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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…

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,…

Vinayak Agarwal and Bilal Haider among 126 outstanding early-career researchers honored by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Two researchers with the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at the Georgia Institute of Technology – Vinayak Agarwal and Bilal Haider – are among the 126 outstanding U.S. and…