Research

Intoxication Increases Risk For Heavy Drinkers To Commit Violence Against Intimate Partner, Study Finds

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.

The researchers examined the link between risk-promoting factors, such as impulsivity and problematic drinking, and intimate partner aggression among… more »

Georgia State Spin-Off, Inlighta Biosciences LLC, Receives $2 Million Grant To Develop Enhanced MRI Contrast Agents For Liver Cancers And Metastasis

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… more »

Georgia State: Doctors Vary In Support For Monitoring Of Opioid Prescriptions

Posted On July 11, 2017
Categories Research, Sociology

Doctors who work in emergency rooms are generally supportive of prescription drug monitoring programs, while those in some other specialties appear more concerned that such regulatory oversight will interfere with the doctor-patient relationship and do little to curb the current opioid epidemic, according to a study led by a researcher at Georgia State University.

Understanding… more »

Early-Life Pain May Lead To Obesity Risk, Especially In Females, Neuroscience Institute Study Finds Early-Life Pain May Lead To Obesity Risk, Especially In Females, Neuroscience Institute Study Finds

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. 

The… more »

Georgia State Geologists Unlock Mysteries of Ancient Climate Change

Researchers from Georgia State University’s Geosciences Department are using mineralogical tools to study climate change in East Africa that dates back nearly 1.9 million years ago. 

“Doing this research is exhilarating because you get a glimpse into how dynamic environmental change is on Earth,” said geosciences chair and Professor Daniel Deocampo, who is leading the… more »

In Sex-Changing Fish, Male-Typical Sexual Behavior Associated With Elevated Expression Of Male Sex Hormone Receptors In Muscles

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. 

Androgen signaling is a critical regulator of male-typical reproductive behavior in vertebrates. This study found androgen receptor expression is also important… more »

Georgia State Neuroscientists Rewire Brain Of One Species To Have Connectivity Of Another

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. 

Neurons are connected to each other to form networks that underlie behaviors. Drs. Akira Sakurai and Paul Katz of Georgia State’s… more »

Georgia State Researcher Receives $7.7 Million Federal Grant To Study West Nile And Zika Viruses

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. 

The three-part study is funded by the National Institute of Allergy… more »

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 »