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 »

Distinguished University Professor Selected as Chair of the Board of Governors for the Astrophysical Research Consortium

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce D. Michael Crenshaw, Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been appointed Chair of the Board of Governors for the Astrophysical Research Consortium (ARC).

“I’m excited about this new position because it opens up new collaborative opportunities for our… more »

Red Carpet Arrival

Sofia Espina won an Emmy for her work on a television adventure series, and the journalism major is just getting started.

When she finishes her college degree, Sofia Espina might have a leg up on her fellow job applicants in television news.

The Georgia State University journalism major earned a Southeast Emmy Award — one… 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 »

START inks new book series with Oxford University Press

Posted On June 13, 2017 by Jessica Rivinius

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is partnering with Oxford University Press to sponsor a new book series on the causes, conduct and consequences of terrorism. The interdisciplinary series will approach terrorism conceptually as having a developmental “life cycle” that includes the origins of political extremism and the formation… 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 »