Nine graduate students launch Georgia Tech’s third interdisciplinary life sciences Ph.D.
In The Conversation, School of Biological Sciences research scientist Jenny McGuire lays out the challenges facing plants, animals, and insects that need to migrate to comfortable climates as temperatures continue rising.
School of Biological Sciences professor will review grant applications related to clinical neuroplasticity and neurotransmitters.
Working memory disturbances wreck the mental coherence of schizophrenia sufferers, yet treatments for it are very limited. Biomedical engineers have built an accurate simulator of the brain chemistry behind it to help drug developers change that.
The National Institute of Environmnetal Health Sciences has awarded Dr. Francesca Storici, Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences, a new five year grant entitled “Ribose-seq profile and analysis of ribonucleotides in DNA of oxidatively-stressed and cancer cells”.
Global warming is expanding ocean regions where oxygen has vanished. There, newly discovered bacteria deplete waters of nitrogen, a nutrient essential to life. Though nitrogen depletion itself is natural, it appears to be expanding along with those burgeoning dead zones. That could add to greenhouse gas production and cause other imbalances, and the new bacteria play a major role.
Suddenly, a roundworm overhauls an array of survival strategies, and researchers suspect multiple mutations caused them. But they're surprised when they trace the sweeping changes back to one tiny mutation on a single gene. It's a great hint at a genetic regulator of so-called life history trade-offs, a much observed natural phenomenon.
Science synopsis: Possible regulator gene for life history trade-offs found via pleiotropic NURF-1 mutation in C. elegans; confirmed with CRISPR Cas9
CGIS researcher Tony Giarrusso recently installed a “Virtual Sandbox” in Rwanda where CGIS has been working with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International for more than 10 years.
Effective July 1, the Georgia Tech College of Sciences has a new unit focused on the life sciences — the School of Biological Sciences.
School of Biology’s Joel Kostka, students engaged fifth-graders in oils spills, oil-eating bacteria.