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Studying Wombats' Cubic Poop

Studies of the distinctively shaped animal feces have won a 2019 Ig Nobel Prize for researchers in Georgia Tech and the University of Tasmania.

Thu, Sep 12, 2019 | Read story
Welcome New QBioS Cohort, Fall 2019

The Quantitative Biosciences Ph.D. welcomes its fourth cohort to the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Tue, Sep 10, 2019 | Read story
Periodontitis Bacteria Love Colon and Dirt Microbes

Mythbuster: Ideas that bacterial collaborations within microbiomes are generous and exclusive appear to be quite wrong.

Mon, Sep 9, 2019 | Read story
Georgia Tech, Institut Pasteur Receive $2.5 M NIH Grant to Study Phage Therapy

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $2.5 million grant over five years to advance the clinical potential of bacteriophage to treat antibiotic-resistant infections.

Thu, Aug 29, 2019 | Read story
Scurrying Roaches Help Researchers Steady Staggering Robots

Researchers have leveraged cockroaches' scurrying skills for a cleverly simple method to assess and improve locomotion in robots.

Thu, Aug 22, 2019 | Read story
Pre-Life Building Blocks Spontaneously Align in Evolutionary Experiment

Defying expectations, life building blocks spontaneously linked up in an experiment on how prebiotic chemistry took steps toward becoming the early life chemistry behind proteins.

Thu, Aug 1, 2019 | Read story
Atomic Structure of DNA-Templated Silver Cluster

Work in in the labs of Raquel Lieberman and Robert Dickson lands on JACS cover

Tue, Jul 30, 2019 | Read story
Hackers Could Use Connected Cars to Gridlock Whole Cities

Hackers could gridlock whole cities by stalling out a limited percentage of self-driving and other connected vehicles.

Mon, Jul 29, 2019 | Read story
What Delayed Earth’s Oxygenation?

Photosynthesizers using water, which releases oxygen, could not compete with those using iron.

Thu, Jul 11, 2019 | Read story
Study Ties Poor Sleep to Reduced Memory Performance in Older Adults

Variability in night-to-night sleep time and reduced sleep quality adversely affect the ability of older adults to recall information.

Mon, Jun 24, 2019 | Read story
Seaweed and sea slugs rely on toxic bacteria to defend against predators

Samantha Mascuch and Julia Kubanek unravel the connections between slug, seaweed, and microbe.

Mon, Jun 24, 2019 | Read story
A Limited Habitable Zone for Complex Life

Toxic gases limit the types of life we could find on habitable worlds.

Mon, Jun 10, 2019 | Read story
Antibiotics, Taken Strategically, Could Actually Help Defeat Antibiotic Resistance

Those same antibiotics driving the rise in antibiotic resistant bacterial strains could help defeat them if used as part of an informed strategy.

Mon, May 20, 2019 | Read story
Notes from the Director, Spring 2019

Change is a feature of dynamic processes and, indeed, of dynamic programs.

Fri, May 10, 2019 | Read story
QBioS Student Selected for P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship

Congratulations to Rozenn Pineau, who was selected for the P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship!

Tue, Apr 30, 2019 | Read story