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Professor Lena Ting has been named the inaugural McCamish Foundation Distinguished Chair at Emory University this fall, an endowed…

An unlikely combination will take center stage on campus this Friday, October 1. With assistance from College of Engineering researchers, Georgia Tech Arts …

For many stroke victims with upper limb motor function impairment, previously simple tasks like reaching for that pen or grabbing that glass of water feel impossible. But the power of imagination…

The seemingly simple act of reaching for a cup isn’t really simple at all. In truth, our brains issue hundreds, maybe thousands of instructions to make that happen: positioning your body just…

When the call to service came, Susan Margulies just couldn’t say no--which should be no surprise to anyone who has worked with her.
Safety, tolerance, adherence get high scores in first human tria

For the past few years, Annabelle Singer and her collaborators have been using …

Two interdisciplinary research teams have been awarded 2021 Petit Institute Seed Grants

Two interdisciplinary research teams have been awarded 2021 Petit Institute Seed Grants.

The program annually selects sets of researchers from the Petit Institute as co-principal…

Research Breakthrough Could Inform Different Treatments for Chronic Skin Itch Sufferers

Chronic skin itching drives more people to the dermatologist than any other condition. In fact, the latest science literature finds that 7% of U.S. adults, and between 10 and 20% of people in…

When you try to remember the name of an acquaintance, the replay that happens in your brain is a bit like the replay of the touchdown on TV.

The slow-motion TV replay shows how the receiver…

Keilholz, Stanley, Pandarinath 'Crossing Space and Time' in New $1.1M Collaboration

Shella Keilholz and Garrett Stanley both study the brain,…

Annabelle Singer recognized with career development honor for original, creative work

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Georgia Institute of Technology researcher Annabelle Singer has been named a recipient of the prestigious Jannett…

The McCamish Foundation is making a multi-year, multi-million "landmark commitment" to accelerate Parkinson's disease studies to position Georgia as a hub for collaborative research on this and other neurological diseases

Parkinson’s disease is personal for the McCamish Foundation.

Henry “Hank” McCamish Jr. – an insurance executive, entrepreneur and philanthropist – died of Parkinson’s in 2013.

Now…

Discoveries that transcend boundaries are among the greatest delights of scientific research, but such leaps are often overlooked because they outstrip conventional thinking. Take, for example, a…

ATLANTA – The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has elected Georgia Tech Professor …

Artificial Intelligence holds great promise in the advancement of neuroscience. This podcast features Dr. Chris Rozell, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Georgia Institute of…

Minneapolis, MN – Eva Dyer, assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, has been named one of three recipients of the…

Contrary to common medical guidance, chemotherapy does not appear to be the only culprit in neuropathy, a neurological side effect of cancer treatment, …

Rahnev will map the brain’s landscape and study concurrent ‘transcranial magnetic stimulation-functional magnetic resonance imaging’ (TMS-fMRI), through two major NIH proposals

An assistant professor in the School of Psychology has been awarded $2.2 million in National Institutes of Health (…

In this podcast episode of People Behind the Science, learn about Simon Sponberg, an assistant professor in the…

Ting is illuminating how the brain works with the nervous and musculoskeletal systems

Lena Ting is in the liminal space between computation and neurophysiology, illumining how the brain works with the nervous and musculoskeletal systems to move the body. In this interview she…

BME professor named the John and Jan Portman Professor in Biomedical Engineering

Lena Ting, professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory, has been appointed the John and Jan Portman Professor in…

Marilyn Brown, Thomas Kurfess, Susan Margulies, and Alexander Shapiro join 83 other new National Academy of Engineering members for 2020.

Four Georgia Institute of Technology faculty members have been elected as new members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).…

BME researcher Bilal Haider investigates the mechanisms of how we process what we see

Spatial attention is what happens when we selectively focus on a region in our visual field and quickly extract information from the scene. When you look for your friend with the yellow hat in the…

The hope of flickering light to treat Alzheimer's takes another step forward in this new study, which reveals stark biochemical mechanisms.

For over a century, Alzheimer’s disease has confounded all attempts to treat it. But in recent years, perplexing experiments using flickering light have shown promise.

