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Imaging Technology May Unlock Childhood Disease Mystery
2013-12-30 13:34:27

Georgia Institute of Technology By the time they're two, most children have had respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and suffered symptoms no worse than a bad cold. But for some children, especially premature babies and those with underlying health conditions, RSV can lead to pneumonia and bronchitis – which can require hospitalization and have long-term consequences. A new technique for studying the structure of the RSV virion and the activity of RSV in living cells could help...

Scientists Accurately Forecasted Size And Location Of 2012 Costa Rica Earthquake
2013-12-23 07:19:58

Georgia Institute of Technology Scientists using GPS to study changes in the Earth's shape accurately forecasted the size and location of the magnitude 7.6 Nicoya earthquake that occurred in 2012 in Costa Rica. The Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica is one of the few places where land sits atop the portion of a subduction zone where the Earth's greatest earthquakes take place. Costa Rica's location therefore makes it the perfect spot for learning how large earthquakes rupture. Because...

Graphene-based Nano-antennas Could Enable Networks Of Tiny Machines
2013-12-12 18:00:25

Georgia Institute of Technology Networks of nanometer-scale machines offer exciting potential applications in medicine, industry, environmental protection and defense, but until now there's been one very small problem: the limited capability of nanoscale antennas fabricated from traditional metallic components. With antennas made from conventional materials like copper, communication between low-power nanomachines would be virtually impossible. But by taking advantage of the unique...

2013-12-02 23:24:17

Atlanta continues to be one of the epicenters of Cosplay in America with MomoCon leading the way year round. On Sunday December 8th hundreds of people in costume will come out to Centennial Olympic Park to ice skate and get their picture taken by MomoCon photographers Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 MomoCon is happy to announce the return of Cosplayers on Ice, a free photo shoot event for all ages held at Centennial Park Ice Rink in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday December 8, 2013...

2013-11-03 00:21:38

High School Biochemists Earn Top Prizes at Nation's Premier STEM Competition ATLANTA, Nov. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Months of dedication and hard work in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) paid off for four students named National Finalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation's premier research competition for high school students. Gerald Meixiong of Evans, Ga., earned the top honors and a $3,000 individual scholarship for...

2013-10-24 23:24:25

NoviFlow Teams with Leading Academic Institution to Accelerate OpenFlow 1.3-based SDN and NFV Solutions Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 NoviFlow Inc., a leading provider of high-performance OpenFlow-based switching solutions, today announced a partnering agreement with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). This collaboration is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to promote OpenFlow 1.3 based software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization...

2013-10-17 11:17:43

The mechanical properties of cells are often an indicator of disease. Cancer cells are typically soft and squishy. When the malaria parasite is inside a red blood cell, for example, the cell is stiffer than normal. Sickle cells also vary in stiffness. Research into the stiffness of diseased cells is lacking, in part due to limits in technology. Researchers have developed a new technology to sort human cells according to their stiffness, which might one day help doctors identify certain...

2013-10-17 08:34:04

Endowment to provide $5,000 annually to qualified Georgia Tech undergrad ATLANTA, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerPlan, Inc., an Atlanta-based enterprise software company, today announced the establishment of an endowment fund for the Georgia Institute of Technology. The PowerPlan Scholarship Endowment Fund will annually provide a one-year $5,000 scholarship to an undergraduate student at the Institute. The first PowerPlan Scholarship was awarded in August for the 2013-2014...

2013-10-10 12:22:41

CAYCE, S.C., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors today - Mr. Alfredo "Al" Trujillo, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc.; and Mr. John "Jack" F.A.V. Cecil, President of Biltmore Farms, LLC. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111004/CH80784LOGO ) SCANA's Board of Directors voted on October 10, 2013 to increase the size of the SCANA Corporation Board...

Mammalian Cells Prefer Nanodiscs Over Nanorods
2013-10-07 16:21:24

Georgia Institute of Technology For years scientists have been working to fundamentally understand how nanoparticles move throughout the human body. One big unanswered question is how the shape of nanoparticles affects their entry into cells. Now researchers have discovered that under typical culture conditions, mammalian cells prefer disc-shaped nanoparticles over those shaped like rods. Understanding how the shape of nanoparticles affects their transport into cells could be a major...