Tackling Medical Challenges

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Tackling Medical Challenges

Tackling Medical Challenges

Working Toward a Better Today and Healthier Tomorrow

Georgia Tech’s commitment to tackling medical challenges is underscored by our new million square-foot, state-of-the-art Engineered Biosystems Building, which opened in 2015. Here and elsewhere on campus, faculty and students are conducting breakthrough research with the goal of making health care more effective and accessible for people of all ages, the world over.

Eva Dyer with meso-scale brain image
Navigational View of the Brain Thanks to Powerful X-Rays   

Now, a research team led by Eva Dyer, a computational neuroscientist and electrical engineer, has imaged brains at a map-like or “meso” scale using the most powerful X-ray beams in the country.

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Rousing Masses to Fight Cancer with Open Source Machine Learning

Here’s an open invitation to steal. It goes out to cancer fighters and tempts them with a new program that predicts cancer drug effectiveness via machine learning and raw genetic data.

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Neuroscience and Neurotechnology at Tech

Neuroscience is vital to everything we do. Every aspect of the human experience relies on brain and nervous system function. 

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Manufacturing Hope

For years, medical researchers across the country have been working on a host of groundbreaking therapies using human cells to treat a range of diseases, from neurological leukodystrophies such as Krabbe disease, all the way to certain types of cancer.

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Getting Ahead of Cancer

Using chromatography and spectrometry techniques coupled with computer algorithms, researchers have identified metabolite compounds that more accurately detect ovarian cancer at an early stage.

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Accessible Drug Delivery

Microneedle patches developed at Georgia Tech promise to make vaccines less painful and more widely available, while reducing costs, and relieving the burden on health care providers.

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Improving Medical Care for Children

Georgia Tech researchers are tackling one of the biggest challenges in pediatric medicine — medical technologies just for kids — as well as developing new technologies that help families access care from home.

Dr. Wilbur Lam and his mentee Rob Mannino sitting in front of a laboratory to discuss Rob's research
Advancing Mobile Health

Rob Mannino used his own chronic, life-threatening blood disorder to develop a medical app that is poised to advance the field of mobile health technology.

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Bringing the Autism Spectrum Into Focus

Across Georgia Tech, researchers from every discipline are devoted to autism research, including its causes and most effective treatments.