A person reaches out for a handshake; the other person takes their hand with two hands and tugs then dies as a consequence.
Kennedy Fireselam Gleason died on April 1st, 2009, in Ethiopia. She was not yet six months old and had never been held by her brokenhearted parents, Rudy and Katie Gleason.
Almost every child gets respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which causes cold-like symptoms. It’s usually not a big deal if they’re healthy, but every year in the U.S. some 57,000 children under the age of five are hospitalized with the infection.
The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Georgia Tech and Emory celebrated its 20th anniversary with style, fortuitous timing, and a great view, last month at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, which is on the 34th floor of 191 Peachtree Tower.
The Georgia Institute of Technology’s reputation as a leader in cell manufacturing received a boost recently when it was awarded a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to develop a scalable manufacturing system for cord-tissue derived cells.
A group of Georgia Tech students and recent graduates will compete in the Collegiate Inventors Competition taking place in Washington, D.C., next month.
Finding ways to improve the drug development process – which is currently costly, time-consuming and has an astronomically high failure rate – could have far-reaching benefits for health care and the economy.
James Rains, professor of the practice and director of the Capstone program for the Wallace H.
Using a combination of computational modeling and experimental techniques, a research team has developed new information about how intercellular communication affects the differentiation of an embryonic stem cell colony over time.
Hanjoong Jo is in demand in the United Kingdom. The John and Jan Portman Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, Jo was a big hit with British researchers and audiences during his visit there in September.
Over 300 faculty members, representing each department in the Emory University School of Medicine, were recognized at the 5th Annual Celebration of Faculty Excellence Ceremony and Reception on October 11th. The awardees, along with the category description, from the Wallace H.
The annual Biomedical Engineering Career Fair began a new era in a new location with a new name as a crowd of 563 students, an increase over last year, attended the September 24th event.
Two researchers with the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech have been awarded inaugural Aflac Pilot Grants (APG) as part of multidisciplinary teams working to reduce the devastating impact of childhood cancer.
Researchers have demonstrated an integrated technique for monitoring specific biomolecules – such as growth factors – that could indicate the health of living cell cultures produced for the burgeoning field of cell-based therapeutics.
Eva Dyer, a researcher in the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is the recipient of a $175,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
A new screening process could dramatically accelerate the identification of nanoparticles suitable for delivering therapeutic RNA into living cells.
Annabelle Singer plans to develop, for the first time, a non-invasive way to drive neural activity with millisecond precision deep within the brain, while at the same time drafting the brain’s immune system to treat neurodegenerative diseases.
Shu Jia, assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, is part of a team of researchers from three different institutions utilizing a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to focus on human cardiac opto-epigenetics.
Phil Santangelo, associate professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, knows that preventing both HIV and flu infections are two tremendous challenges in the field of infectious disease.
A new NIH-funded research center at Emory, Georgia Tech, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will assist inventors across the United States in developing and translating microelectronics-based point-of-care (POC) technologies for patient care.