to diagnose infectious diseases, to market a point-of-care influenza diagnostic developed by Suri Iyer, professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Center for Diagnostics & Therapeutics.
Vincent La Terza, assistant vice president and senior licensing agent at Georgia State University since 2017, has been named associate vice president of research and director of technology transfer and commercialization at Georgia State.
Georgia State University has received two four-year grants totaling nearly $6 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for research to identify a therapy that can counteract atherosclerosis, or the buildup of plaque in the arteries, and research to promote the regeneration of damaged vascular tissue after a heart attack or stroke.
Georgia State University’s Gerontology Institute has received $1.6 million from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Georgia State Survey Agency for a three-year training and development project to improve the state’s nursing homes.
People who are married and earning less than $60,000 per year in total household income have fewer symptoms of depression than comparable earning unmarried people, but for couples earning more, marriage doesn’t show the same mental health benefits, according to a study co-authored by a Georgia State University researcher.
Nearly half of small businesses that levied tobacco surcharges from their employees failed to offer tobacco cessation counseling as required by law, Georgia State University economist Michael Pesko and his coauthors found in the first study to look at tobacco surcharges in the small-group marketplace since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect.
Reducing the calories healthy adults consume — without causing malnutrition — may also reduce oxidative stress, and in turn prevent aging, according to a recent study led by a researcher from the School of Public Health.
Georgia State University is among the top research universities in the United States to receive grants under the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar program of the U.S. State Department during the 2017-18 academic year.
Two Georgia State University chemists have created new medicinal molecules that may help cure genetic diseases such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Researchers have developed a universal vaccine to combat influenza A viruses that produces long-lasting immunity in mice and protects them against the limitations of seasonal flu vaccines, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
Research leaders from the eight universities in the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) have signed a memorandum of understanding for the shared use of core research facilities at each of their institutions.
An international team of astronomers has produced the first detailed images of the surface of a giant star outside our solar system, revealing a nearly circular, dust-free atmosphere with complex areas of moving material, known as convection cells or granules, according to a recent study.
Consumption of dietary fiber can prevent obesity, metabolic syndrome and adverse changes in the intestine by promoting growth of “good” bacteria in the colon, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
Dr. James Weyhenmeyer, vice president for research and economic development at Georgia State University, has received an Industry Growth Award from Georgia Bio, a private nonprofit organization that promotes the life sciences industry and university research in Georgia.
The Center for Neuroinflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases, a top-level research center focused on inflammation in the brain and how it may contribute to a number of serious health conditions, has been created at Georgia State University.
Lactic acid bacteria, commonly used as probiotics to improve digestive health, can offer protection against different subtypes of influenza A virus, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
Both rhesus macaques and capuchin monkeys are capable of finding a stable solution when playing a competitive game in which one opponent always does better than the other, according to a recent study led by Georgia State University researchers.
Racial differences in parent report of concerns about their child’s development to healthcare providers may contribute to delayed diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in black children, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
Reducing a protein found in the mitochondria of cardiac muscle cells initiates cardiac dysfunction and heart failure, a finding that could provide insight for new treatments for cardiovascular diseases, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
Federal officials considering new regulations on tobacco products should give more weight to the fact that a majority of smokers are unhappy about feeling addicted to cigarettes, and should put less emphasis on the theory that smokers who quit are losing “pleasure” in their lives, according to a recent study.
College of Education & Human Development Assistant Professor Stephanie Behm Cross received an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement to expand and improve a teacher residency program.
The dangerous wobbling of pedestrian bridges could be reduced by using biomechanical models and a mathematical formula to estimate the bridge’s threshold effect, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
ATLANTA—Two Georgia State University researchers have been awarded funding grants from It’s the Journey and The Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE) to continue their research on breast cancers that have a greater impact on African Americans.
ATLANTA—Researchers have found a causative link between dysregulated tryptophan metabolism and abdominal aortic aneurysm, a life-threatening vascular disease, according to a new study led by Georgia State University.
