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  • Toward Personalized Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis

    Georgia Tech’s Sam Brown Receives CDC Grant to Develop Treatment Strategies

    The grant will advance efforts to personalize the treatment of cystic fibrosis.

    Sam Brown aims to understand the dynamics of the bacterial populations – or microbiomes – associated with cystic fibrosis to develop treatments targeting the specific microbiomes of individual patients.

  • Rousing Masses to Fight Cancer with Open Source Machine Learning

    Sharing is caring in the fight against cancer with this new open source software project to predict cancer drug effectiveness.

    Here's an invitation for a throng of researchers to gather and fight cancer in an open source software project to hone predictions of drug effectiveness. Georgia Tech researchers have kicked off the project with a program they tested to be about 85% effective in making predictions in individual patient treatments. It's free for the downloading and usage to anyone touching the fields of medicine and related computation. The researchers think their software is pretty good already but that the participation of others could make it soar. And that could save a lot of lives.

  • Georgia Tech Names Engineering Biosystems Building for Krone Family

    Krone family make engineered biosystems building a reality with lead gift.

    The Georgia Institute of Technology celebrated the naming of its engineered biosystems building for Helen and Roger Krone in a special ceremony during Homecoming festivities Octobrt 20, 2017, in Atlanta.

  • Younan Xia to Receive 2017 Materials Research Society Medal

    For exceptional achievement in materials research

    The MRS Medal is one of the highest honors for materials scientists.

    Georgia Institute of Technology professor Younan Xia, one of the world’s most cited chemistry and materials science researchers, has been selected to receive the Materials Research Society (MRS) Medal for 2017.

  • Daydreaming is Good. It Means You’re Smart

    Brain study suggests mind wandering at work and home may not be as bad as you might think

    People with efficient brains may have too much brain capacity to stop their minds from wandering.

    A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests that daydreaming during meetings isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It might be a sign that you’re really smart and creative.

  • Wriggling Microtubules Help Explain Coupling of “Active” Defects and Curvature

    Scientists have examined an active nematic built with components borrowed from living cells.

    Imagine a tiny donut-shaped droplet, covered with wriggling worms. The worms are packed so tightly together that they locally line up, forming a nematic liquid crystal similar to those found in flat panel displays. In the journal Nature Physics, scientists are reporting on an examination of such an active nematic – but with flexible filaments and microscopic engines rather than worms.

  • Meet College of Sciences Alumnus Phillip L. Williams, Professor and Founding Dean, College of Public Health, University of Georgia

    Ph.D. from Tech gave professor the confidence to dream big and succeed

    Phillip L. Williams combines Tech training and UGA resources to make a difference.

    From Atlanta to Athens: Phillip L. Williams earned a Ph.D. in biology from Georgia Tech, and relied on that training to help him establish the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia.

  • ‘Y’ a Protein Unicorn Might Matter in Glaucoma

    Unheard of: A Y-shaped part found in the middle of a mysterious protein studied in glaucoma.

    A protein shaped like a "Y" makes scientists do a double-take and may change the way they think about a protein sometimes implicated in glaucoma. The Y is a centerpiece in myocilin, binding four other components nicknamed propellers together like balloons on strings. The Y may also make them stick to things instead of floating freely as was previously believed for years.

  • Meet College of Sciences Alumna Lynn A. Capadona, Chief, Science and Space Technology Systems Branch, NASA John Glenn Research Center

    Earning a chemistry Ph.D. launched this alumna to success at NASA

    Dr. Lynn A. Capadona proved she had the right stuff for NASA, thanks to her Ph.D. in chemistry from Tech.

    Lynn A. Capadona's mission at NASA? Keep astronauts safe in their spacecraft as the space agency considers possible future journeys to Mars. The problem-solving skills she gained while earning a Ph.D. in chemistry at Tech helped Capadona take on more responsibilities at NASA. 

  • Meet College of Sciences Alumnus John F. Oswald, Owner and Operator, Oswald Vineyard

    Tech’s life lessons helped this chemist switch from molecules to merlot

    John F. Oswald is trading one kind of chemistry for another – the kind that can give you a crisp glass of chardonnay.

    He earned his B.S. and M.S. in chemistry from Georgia Tech, and landed a good job with a major international company. But his time on campus – and his strong faith – also taught John F. Oswald how to take the right risks. That's how he ended up as a farmer of a fast-growing vineyard that's supplying grapes to Texas wineries.