Archive for the ‘Public Service, Leadership & Policy’ Category

Crowdsourcing could lead to better water in rural India

September 17, 2014 -- A research team from three continents is evaluating a novel environmental crowdsourcing technique for monitoring water quality in India. The technique relies on 53-cent test kits and the nation’s ubiquitous mobile phone service.

How Social Networks Can Turn Basic Science into Public Benefit

September 17, 2014 - Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Northwestern University are mapping the social networks of health and government workers in Bihar, India, to identify influential people who can strategically seed ideas about medical innovations that they hope to have adopted.

New Patent Mapping System Helps Find Innovation Pathways

January 14, 2014 -- A new patent mapping system that considers how patents cite one another may help researchers better understand the relationships between technologies – and how they may come together to spur disruptive new areas of innovation.

MyJourney Compass: National Pilot Project Uses Information to Improve Cancer Treatment

August 12, 2013 -- An experimental health information exchange being tested in the north Georgia city of Rome is helping breast cancer patients access their health information and stay in touch with their doctors. The program, MyJourney Compass, is designed to help patients become more involved their health care decisions.

All-Star Scientists: Study Examines Role of “Helpful” Scientists in the Success of Others

December 13, 2012 -- A new study highlights the role of “helpful” colleagues – those who, for instance, provide feedback on the papers of other scientists and are willing to serve as a sounding board for new ideas.

Second Chance: Enhanced Program Provides Marketable Skills to Ex-Offenders & Expands Production of Braille Materials

July 26, 2012 -- An enhanced training program designed to teach Braille transcription, computer skills and business techniques to soon-to-be-released offenders could expand the quantity of printed materials available for blind and visually-impaired persons – while providing ex-offenders marketable skills designed to reduce recidivism rates.

Atlanta Pharma Community Collaborates on Drug Development Education

June 16, 2012 -- Doctoral students from four Atlanta universities worked together recently to learn how to develop new pharmaceutical products during a two-week interdisciplinary short course at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The course’s final presentations were held June 11.

Green Nanotechnology Investment: Researchers Help Assess Economic Impact of Nanotech on Green & Sustainable Growth

March 27, 2012 -- Georgia Tech researchers are helping assess the economic impact of nanotechnology on green and sustainable growth. Their work will help evaluate the multi-billion-dollar public and private investment being made each year in research and development on nanotechnology.

Concerning Access: Survey Reveals Scientists Have Trouble Accessing Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines

December 12, 2011 -- A survey of more than 200 human embryonic stem cell researchers in the United States found that nearly four in ten researchers have faced excessive delay in acquiring a human embryonic stem cell line and that more than one-quarter were unable to acquire a line they wanted to study.

Nanotechnology Research: Study Finds Web of International Collaboration in $8.6 Billion Worldwide Research Activity

December 10, 2010 -- Despite their initial focus on national economic competitiveness, the nanotechnology research initiatives now funded by more than 60 countries have become increasingly collaborative, with nearly a quarter of all papers co-authored by researchers across borders.