Now, researchers have…

First-time neuro-workshop at Georgia Tech brings together consortium of universities to focus on research, technology, education, and ethics

There is a growing national community of researchers taking our understanding of brain function to the next level, and some of them recently gathered at the Georgia Institute of Technology to…

New model lends additional insight into physiological mechanisms of spasticity in cerebral palsy

Spasticity is a condition in which muscles are contract strongly, resulting stiffness or tightness, and quite often, pain. Usually caused by damage to the brain or spinal cord, it’s particularly…

Awards recognize work in the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease, the microbiome and stroke, clinical trial design, and more

The American Neurological Association (ANA), the professional organization representing the nation’s top academic neurologists and neuroscientists, has announced the winners of its…

Rozell and Stanley leading five-year, $1.6 million study to develop new algorithms to interact with neural circuitry

The inner-workings of the neural circuitry that underlies brain function is better understood today thanks to recent technological advances developing new tools that increasingly peel back the…

Georgia Tech and MIT researchers develop noninvasive treatment to improve memory and reduce amyloid plaques in mice

Neuroscientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have demonstrated that by exposing mice to a unique combination of light and sound, they…

Research from Haider lab demonstrates that visual behavior is impacted by the moment-to-moment state of activity in the primary visual cortex

Mice have a bad and undeserved reputation as an animal that can’t see very well, a characterization upheld most notably (and somewhat tragically) by the song Three Blind Mice. And also by…

Eva Dyer and Chethan Pandarinath ranked among top young scientists in the country

Two faculty members from the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have been awarded research fellowships from the…

BME/Petit Institute researcher Chethan Pandarinath awarded NIH Grant to develop brain-machine interfaces for rehabilitation

Chethan Pandarinath, assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory, has been awarded an Interdisciplinary…

Automation technology developed in lab of Georgia Tech researcher Craig Forest being commercialized

For decades, a laboratory technique called patch clamping has been the gold standard for measuring the electrical properties of individual cells.

The process, which has been particularly…

BME/Petit Institute researcher exploring the role of attention in sensory perception

You want to find a friend in a crowded sports stadium because he has your cell phone. He’s wearing a yellow ballcap and sitting in the upper deck, so your eyes scan the scene like a camera,…

BME/Petit Institute researcher gets NSF award

Eva Dyer, a researcher in the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is the recipient of a $175,000 award from the National Science Foundation (…

BME/Petit Institute researcher using first R01 grant to support non-invasive brain stimulation

Annabelle Singer plans to develop, for the first time, a non-invasive way to drive neural activity with millisecond precision deep within the brain, while at the same time drafting the brain’s…

Coulter Department/Petit Institute researcher building a case against chief suspect in devastating disease

Like a diligent team of detectives, the researchers in Cassie Mitchell’s lab are busily gathering evidence to implicate what they believe is the chief suspect in Alzheimer’s disease, and now they…

NSF award supporting researchers at Georgia Tech, Emory, Northwestern, and the University of Chicago

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), scientists at Emory and Georgia Tech, Northwestern and the University of Chicago will use advanced “machine learning” techniques to decode…

As a new anti-cancer drug delivery method heads into phase I clinical trials, researchers explore the tissue-level mechanisms that make it work.

Getting cancer drugs to permeate tumors can be tough, especially in the brain, but researchers have been using ultrasound to massage the drugs into malignancies that have taken root there. A…

Interdisciplinary researchers studycoupling of skull-brain vibroacoustics and ultrasound for enhanced therapy and diagnosis

Costas Arvanitis, researcher in the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at the Georgia Institute of Technology and assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of…

LaPlaca begins her term as president starting in 2019 through 2020

The National Neurotrauma Society (NNS) has selected Michelle LaPlaca, associate professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory…

Emory and Georgia Tech researchers recently received a $200,000 Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award from the McKnight Foundation

Scientists have made remarkable advances into recording the electrical activity that the nervous system uses to control complex skills, leading to insights into how the nervous system directs an…

Support will help reveal how neural systems organize for sophisticated behaviors like flight.

“Movement is a defining feature of animals,” says Simon Sponberg. He is an assistant professor in the School of Physics and of Biological Sciences. How animals navigate their environments is the…

New research for DARPA combines neuroscience and computer science to work on machine learning problems.

Siri knows where you live, but she couldn’t drive you there. Despite their name, artificial neural networks are very different from the brain. Yet machine learning performance could be improved if…

Big data helps doctors treat, cure and improve patient outcomes

For Cassie Mitchell, predictive healthcare means using data analytics and computational approaches to best predict what care or treatment is going to work for a patient. Predictive healthcare is…

Lena Ting named a 2018 Health Care Hero Award winner

Ting works across multiple disciplines to advance mobility.

Lena Ting explores the unanswered questions in her quest to use engineering principles to understand how people move.…

Georgia Tech researcher working on a better way to deliver therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease

YongTae Kim, a researcher in the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been awarded an R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH…

It may be high time to refocus Alzheimer's research, as a new study strongly points to a biochemical culprit traditionally less pursued.

