Georgia Tech researchers have developed a theory to unite the study of behavior and its effect on the environment. In doing so, they combined theories of strategic behavior with those of resource depletion and restoration, leading to what they term an “oscillating tragedy of the commons.”
During successful tests of a targeted drug delivery system, a nanohydrogel, to fight ovarian cancer, researchers also achieved eye-popping tumor reduction thanks to the siRNA placed inside the gel pellets. It turned cell suicide, which cancers often thwart, back on, allowing a common chemotherapy drug to drastically reduce or eliminate cancerous growths in vivo in mice.
Integrated Cancer Research Center developing new weapons for war on cancer
Georgia Tech now offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Ocean Science and Engineering (OSE). The new program aims to train ocean scientists and engineers by combining basic and applied sciences with innovative ocean technologies. Students in the program will participate in interdisciplinary research at the frontiers of the physical, biological, chemical, and human dimensions of ocean systems.
David M. Countryman loves to teach. In Charleston, South Carolina, his appointments as assistant chief of surgery at the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center and assistant professor of surgery in the Medical University of South Carolina afford him the deep satisfaction of imparting his expertise to surgery interns, surgery residents, and medical students.
Francesca Storici, associate professor in the School of Biological Sciences and a researcher in the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Faculty Scholar.
That the right funding can focus science on longer, bigger gains becomes clear through the example of Will Ratcliff, just named a 2016 Packard Fellow. The announcement jolted his research mindset far beyond the horizons of his prior projects, and has inspired a vision for a research legacy and high hopes of making a lasting contribution to evolutionary science.
Five more researchers join multidisciplinary team at Petit Institute
Joseph Lachance’s Georgia Tech group is one of 74 contributors worldwide