Connecting the Dots: Athens Career Academy Unveils Biotech Track, Shaping Real Futures for High School Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–February 22, 2024– Athens, Georgia – The Athens Community Career Academy, part of the Clarke County School District, is ushering in a new era of education and community development with its innovative Biotechnology Track. Designed to meet the changing needs of the workforce in Athens, this program aims to prepare high school students…

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Large Majority of Americans Say Consideration of Clinical Trial Participation Should be a Part of Regular Health Care

New National Public Opinion Survey Reveals Willingness to Participate in Clinical Trials; Importance of Trials Reflecting the Population; Concerns About Sharing Personal Health Information Have Grown   Arlington, VA – December 5, 2023 – According to survey findings released today, an overwhelming majority of Americans (87%) agree that health care professionals should discuss clinical trials…

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UGA scientists pursue new options for biofuel

High cost and inefficiency are huge obstacles to biofuels becoming more commonplace. But GRA Eminent Scholars and their colleagues at the University of Georgia are finding novel ways to overcome aspects of those obstacles. An online feature published in October offers a look at these efforts (and provides a good overview of biofuel’s viability as an…

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GT Scholar helps develop process to reduce natural resources needed in fuel production

Turning crude oil into fuel and other products requires a distillation process that uses enormous amounts of energy and water. But a Georgia Tech research team that includes GRA Eminent Scholar Rampi Ramprasad may well revolutionize that process: They’ve formulated a new kind of polymer membrane to separate desirable compounds from undesirable ones at the…

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Coskun Receives $1.86 Million NIH MIRA Award to Map Spatial Molecular Neighborhoods

Ahmet Coskun has a saying on the homepage of his lab’s website: “Seeing is believing. Quantifying is proving.” So, with that in mind, Coskun and his team have developed multiplex imaging tools and combined them with machine learning techniques – for believing and quantifying.   Now, to support Coskun’s research, the National Institutes of Health has granted…

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Emory, Georgia Tech & Children’s Healthcare land major NIH grant for diagnostics

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health has awarded $7.8 million over the next five years to the Atlanta Center for Microsystems Engineered Point-of-Care Technologies (ACME POCT) to support inventors across the country in developing, translating and testing microsystems-based point-of-care technologies to help improve patient care. Point-of-care technologies…

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Gabe Kwong Leading $50M Study for Earlier Cancer Detection

The Georgia Institute of Technology will lead development of a new generation of cancer tests capable of detecting multiple types of tumors earlier than ever with up to $50 million from President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative. Led by Gabe Kwong, associate professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and…

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Georgia Research Alliance Trustees Name New President and CEO

Tim Denning, Ph.D. will succeed retiring Susan Shows in November The Trustees of the Georgia Research Alliance voted today to appoint Timothy Denning, Ph.D., vice president for research and economic development at Georgia State University, as the fifth president and CEO of GRA. He will take the reins from Susan Shows, who announced her retirement in a…

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