The mass pursuit of a conspicuous suspect in Alzheimer’s disease may have held back research success for decades. Now, a…

BME professor, Petit Institute researcher tapped again for national initiative

The human brain, with its 100 billion chattering neurons, remains one of the great mysteries in medical science. Because that three-pound mass of tissue inside our skulls is so misunderstood,…

BME assistant professor among 126 early-career researchers honored by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Bilal Haider, assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, is among the 126 outstanding U.S. and…

Groundbreaking research from Ting lab could shed new light on movement disorders

When you respond to something automatically, without thinking, it’s called a “knee-jerk reaction.” It’s an old idiom based on what happens when the doctor uses his little hammer to strike your…

BME assistant professor named Next Generation Leader, invited to participate in advisory council

SEATTLE, WASH.November 9, 2017 —  Eva Dyer, assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of…

Georgia Tech researcher one of 18 innovative young scientists in the nation to receive prestigious honor

Annabelle Singer, assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, was named today by the David and…

Her research seeks to identify optimal treatments for the rehabilitation of balance impairments using neuromechanical approaches

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Lena Ting, professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory and Georgia Tech, a five year, $2.6 million grant.…

Petit Institute researcher contributing to ambitious BRAIN Initiative

Hang Lu, researcher in the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience and professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is co-principal investigator of a project that…

Georgia Tech neuroscience researchers explore our most magnificent and vast organ

At the Georgia Institute of Technology, a rare synergy of engineers and scientists, in cooperation with Emory University School of Medicine and other collaborators, is expanding data collection…

The American Physical Therapy Association makes T. Richard Nichols an honorary member.

T. Richard Nichols, a professor in the School of Biological Sciences, has been named an honorary member of the…

Georgia Tech's College of Sciences is now offering a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience

The Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience at Georgia Tech is an interdisciplinary degree that provides training in behavioral and…

Tech researchers have a new theory on why flamingos stand and sleep on one leg.

When it comes to Big Questions About Birds, here’s one that rivals those about chickens crossing roads and that whole chicken-and-egg quandary: Why do flamingos stand on one leg?

“Anytime I…

GTNeuro researchers on the cutting edge are exploring the frontier between our ears

Imagine trying to eavesdrop on the human brain, with its complex, chattering galaxy of 86 billion neurons, each one connected to thousands of other neurons, holding cellular conversations through…

25th annual gathering at the Petit Institute featured ground-breaking research in neuroscience

The 25th annual Suddath Symposium was devoted, for the first time, to neuroscience research. The two-day event (Feb. 21-22) featured speakers from across the country and both sides of…

High performance brain-to-computer interface

A new research report from Stanford University highlights a high performance brain-to-computer interface that can enable people with paralysis to type words and messages with much higher…

An electric buzz to the vagus can fight chronic inflammation -- this fine-tune makes it even better.

Is a treatment only making things better or maybe also making some things a little worse?

That can be a nagging question in some medical decisions, where side effects are possible. But…

Successful reduction of beta amyloid plaques achieved by using flickering light to modulate brain activity and energize immune cells

A new breakthrough discovery by a team of scientists, which includes Annabelle Singer, assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory…

Computers viewing tiny traits could reveal previously invisible underpinnings of horrible diseases.

When a microscopic lab worm grows an eye-popping oddity, scientists locate the mutated gene that caused it. It’s truly interesting. Yet, more important findings, medically relevant ones, may be…

For scientists listening in on the faint whispers of brain neurons, a first-ever robotic technique for cleaning the tiny devices that record the signals could facilitate a new level of automation…

The Emory neuromodulation and Technology Innovation Center (ENTICe) is soliciting applications for its 2016 Pilot Grant Program.  The objective of this funding is to promote the testing of new…

Two new grants to researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology

Two new grants to researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology will support studies that will increase our understanding of how balance and movement are affected in…

Neuroscience and neurotechnology community gather for “state of the union”

The Georgia Institute of Technology’s neuroscience and neurotechnology community assembled recently for NeuroDay 2016, bringing together dozens of faculty members from the College of Sciences,…

Researchers have for the first time precisely manipulated the bursting activity of cells in the thalamus.

As you start across the street, out of the corner of your eye, you spot something moving toward you. Instantly, your brain shifts its focus to assess the potential threat, which you quickly…

Study finds ballet training may improve balance and coordination in daily activities

From the American Physiological Society:

A ballet dancer’s grace is not just because the dancer constantly practices moving with poise. New research published in the Journal of…

Five teams of Georgia Tech-Emory researchers awarded $50,000 each

Cutting edge research is not a solo act. Successful results are acquired through an ensemble effort, like the Georgia ImmunoEngineering Consortium, a collaborative partnership of multidisciplinary…

Petit Institute researchers Christine Payne and Garrett Stanley contributing to global effort

Two researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology are riding a second wave of grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative…

Georgia Tech and Emory faculty members are uniting to train the next generation of engineering students in healthcare robotics technologies, so they can better understand the changing needs of patients and their caregivers and healthcare providers.

Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University faculty members are uniting to train the next generation of engineering students in healthcare robotics technologies, so they can better…

Undergrads drive new cancer-related research from Thomas lab

Susan Thomas, a faculty member of the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, is at the forefront of research into the targeted delivery of drugs to battle cancer. 

Thomas and…

Georgia Tech and partner organizations improving the lives of children

Georgia Tech scientists and engineers, in collaboration with Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Marcus Autism Center, are tackling one of the biggest challenges in pediatric…

New Engineered Biosystems Building advances biosciences, bioengineering research

In the race to save lives, researchers know that understanding and fighting diseases requires a new method of doing things.

Scientists from engineering, biology, chemistry, and computing…

The summer of 2015 was a flurry of activity for those moving into the new Engineered Biosystems Building. But what exactly does it take to move a lab?

Tech’s latest interdisciplinary research facility, the Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB), is now open and illuminated on 10th Street. The past several months have been a flurry of activity as…

Researchers have created a technology called the optoclamp which closes the loop in optogenetic systems.

Optogenetics provides a powerful tool for studying the brain by allowing researchers to activate neurons using simple light-based signals. But until now, these optical stimulation techniques have…

Newest core facility giving researchers unprecedented access to the brain

The Parker H. Petit Department of Bioengineering and Bioscience recently unveiled its newest core facility. But even before its official grand opening earlier this year, the Neuro Design Suite (…

Annual trip offers students an intimate view of pharma industry

There is a rotating group of students at the Georgia Institute of Technology for whom spring break always means traveling to a place where beautiful beaches and warmer climates are the norm. But…

Ting essay takes interdisciplinary approach to exploring motor function

The simple actions that humans make and take for granted every moment of every day are visible results of complex, unseen engineering at work:  neuron-activated muscles throughout the body…

Thomas lab publishes new research

There are an estimated 120 million people in the developing world with lymphatic filariasis, a painful disease that often leads to lymphedema. Once a parasitic filiarial worm called Brugia malayi…

‘Dynamic duo’ link up in the lab for Project ENGAGES

Kirsten Parratt’s experience as a mentor in the Project ENGAGES program is the result of a happy accident.

Parratt, in her second year as a bioengineering Ph.D. student, works as a…

Researchers put spotlight on Immunology and ImmunoEngineering

Every year in Atlanta, around the time winter is dragging out its transition into spring, some of the world’s top researchers gather at the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and…

Military Healthcare Technology Symposium showcases cutting edge research

The reality of war is as grim today as it ever was:  soldiers put themselves in harm’s way with predictable results. What’s changed is, the predictions are better than they used to be. So thanks…

The biosciences are big at Georgia Tech. Researchers discuss what’s happening and how they see the future.

Biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech has risen from a handful of projects to national prominence in just two decades. Today, more than half of all incoming freshman pursue a degree in biomedical…

Georgia Tech-Emory team wins award from NFL for brain injury detection system.

The National Football League (NFL), GE and UnderArmour have selected a team of physicians and engineers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University as winners in the Head Health…

Neural Engineering Center becomes official, launches new seed grant program

Robert Butera and Lena Ting were there at the beginning, when neuroengineering started becoming a serious thing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. They were part of what began as a loose…

Four scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology are among the top medical researchers in Georgia, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Four scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology are among the top medical researchers in Georgia, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Four scientists at the…

Krishnendu Roy talks about the Center for Immunoengineering at Georgia Tech

My first significant exposure to Immunology was in my first year of PhD at Johns Hopkins. In those days there were only 8-10 students admitted to the BME doctoral program at Hopkins and everyone…

A new study found that neural circuits in the brain rapidly multitask between detecting and discriminating sensory input, such as headlights in the distance.

Imagine driving on a dark road. In the distance you see a single light. As the light approaches it splits into two headlights. That’s a car, not a motorcycle, your brain tells you.

A new…

New research partnership between Emory and Georgia Tech will apply engineering principles to study the immune system

ATLANTA—A new research partnership between Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology will apply the principles of engineering to study the immune system and develop new therapies…

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has approved the appointment of Krishnendu (Krish) Roy and Todd McDevitt to Carol Ann and David D. Flanagan Faculty Professorships in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering.

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has approved the appointment of Krishnendu (Krish) Roy and Todd McDevitt to Carol Ann and David D. Flanagan Faculty Professorships in the Wallace…

President Barack Obama today announced a $100 million commitment to a new research initiative to map the activity of the human brain.

President Barack Obama today announced a major new commitment to fund research to map the activity of the human brain. The goal of this grand challenge project is to develop new technologies that…

Researchers have automated the process of finding and recording information from neurons in the living brain.

Gaining access to the inner workings of a neuron in the living brain offers a wealth of useful information: its patterns of electrical activity, its shape, even a profile of which genes are turned…