Georgia State Partners with Local Organizations to Improve School Safety

Georgia State University, in partnership with WestEd and Atlanta Public Schools, has received a nearly $7.5M National Institute of Justice (NIJ) grant led by WestEd to develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive school safety initiative in Atlanta Public Schools. 

The goal of the school safety initiative is to create supportive learning environments where students… more »

Technique to More Effectively Diagnose and Treat Cancer Developed by Georgia State Researchers

ATLANTA—A method to better trace changes in cancers and treatment of the prostate and lung without the limitations associated with radiation has been developed by Georgia State University researchers.

Their findings were published Wednesday, Nov. 17 in Scientific Reports by Nature. 

The researchers developed a new imaging agent they named ProCA1.GRPR, and demonstrated that… more »

Human Brains Evolved to be More Responsive to Environmental Influences, Study Discovers

ATLANTA—Human brains exhibit more plasticity, the tendency to be modeled by the environment, than chimpanzee brains, which may account for part of human evolution, according to researchers at Georgia State University, the George Washington University and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

The findings provide insight into why humans are capable of… more »

Georgia State’s iGEM Team Wins Silver at Giant Jamboree

Georgia State University’s International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) team received a silver medal at the 2015 Giant Jamboree. Other silver medalists included Yale University, Columbia University and the University of Chicago.

The five-day conference is the culmination of the annual synthetic biology research competition that challenges students to develop biologically-based solutions for real-world problems. Two… more »

New International Partnership to Advance Georgia State Cancer Research

Georgia State University and the United Kingdom’s University of Nottingham have partnered to initiate several innovative breast cancer studies aimed at improving the diagnosis of the disease, determining tumor aggressiveness more accurately and optimizing patient treatment.

The University of Nottingham is the birthplace of the distinguished Nottingham grading system, a widely used histologic grading system… more »

Consuming Sweets Forms Memories That May Control Eating Habits, Neuroscience Study Finds

ATLANTA—Eating sweet foods causes the brain to form a memory of a meal, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Georgia Regents University and Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center.

The findings, published online in the journal Hippocampus, show that neurons in the dorsal hippocampus, the part of the brain that is critical for episodic memory,… more »

In memoriam: Clifford Kuhn

Posted On November 9, 2015
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The college is sad to announce that Cliff Kuhn, Associate Professor of History at Georgia State University, died on Sunday afternoon from a heart attack. Dr. Kuhn was not only a vital member of his department but also of his profession and of Atlanta’s historical community.

“Cliff Kuhn was truly a historian for the people,”… more »

Georgia State Scientist Gets $1.68M to Study Cancer and DNA Replication

Ivaylo Ivanov, associate professor of chemistry at Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $1.675 million federal grant to study how problems with DNA replication and repair may lead to cancer susceptibility and inheritable genetic diseases. 

The project is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health… more »

Undergraduate Psychology Program on the Rise in the South

Georgia State University’s undergraduate psychology program has been ranked fifth among up-and-coming undergraduate psychology programs in the South by Best Psychology Degrees.

Best Psychology Degrees is an online guide to the top psychology degree programs. The site provides students with psychology program rankings, degree programs and career assistance.

“The Psychology Department is honored to be… more »

Two Georgia State Scientists Discuss Space Weather Events at White House

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Two Georgia State University scientists were among experts invited by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to discuss space weather events related to science and technology efforts, and national preparedness on Thursday, Oct. 29.

Piet Martens, professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Georgia State, and Rafal Angryk, associate… more »