ATLANTA—Homeless youth face increased social isolation and fewer support resources, according to a study recently published in Social Sciences by Georgia State University sociologists. The survey of homeless youth in Atlanta revealed that having more supportive network ties reduces the risk of experiencing significant symptoms of a severe mental illness, while longer length of homelessness is tied to having fewer personal support network resources.
ATLANTA—Dr. Gary Hastings, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University, has received a two-year, $400,000 federal grant to study solar energy conversion in photosynthesis.
ATLANTA—Between 2010 and 2014, Americans’ opinions about climate change became more polarized by political affiliation, increasingly aligning with those of others identifying with the same political party, Georgia State University researchers have found.
ATLANTA—Georgia State University’s Urban Studies Institute (USI) faculty has received $1 million from a $12 million National Science Foundation grant for a project to help cities prepare for climate change by co-developing the knowledge needed to promote resilient cities in a future that will look very different from today.
ATLANTA—African-American men report an average of eight depressive symptoms in a month, with family support, mastery, self-esteem, chronic stressors and daily discrimination among the risk and protective factors that are significant to their psychological health, according to a new study led by Georgia State University.
When natural disasters strike, concerns associated with injury and fatality, restriction of movement and loss of modern conveniences such as electricity are top of mind. But beyond these immediate concerns, there are also both short- and long-term public health implications.
ATLANTA—Researchers have discovered that a virus-like particle vaccine can prime the body’s immune response and prevent the severe respiratory disease that results when patients given an early form of a vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are exposed to RSV, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
ATLANTA—Insurers need to use a multipronged approach to create well-designed health insurance plans and counter the steep costs of opioid misuse, according to a recent article by Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
The School of Public Health at Georgia State University has received a grant of more than $700,000 to develop and test a mindfulness-based yoga program intended to provide young people in juvenile justice facilities with coping skills and reduce the recidivism rate.
ATLANTA—Dr. Ning Fang of the Chemistry Department at Georgia State has developed a new optical imaging technique, Single Particle Orientation and Rotational Tracking (SPORT) to image rotational motions in live cells and ultimately target cancer cells.
ATLANTA—Arteriviruses, a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that belongs to the order Nidovirales, produce more proteins and messenger RNAs than previously reported, a finding that shifts our understanding of the genome-coding capacity and the complexity of the regulation of viral RNA synthesis for these viruses, according to a new research study.
ATLANTA—Dr. Mark Stockman of Georgia State University’s College of Arts and Sciences is a co-recipient of a $2 million federal grant to develop miniaturized optical transistors and circuit elements using novel, atomically-thin materials.
ATLANTA—New discoveries about the mechanism responsible for heat generation in the body related to fat tissue oppose classical views in the field and could lead to new ways to fight metabolic disorders associated with obesity, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
ATLANTA—Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive intravelous (IV) alteplase, a clot-dissolving medication, are significantly less likely to survive, according to researchers at Georgia State University.
A groundbreaking new lab at Georgia State University is bringing business and legal scholars together with data scientists to analyze millions of litigation filings and outcomes, corporate financial disclosures, patent applications and other legal documents to identify patterns and evaluate how the law operates to predict future outcomes.
ATLANTA—Public opinion supporting euthanasia and suicide for terminally ill patients has grown over the last 40 years, according to a Georgia Health Policy Center study, published online in the Journal of Death and Dying.
ATLANTA—Georgia State University researchers have compiled a large solar dataset from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), providing computer vision researchers with unprecedented insight into the sun’s activity.
ATLANTA—Researchers at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University are partnering with the American Cancer Society (ACS) on a project designed to help colleges and universities across the United States develop and implement tobacco-free policies.
ATLANTA—Specific immune cells have the ability to produce a healing factor that can promote wound repair in the intestine, a finding that could lead to new, potential therapeutic treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new research study.
ATLANTA—Four faculty in Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development have received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition to prepare educators who work with bilingual students.
