Researchers Hijack Cancer Migration Mechanism to “Move” Brain Tumors

February 16, 2014 — One factor that makes glioblastoma cancers so difficult to treat is that malignant cells from the tumors spread throughout the brain by following nerve fibers and blood vessels to invade new locations. Now, researchers have learned to hijack this migratory mechanism, turning it against the cancer by using a film of nanofibers thinner than human hair to lure tumor cells away.

Intergraph Acquires GT STRUDL Engineering Software System from Georgia Tech

February 10, 2014 — GT STRUDL, a structural engineering software system developed at Georgia Tech, has been acquired by Intergraph®, a leading producer of engineering enterprise software.

Ballistic Transport in Graphene Suggests New Type of Electronic Device

February 5, 2014 — Using electrons more like photons could provide the foundation for a new type of electronic device that would capitalize on the ability of graphene to carry electrons with almost no resistance even at room temperature – a property known as ballistic transport.

In Vitro Innovation: Testing Nanomedicine With Blood Cells On A Microchip

February 4, 2014 – Scientists have engineered a microchip coated with blood vessel cells to learn more about the conditions under which nanoparticles accumulate in the plaque-filled arteries of patients with atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of myocardial infarction and stroke.

Researchers Discover Potential Drug Targets for Early Onset Glaucoma

January 23, 2014 – Using a novel high-throughput screening process, scientists have for the first time identified molecules with the potential to block the accumulation of a toxic eye protein that can lead to early onset of glaucoma.

NSF I-Corps: Turning Research Discoveries into Companies and Jobs

January 22, 2014 — Georgia Tech was one of the first nodes in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) I-Corps program, which helps faculty members commercialize research discoveries. Twelve teams of researchers have now gone through the program.

Online Design: Novel Collaborative Software Helps Systems Engineers Link Performance and Cost

January 22, 2014 — Researchers have produced an advanced web-based tool that lets physically separated participants collaborate on model-based systems engineering projects. The program utilizes open-source software components to allow users to visualize a system’s potential expense alongside its performance, reliability and other factors.

Study of Fossilized Shells Finds Little Evidence of Icebergs’ Influence on Ice Age Ocean Circulation

January 22, 2014 – During the last North American ice age, large numbers of icebergs calved from the North American ice sheet and plunged into the North Atlantic Ocean. Scientists have thought that these iceberg surges disrupted a key ocean circulation pattern, but a new study found little evidence of a disruption during some of the major iceberg surges.

Optimizing Energy: $2.9 Million Award Will Help Reduce Fuel Use in Forward Operating Bases

January 16, 2014 — Georgia Tech researchers have begun a project to develop information that military resource planners can use to optimize energy consumption depending on mission needs and local conditions.

Soil Microbes Alter DNA in Response to Warming

As scientists forecast the impacts of climate change, one missing piece of the puzzle is what will happen to the carbon in the soil and the microbes that control the …