Low-density lipoproteins, or LDLs, usually get a bad rap. It’s because LDL particles (also known as “bad cholesterol”) are directly involved in the development of atherosclerosis, thickening of the artery wall which often leads to fatal cardiovascular disorders, like stroke or heart attack.
At the Georgia Institute of Technology, a rare synergy of engineers and scientists, in cooperation with Emory University School of Medicine and other collaborators, is expanding data collection and analysis on the brain.
In the 116 years since Dr. Aloysius Alzheimer discovered the disease that bears his name, not much has changed. The research path has been vexing, while the need for progress has become urgent — especially as people live longer.
Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University have created a device that makes walking up and down stairs easier.
Three teams of researchers working on a diverse range of projects have been awarded 2017 Petit Institute Seed Grants.
Gabe Kwong, assistant professor in the Wallace H.
Charles Darwin, whose influence on modern scientific thought cannot be underestimated, wrote, “In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”
In the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Georgia Tech and Emory, a commitment to improving people’s lives through technology is built into every course.
UPDATED 10/25/2017 — When Georgia Tech’s College of Sciences created a prospectus for a new Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, it estimated 25 to 50 students would enroll the first year. Wrong.
Biomedical engineers have built simple machines out of DNA, consisting of arrays whose units switch reversibly between two different shapes.
Peng Qiu, associate professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory, recently won the conference-wide image analysis challenge held during the 32nd Congress of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry held in Boston.
Peer through the narrow window into Room 1232 Whitaker, and you’ll see what appears to be a typical college class: professor talking, students listening, whiteboards.
But if you were inside the room, you’d find that this class is anything but typical.
Manu Platt, associate professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory, was selected to receive the 2017 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Diversity Award.
If you keep up with medical news, you’ve probably heard of beta amyloid. It plays the villain in plenty of stories about Alzheimer’s disease: One of the signature markers of Alzheimer’s patients is plaque buildup created by the protein.
There’s a lot riding on today’s engineering students.
Jahizreal Aquart is finishing his Project ENGAGES experience with a flourish. The graduating senior from B.E.S.T. Academy in Atlanta took home a third place award in the 2017 edition of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, May 19, in Los Angeles.
When it comes to Big Questions About Birds, here’s one that rivals those about chickens crossing roads and that whole chicken-and-egg quandary: Why do flamingos stand on one leg?
Susan Margulies, Ph.D., has been named the Wallace H. Coulter Chair of the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Georgia Tech and Emory University, and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Injury Biomechanics. Her appointments are effective August 1.
Bob Nerem has won some of the top awards and honors in his field, recognitions for his dedication and accomplishments over a long career as a trailblazing bioengineer.