ATLANTA—Dr. Benoit Chassaing of Georgia State University’s College of Arts and Sciences has received a $100,000 Innovator Award from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, part of $3 million awarded for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) research.
ATLANTA–Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business has opened a fintech lab spanning data analytics, finance, real estate, and risk management and insurance, the first business school-based fintech lab in Georgia and among the first in the nation.
ATLANTA—Distinguished University Professor Ann-Margaret Esnard has assumed the role of interim Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives for the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies effective August 21, 2017.
ATLANTA—A team of researchers at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University has received more than $1 million in funding to develop cellphone messaging programs designed to help smokers kick the habit in China and Vietnam, two countries where smoking rates among men are among the highest in the world.
ATLANTA—As part of its goal to help identify and better understand the difficulties people face in navigating the justice system, the Center for Access to Justice produced an online Access to Justice map of Georgia.
Dr. Javier Stern, a distinguished researcher in autonomic and neuroendocrine neuroscience, with a particular focus on neuro-inflammation, has been named a faculty member in Georgia State University’s Neuroscience Institute.
An international team of astronomers has used a new algorithm to enhance observations from the NASA Kepler Space Telescope in its K2 Mission and perform the most detailed study yet of the variability of the Seven Sisters star cluster.
Investments in university research pay enormous dividends in the economic vitality of our region. In fiscal year 2017, research conducted at Georgia State garnered $147 million in external funding and created an economic impact of nearly $400 million.
Dr. Sarah Pallas, a professor in the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University, has received a four-year, $1 million federal grant to study how visual brain pathways develop in different species.
ATLANTA—Economists at Georgia State have discovered that family welfare — an economic measure of satisfaction, well-being or “happiness” — grew faster during the last two decades in U.S. households where wives earned higher wages than their husbands, outpacing its growth in families where the husband earned more or where husband and wife earned the same wages.
ATLANTA—A fast, simple blood test for ulcerative colitis using infrared spectroscopy could provide a cheaper, less invasive alternative for screening compared to colonoscopy, which is now the predominant test, according to a study between the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
ATLANTA—A nanolaser known as the spaser can serve as a super-bright, water-soluble, biocompatible probe capable of finding metastasized cancer cells in the blood stream and then killing these cells, according to a new research study.
ATLANTA—Dual-income parents’ work hours lead to sizeable increases in their children’s probability of being overweight and obese, according to Georgia State University economists Charles Courtemanche, Rusty Tchernis and Xilin Zhou.
ATLANTA—Intoxicated, heavy drinkers have a tendency to act rashly in response to negative emotions, which can intensify the risk for intimate partner aggression, according to a study by Georgia State University and Purdue University.
ATLANTA—Researchers in Georgia State’s Institute for Biomedical Sciences have received a four-year, $1.4 million federal grant to study novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of intestinal inflammation.
ATLANTA—Dr. Sang-Moo Kang, professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has renewed a four-year, $1.9 million federal grant to develop influenza vaccines that offer enhanced protection against a broad range of influenza virus strains.
ATLANTA—A local start-up, life sciences company founded by Dr. Jenny Yang, Regents’ Professor of Biochemistry at Georgia State University, has received a $2 million federal grant to develop improved magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents for the early detection of liver cancers and other cancers, such as uveal melanoma or eye cancer, that have metastasized to the liver.
ATLANTA—A boosting skin vaccination with a biodegradable microneedle patch and protein constructed from sequences of influenza virus subtypes could improve the effectiveness of conventional influenza vaccines, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
ATLANTA—Doctors who work in emergency rooms are generally supportive of prescription drug monitoring programs, while those in other specialties appear more concerned regulatory oversight will interfere with the doctor-patient relationship and do little to curb the opioid epidemic, according to a study led by a researcher at Georgia State University.
ATLANTA—Inflammatory pain at birth changes how the hippocampus, a part of the brain associated with memory and eating behavior, works later in life, and this pain also causes adult rats to eat more frequently and in larger amounts, according to a study by Georgia State University and the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center.
