One factor that makes glioblastoma cancers so difficult to treat is that malignant cells from the tumors spread throughout the brain by following nerve fibers and blood vessels to invade new locations.
Taking a DNA molecule into the vicinity of a homologous target gene by a DNA aptamer provides a many-fold enhancement of gene correction frequency at that genetic locus.
Designing nanomedicine to combat diseases is a hot area of scientific research, primarily for treating cancer, but very little is known in the context of atherosclerotic disease.
I had the pleasure of recently speaking with Dr. Louis Pack, a physician with over 40 years of clinical and surgical experience treating patients with joint pain. Dr.
The Parker H.
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) announced its 2014 College of Fellows and Todd C. McDevitt, Ph.D., Carol Ann and David D.
Daniel Goldman, associate professor in the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Physics, has been selected for the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The award is considered the highest honor in the U.S.
Using a novel high-throughput screening process, scientists have for the first time identified molecules with the potential to block the accumulation of a toxic eye protein that can lead to early onset of glaucoma.
Robert M. Nerem has spent much of his long career exploring critical health-related topics such as blood flow in large arteries, the role of hemodynamics in the onset of atherosclerosis, and more recently, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
By the time they’re two, most children have had respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and suffered symptoms no worse than a bad cold.
One of the biggest questions in science is how life arose from the chemical soup that existed on early Earth.
The Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium (APDC) has been awarded $3.5 million over five years by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to assist scientists, clinicians and entrepreneurs in bringing medical devices for children to the market with greater efficiency.
The Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience awarded the 2014 Suddath Symposium Graduate Student Awards to three students for their grand achievements in biological or biochemical research at the molecular or cellular level.
Georgia Tech faculty continue to be recognized as among the most respected in their field. Last month, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) named four — in biology, computing and engineering — to its 2013 class of fellows
The Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience announced the winners of its annual Interdisciplinary Education and Research "Above and Beyond" awards given annually to staff, a junior faculty member, a senior faculty member, six trainees and staff members.
John McDonald, professor in the School of Biology and director of the Integrated Cancer Research Center, has also spent many years as the chief scientific officer for Georgia Tech’s Ovarian Cancer Institute.
In the early 1990s, when Wallace H. Coulter — legendary scientist and inventor of a device to rapidly count cells — was elected as a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), he was unable to attend the meeting to accept the nomination.
Dr. Adriana San Miguel, a postdoctoral associate in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Hang Lu, has been awarded a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award by the National Institutes of Health.
After a diving accident left Jason DiSanto paralyzed from the neck down in 2009, he had to learn how to navigate life from a powered wheelchair, which he controls with a sip-and-puff system.
For a baseball pitcher, a rotator cuff injury often means an extended stay on the disabled list for surgery and rehabilitation of the damaged tendons. But a new technology under development may stop this shoulder injury from becoming so severe that surgery is required.