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Georgia Tech Researchers Bring Beach to Laurel Ridge Elementary School

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School of Biology’s Joel Kostka, students engaged fifth-graders in oils spills, oil-eating bacteria.
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School of Biology’s Joel Kostka, students engaged fifth-graders in oils spills, oil-eating bacteria.

 

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Ph.D. Biology student Xiaoxu Sun creates an oil spill on the beach in a paint tray. The activity explains how oil is transported to the beach and the potential impacts of the oil to beach animals and ecosystems. Photo by Joel Kostka/Georgia Tech

Standing the Test of Time

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Seminal papers by Petit Institute researcher Al Merrill get the “Classic” treatment
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Seminal papers by Petit Institute researcher Al Merrill get the “Classic” treatment

 

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Al Merrill in lab

Eastern U.S. Needs “Connectivity” to Help Species Escape Climate Change

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For plants and animals fleeing rising temperatures, varying precipitation patterns and other effects of climate change, the eastern United States will need improved “climate connectivity” for these species to have a better shot at survival.
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Jenny McGuire

For plants and animals fleeing rising temperatures, varying precipitation patterns and other effects of climate change, the eastern United States will need improved “climate connectivity” for these species to have a better shot at survival.

Georgia Tech To Develop Tools To Improve Drug Efficacy

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$2.44M NIH grant will enable comprehensive annotation of genes related to disease.
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$2.44M NIH grant will enable comprehensive annotation of genes related to disease.

 

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Jeffrey Skolnick

Georgia Tech Facilitates Bioinformatics Push in Colombia

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School of Biology’s King Jordan Receives Fulbright Award To Assist Capacity Building
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King Jordan (left) and Miguel Medina spent many days in Georgia Tech preparing for the Fulbright-supported bioinformatics workshop that begins on June 20, 2016, at Universidad Tecnológica del Chocó, in Colombia.

School of Biology’s King Jordan Receives Fulbright Award To Assist Capacity Building

Mark Hay Named Fellow of Ecological Society

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School of Biology professor cofounded field of marine chemical ecology.
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Mark Hay’s work has enabled scientists to “listen” to the chatter of marine organisms, carried out through chemical signals.

Restoring Chemotherapy Sensitivity by Boosting MicroRNA Levels

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Researchers have restored chemotherapy sensitivity in vitro to a line of human pancreatic cancer cells that had developed resistance
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Georgia Tech Graduate Research Assistant Mengnan Zhang examines a solution containing pancreatic cancer cells. The research examined the role of microRNA molecules in controlling resistance to chemotherapy drugs. (Credit: John Toon, Georgia Tech)

Polluted Dust Can Impact Ocean Life Thousands of Miles Away, Study Says

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A new modeling study conducted by researchers in Georgia Tech shows that for decades, air pollution drifting from East Asia out over the world’s largest ocean has contributed to oxygen levels falling in tropical waters thousands of miles away.
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Taka Ito

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Pollution-related Oxygen Loss in Tropical Pacific Ocean

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Athanasios Nene

Center Stage: Andrew Chetcuti Seamlessly Melds Academics and Athletics

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After graduation, the biology major heads to Brazil to compete in the 2016 Olympics and then to graduate school.
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A KEY ROLE FOR MICROBES IN OIL SPILLS

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In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon blowout, the findings of basic research will help better address future disasters.
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