Georgia State Hosts Global Game Jam To Experiment, Innovate In Gaming

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 »

Brain Receptors for Hunger Hormone Control Food Intake, Neuroscience Researchers Find

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 »

Third-Year MFA Students Gear Up for the 2015 Aqua Art Miami Fair

Posted On December 2, 2015
Categories Art and Design, Events

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 »

New Antimicrobials Could Fight Drug-Resistant MRSA Infection, Georgia State Study Finds

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 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 »