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National Institutes of Health Awards Georgia State Biologist $1.37 Million to Fight Obesity

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 (NIH), to identify a novel therapeutic target in obesity.

“Obesity as a complex metabolic disease is the result of gene and environmental interactions, and… more »

Journalism Student Wins Trip to Japan

Ciara Frisbie, a broadcast journalism and film major, recently won the Scripps Howard Foundation’s Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition. She, along with nine other college journalists, will embark upon a nine-day journalism study trip to Japan.

“I’m looking forward to being able to broaden my horizons. It’s going to be interesting to see… more »

Center for Civil and Human Rights Features After Malcolm Project Exhibit for Black History Month

The After Malcolm Project is adding the history of American black Muslim life to the civil rights narrative told at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. The project’s digital archive will be on display at the center throughout the month of February.

“The After Malcolm Exhibit is important in adding to the complete story… more »

No Genetic Link Between Smaller Subcortical Brain Volumes and Risk for Schizophrenia, Researchers Find

There is no evidence of genetic overlap between risk for schizophrenia and brain volume measures, according to researchers in a global study that examined the genes that drive the development of schizophrenia.

That was the key finding in a collaborative study involving nearly 600 researchers from more than 350 institutions, including Georgia State University, and… more »

Georgia State GNL Student, Investigative Reporters Shine

Since its inception in 2014, the Georgia News Lab (GNL) has been devoted to presenting opportunities for students to collaborate and learn investigative journalism through work with professional reporters and editors. This goal has proven successful, as a number of GNL-student articles have been featured on leading news outlets in the Southeast.

The GNL is… more »

Visiting Lecturer Wins Philip Levine Prize for Poetry Collection

It was a dreary Sunday when English visiting lecturer Andrea Jurjević received the call that she had been selected as the winner of the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry. Out of more than 900 submissions, her first book, “Small Crimes” was the winner.

“The weather was particularly crappy and I was about to take a… more »

Georgia State Researchers Identify Way Radiation May Fight Cancer Cells Escaping Immune System

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 »