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Mass Spectrometry Rapidly Detects Staph Infections
2012-01-13 04:12:37

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed a new laboratory test that can rapidly identify the bacterium responsible for staph infections. This new test takes advantage of unique isotopic labeling combined with specific bacteriophage amplification to rapidly identify Staphylococcus aureus. Quickly and accurately detecting infections caused by S. aureus is critical because the pathogenic bacterium causes a...

2011-12-15 12:06:23

The coming years will bring increased personalization, innovation and flexibility in the media landscape, according to the Georgia Institute of Technology. These findings were announced in today's release of the FutureMediaSM Outlook 2012, a multimedia report that offers Georgia Tech's annual viewpoint on the future of media and its impact on people, business and society over the next five to seven years. "Georgia Tech's work in Future Media is part of our new Institute for People and...

2011-12-09 16:50:00

Representatives work to increase participation of women in technology and computing Boulder, CO (PRWEB) December 09, 2011 Three individuals working with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) will be among those honored at the White House today as âœChampions of Changeâ. The Champions of Change program, part of President Obamaâs âœWinning the Futureâ initiative, highlights a...

2011-11-17 10:30:04

Creating new, improved pharmaceuticals is sometimes very similar to cracking the code of a combination lock. If you have the wrong numbers, the lock won´t open. Even worse, you don´t know if your numbers are close to the actual code or way off the mark. The only solution is to simply guess a new combination and try again. Similarly, when a newly created drug doesn´t bind well to its intended target, the drug won´t work. Scientists are then forced to go back to the lab,...

Image 1 - Engineers Help Improve Flow Of Visitors In Georgia Aquarium's New Dolphin Exhibit
2011-11-15 04:03:10

[ Watch the Video ] More than 1,800 visitors can move smoothly through the Georgia Aquarium's new AT&T Dolphin Tales exhibit, entering and leaving through the same set of doors. Their experience is not by accident though -- before the exhibit opened, logistics experts at the Georgia Institute of Technology carefully studied how guests would move and recommended ways to improve their experiences while minimizing congestion. "We offered Georgia Aquarium leaders accurate predictions on...

Word of the Day
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.