ATLANTA—The longer a person uses marijuana, the more the risk increases for developing conditions linked to heart disease, stroke and diabetes, according to a recent study by researchers in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.
ATLANTA—Public infrastructure spending on maintenance projects has a greater impact on economic growth and equitable wealth distribution than spending on new investments, according to Georgia State University research.
ATLANTA—Sex-changing fish exhibit differences in androgen receptor (AR) expression in muscles that are highly sensitive to androgens (male sex hormones) and essential for male courtship behavior, according to a Georgia State University study.
ATLANTA–Scientists at Georgia State University have rewired the neural circuit of one species and given it the connections of another species to test a hypothesis about the evolution of neural circuits and behavior.
ATLANTA—A Georgia State University researcher, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Florida State University, has received a five-year, $7.7 million federal grant to study the consequences of West Nile and Zika virus infections on the human central nervous system.
ATLANTA–Homes closer to start-up charters schools in Georgia experience higher property values than those farther away, the greatest impact being for homes within priority attendance zones in Atlanta, according to a new study by Georgia State University’s Center for State and Local Finance.
ATLANTA—Living in a segregated white community has been associated with higher odds of being diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer, according to a recent study led by a researcher in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.
ATLANTA—In humans, developing metabolic disease, particularly type 2 diabetes, is correlated with having bacteria that penetrate the mucus lining of the colon, according to a study led by Drs. Benoit Chassaing and Andrew Gewirtz at Georgia State University.
ATLANTA—Dr. Ming-Hui Zou, director of the Center for Molecular & Translational Medicine and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Molecular Medicine, has renewed a four-year, $2.3 million federal grant to study the role of an enzyme in causing diabetic vascular diseases and the molecular mechanism that leads to these diseases.
ATLANTA—Dr. Jian-Dong Li, director of the Institute for Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) at Georgia State University and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, has been appointed to serve on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council of Councils (CoC).
ATLANTA—Georgia’s Division of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) has contracted with Georgia State University to train child welfare caseworkers and their supervisors statewide on how to prevent depression, anxiety, burnout and turnover due to secondary traumatic stress (STS).
ATLANTA—Dr. Ming-Hui Zou, director of the Center for Molecular & Translational Medicine and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Molecular Medicine, has received a five-year, $2.3 million federal grant to study how to reduce lung cancer tumor growth.
ATLANTA—When young people consider the potential harm of tobacco and marijuana products, their assessment may be based on mistaken beliefs about the risks of various ingredients and methods of ingesting the substances, according to a study led by a tobacco researcher from the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.
ATLANTA—The nonwhite population has doubled and segregation has decreased as the Atlanta metropolitan region has grown by more than 300 percent over the past 45 years, according to new research by the Center for State and Local Finance at Georgia State University.
ATLANTA—Researchers from Georgia State University’s Center for Molecular & Translational Medicine have received a four-year, $2.8 million federal grant to study diabetic cardiomyopathy, diabetes-related changes in the structure and function of the heart muscle.
Users of both electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and cigarettes may be more intent on quitting tobacco, but that intention seems to drop off among less educated smokers, according to a study by Georgia State University researchers published in the journal Addictive Behaviors.
Edible ginger-derived nano-lipids created from a specific population of ginger nanoparticles show promise for effectively targeting and delivering chemotherapeutic drugs used to treat colon cancer, according to a study by researchers at the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Wenzhou Medical University and Southwest University in China.
Interviews with law enforcement officers who work with confidential drug informants reveal that the practice, while aiding in investigations and arrests, can also extract huge personal, professional and organizational costs, according to research published in a new book this month.
Georgia State University’s Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA) and the French company ALPAO have signed a contract for the development of an adaptive optics upgrade for the CHARA Array, the largest optical interferometer array in the world.
Dr. Betty Lai, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the School of Public Health, and Dr. Ann-Margaret Esnard, professor of public management and policy at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, will use the $293,000 grant to examine how 400 Texas public schools recovered after Hurricane Ike in 2008.
