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.
The Petit Undergraduate Research Scholars program provides an opportunity for graduate students and post doctoral fellows to mentor undergraduate scholars for valuable mentoring and project management experience while allowing them to further their research interests.
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.
The 18th annual Regenerative Medicine Workshop at Hilton Head will be held March 26-29, 2014 on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina in Harbour Town. The 2014 meeting has a powerhouse line-up of speakers in a breadth of topics in the regenerative medicine field.
More than 15 faculty from seven different schools and departments join together to form the new Center for Immunoengineering at Georgia Tech. This new effort brings biomedical engineers, bioengineers, chemical engineers, chemists, biologists and mechanical engineers together to encourage ne
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has appointed Andres Garcia, professor of the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineeing at Georgia Tech, as a Regents’ Professor.
All Georgia Tech undergraduates interested in biotechnology are eligible to apply for the below summer internship opportunities at Monsanto.
Perhaps there’s no man at Georgia Tech who’s doing more to help prepare mankind for a green future than Art Ragauskas, professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Georgia Tech a $2-million research grant to unravel the mechanical forces at play in lymphedema, a poorly understood disease with no cure and little hope for sufferers.
Researchers have discovered the details of how cells repair breaks in both strands of DNA, a potentially devastating kind of DNA damage.
Growing concern about bacterial resistance to existing antibiotics has created strong interest in new approaches for therapeutics able to battle infections.
Candela Rojas says she didn’t know anything about computer coding before last January. In fact, the freshman at Gwinnett County’s Lanier High School couldn’t even explain it.
Patrick McGrath, PhD, assistant professor in the School of Biology, has been chosen as an Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging to study how complex genetics can influence the aging process in the small nematode C. elegans.
For the majority of cancer patients, it’s not the primary tumor that is deadly, but the spread or “metastasis” of cancer cells from the primary tumor to secondary locations throughout the body that is the problem.
The world’s most famous painting has now been created on the world’s smallest canvas. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have “painted” the Mona Lisa on a substrate surface approximately 30 microns in width – or one-third the width of a human hair.
Christopher James Ruffin, academic advisor for Georgia Tech’s Interdisciplinary BioEngineering Graduate Program, passed away on July 20, 2013.
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Susan N. Thomas, PhD, assistant professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been named the 2013 Rita Schaffer Young Investigator by the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).