Research

Student and School Variables Can Predict High School Dropout, Georgia State University Study Finds

The gap in the high school dropout rate among students of different racial and demographic backgrounds narrows when certain variables, such as socioeconomic status and school size, are the same, according to a Georgia State University study.

The researchers looked at the characteristics of students and schools that are often associated with dropout. Unlike… more »

Amphetamine May Slow Rise Of Body Temperature And Mask Fatigue To Enhance Endurance, Study Finds Amphetamine May Slow Rise Of Body Temperature And Mask Fatigue To Enhance Endurance, Study Finds

ATLANTA—Amphetamine may slow down the rise of temperature in the body and mask fatigue, which could allow athletes to run significantly longer but result in potentially dangerous overheating of muscles, according to a study. 

Researchers at Georgia State University and Indiana University have identified a new mechanism underlying the physical performance enhancement effect of… more »

Researchers Use Fruit Flies To Understand How Body Responds To Harmful, Cold Stimuli Researchers Use Fruit Flies To Understand How Body Responds To Harmful, Cold Stimuli

ATLANTA–The tiny fruit fly can help humans investigate the genetic and neural bases of detecting painful or harmful cold stimuli and offer intriguing, potential implications for human health, according to a new study. 

A team of researchers led by Dr. Daniel N. Cox, associate professor of neuroscience at Georgia State University, has discovered that… more »

Elderly Chinese Immigrants Feel At Home In U.S. With Living Conditions, Independence, Study Finds Elderly Chinese Immigrants Feel At Home In U.S. With Living Conditions, Independence, Study Finds

ATLANTA—Having comfortable living conditions and independence from their adult children can help elderly Chinese immigrants find a sense of home and life satisfaction in the United States, but the inability to speak fluent English makes them feel unsettled, according to a research study. 

Researchers at Georgia State University, the International Association of Long Term… more »

Professor Uses Software to Examine Emotions Toward 2016 Presidential Candidates

While watching presidential nominee Donald Trump deliver his primary election victory speech in New Jersey, where he implied that Hillary Clinton was “playing the woman’s card,” Political Science Professor Sarah Gershon noticed two things. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was unbothered. But a slight grimace from his wife, Mary Pat Christie, suggested the same may… more »

CHARA Array Awarded $3.9 Million To Provide Telescope Access To Scientists Across The Nation

ATLANTA—Scientists at Georgia State University’s Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA) have been awarded a $3.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide scientists greater access to the CHARA Array telescopes at the Mount Wilson Observatory in California.

The CHARA Array is the largest optical interferometer in the world and provides… more »

Sociology Doctoral Student Receives Doris Duke Fellowship to Study African-American Fatherhood

Last year when sociology Ph.D. student Clinton Boyd, Jr. applied for the prestigious Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being, he wasn’t accepted. A year later, the Chicago-native is now a 2016 Doris Duke Fellow and proof that sometimes a denial is simply a delay in disguise. 

“I have to admit that… more »

Laughter-based Exercise Program For Older Adults Has Health Benefits, Georgia State Researchers Find

Incorporating laughter into a physical activity program that is focused on strength, balance and flexibility could improve older adults’ mental health, aerobic endurance and confidence in their ability to exercise, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

In this study, older adults residing in four assisted-living facilities participated in a moderate-intensity… more »

Neuroscientists Receive Grant from NIMH To Develop State-of-the-Art Genome Engineering Technologies

The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) at Georgia State University has received a two-year, exploratory grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop transformative genome engineering research tools. 

The $416,625 award funds a pioneering project designed to create a novel series of transgenic and gene-targeted Syrian hamsters that will significantly advance understanding… more »

Georgia State and ALPAO Sign Agreement for Adaptive Optics Upgrade on Telescopes at CHARA

MOUNT WILSON, Calif.–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.

Georgia State and ALPAO will develop new deformable mirrors and improve the sensitivity of… more »