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) at Georgia State University has received a three-year, $970,704 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate how the human brain has evolved to support technological learning.
Researchers have identified a brain mechanism that could be a drug target to help prevent tolerance and addiction to opioid pain medication, such as morphine, according to a study by Georgia State University and Emory University.
Andrew Gewirtz, a professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a four-year, $1.8-million federal grant to study how changes in intestinal bacteria could lead to obesity and metabolic syndrome.
Older adults in assisted-living facilities experience limits to their rights to sexual freedom because of a lack of policies regarding the issue and the actions of staff and administrators at these facilities, according to research conducted by the Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University.
Working or volunteering can reduce the chances of chronic health conditions leading to physical disability in older Americans, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Florida State University.
The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) at Georgia State University has won a federal grant to study the relationship between nature walks and behaviors associated with autism stress responses in children.
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.
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.
Single mothers in Georgia who participate in the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) experience greater income mobility than males, whites and people with disabilities according to a study by Georgia State University economists.
A protein designed by researchers at Georgia State University can effectively target a cell surface receptor linked to a number of diseases, showing potential as a therapeutic treatment for an array of illnesses, including cancer, according to the research team.
A study led by researchers at Georgia State University provides new insights into the molecular basis of human diseases resulting from mutations in the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR), a protein found in cell membranes.
Non-Hispanic blacks are almost twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to be diagnosed with schizophrenia, but they’re significantly less likely to receive medication for treatment, according to researchers.
Georgia State University will train some of the nation’s leading infectious disease control researchers on healthcare-associated prevention strategies against Ebola and other threats at its School of Public Health laboratory in the Petit Science Center, May 23 – 27.
The LGBT Institute at the Center for Civil and Human Rights and Georgia State University today announced a partnership aimed at connecting academic researchers with LGBT advocates to tell the stories of some of those most marginalized—LGBT Southerners—through data.
An unprecedented molecular view of the critical early events in gene expression, a process essential for all life, has been provided by researchers at Georgia State University, the University of California at Berkeley and Northwestern University.
Most smokers who have tried electronic cigarettes have rejected them as less satisfying than regular cigarettes, reducing their potential to be a “disruptive technology” that could help a significant number of smokers to quit, according to a recent study by a team of researchers at the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) at Georgia State University.
Georgia State University sociologists and their colleagues at the City University of New York have received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study community land trusts, one way American cities can address the shortages of safe, affordable housing and their effects on residents.
Nanoparticles designed to block a cell-surface molecule that plays a key role in inflammation could be a safe treatment for inflammatory bowel disease, according to researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University and Southwest University in China.
Adults who have been blind since birth use gestures similar to those used by sighted adults speaking the same language, despite never having seen these gestures as children, a researcher at Georgia State University and her colleagues have found.
Georgia State University will fund eight faculty proposals as part of its Next Generation faculty program, a successor to the Second Century Initiative, which has brought 61 new faculty positions to the university over the last five years. Funding for the proposals is expected to be about $2 million in the next year.
To more effectively and efficiently meet the needs of at-risk families, a Georgia State University study suggests the introduction of a technological enhancement to improve acquisition of skills developed during parent-infant sessions.
Dr. Chris Basler, a world-renowned research leader in the study of emerging viruses, including the Ebola virus, has been named founding director of the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, Institute for Biomedical Sciences, at Georgia State University.
An enzyme involved in glucose metabolism in cells plays a major role in the early steps of wound healing, a finding that could lead to new therapeutic approaches for wound care, according to researchers at Georgia State University.
Younger African-American grandmothers who are the primary caregivers for their grandchildren may have different needs than older grandmothers, possibly requiring different types of support to reduce depression and improve the quality of their mental health, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Emory University.
A Georgia State University biologist has received a four-year, $1.37 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health, to identify a novel therapeutic target in obesity.
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.
Shortening the school week to four days has a positive impact on elementary school students’ academic performance in mathematics, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Montana State University.