The eastern Mediterranean Sea, a large basin surrounded by ancient cultural sites, is also a climatology hot spot. However, the region has received comparatively little attention when it comes to understanding the extreme sea states that produce massive and potentially catastrophic waves. Recognizing a gap in scientific knowledge, an…

Banning scooters may reduce sidewalk congestion and keep would-be riders and pedestrians safer, but it comes at a cost, according to new research from Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy. In a study examining the impact of Atlanta's 2019 ban on e-scooters and e-bikes in the city, researchers found that average commute times increased by about…

Insulin injections to treat Type 1 diabetes could become a thing of the past, but finding the cure faces many challenges. Although transplanting insulin-producing cells represents a promising approach, this cell therapy requires immunosuppression to prevent rejection. Georgia Tech researchers have developed a new biomaterial called iTOL-100 that…

The School of City & Regional Planning in the College of Design at Georgia Tech is an internationally recognized leader in education and research. Its students, faculty, and researchers work together to create new knowledge and tools for making cities more sustainable, resilient, and just. Students come to our school from around the world and …

Before patients can begin a regimen of some critical treatments – like a life-saving round of chemotherapy – they must undergo a hematological analysis.  This prerequisite blood test involves a complex roadmap of expensive equipment, not to mention the trained personnel to calibrate, maintain, and use it, plus multiple reagents, and finally, time…

There are young children today who are celebrating birthdays and holidays with their families because of the work going on in the lab of Georgia Tech researcher Scott Hollister. His Tissue Engineering and Mechanics Lab (in collaboration in with the Global Center for Medical Innovation) is helping to lead a medical device revolution with the…

This October, Georgia Tech celebrates Campus Sustainability Month by showcasing the new Sustainability Next Plan. Following the completion of Georgia Tech’s strategic plan, the Institute’s executive leadership team formed the Sustainability Next Task Force and charged it with proposing an implementation roadmap for sustainability at Georgia Tech…

Heme, the iron-holding molecule that gives blood its red color, is essential for life. Yet, ironically, it can be quite toxic if not properly handled. In fact, numerous diseases – from various cancers to cardiovascular diseases – are associated with defects in heme homeostasis. The way heme is biosynthesized and degraded has been known for…

Most lightning travels between clouds and the ground, or within and between clouds. But a curious phenomenon known as “gigantic jets” fires powerful bursts of electrical charge – as much as 10 times larger than ordinary lightning – out the tops of clouds and into the lower portion of the ionosphere where the Earth’s…

The voices of citizens from marginalized and underserved populations, such as older adults and people with disabilities, are vital to the development of more inclusive cities. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology designed a solution that could help the planning process. In a paper published in the Journal of E-Planning Research, the…