ATLANTA–Georgia State University will host the 2016 Global Game Jam (GGJ), a fast-paced, 48-hour digital “jam session” that will give students and non-students an opportunity to brainstorm, innovate, collaborate and develop new ideas for game design.
The event starts at 5 p.m., Jan. 29 and will be held at the Helen M. Aderhold Learning Center,… more »
ATLANTA—Activating receptors in the brain for the body’s hunger hormone increases food-related behaviors, such as gathering, storing and consuming food, a finding that has implications for the treatment of obesity, according to researchers at Georgia State University.
Their study suggests that stimulating brain receptors for ghrelin, a hormone that increases appetite, by injecting ghrelin… more »
Two years ago, Georgia State University alumnus Steve Tanner established the Col. Lynn B. Stull Memorial Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Endowment by means of a challenge grant. Tanner now has issued a new challenge to increase the endowment, with plans to match all gifts dollar-for-dollar.
The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, Georgia State University announces the highly-anticipated exhibition for its third-year MFA graduate students at Aqua Art Miami from Dec. 2-6. The international satellite fair takes place during Miami Basel Week — one of the art world’s most prestigious art fair happenings — and will feature Georgia State MFA candidates (Suite #212) alongside international galleries from New York,… more »
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ATLANTA—A novel class of antimicrobials that inhibits the function of a key disease-causing component of bacteria could be effective in fighting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA), one of the major drug-resistant bacterial pathogens, according to researchers at Georgia State University.
Their study showed that small molecule analogs that target the functions of SecA, a central part… more »
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 »
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 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 »