A special breed of cichlid fish has allowed researchers to match up gene activation with behavior. The up and down-regulation of genes may actually be steering ritual mating behaviors. The research is potentially useful in understanding autism since some genes involved in the fish behavior have human genetic cousins implicated in autism spectrum disorder. Credit: Georgia Tech / Rob Felt

Instinctive behavior may be directly driven be gene regulation, at least researchers were able to match the two up.

Georgia tech researchers obtain benchmark data for the impact of spatial arrangement in bacterial signaling in a cystic fibrosis model.

An artist's rendering of cancer cells clustering among healthy cells. Credit: iStock via rights purchase / not a press handout / not for redistribution outside Georgia Tech

Generic cancer cell illustrations available at iStock/Getty Images.

Tiny cancer signals of the glycoprotein sort evade detection, but they'll have a hard time dodging the new "chemical octopus."

Image shows a rendered confocal laser scanning micrograph of a mixed species bacterial biofilm observed in a chronic wound model of infection. Staphylococcus aureus (yellow) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (purple), organize themselves in small, dense clusters of cells called aggregates. (Credit: Sophie Darch, Whiteley Lab and Rumbaugh Lab at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.)

Study shows how bacteria behave differently in humans versus the lab.

To understand their strategies for working effectively without clogging traffic jams, researchers studied how fire ants dug tunnels in glass particles that simulated soil. (Credit: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech)

A new study shows that ants have a lot to teach robots about working in confined spaces.

Corallivorous gastropod (Coralliophila violacea) feeding on a Porites cylindrica coral. (Credit: Cody Clements, Georgia Tech)

A previously overlooked predator could be increasing the pressure on endangered coral reefs.

 

Hydrogel delivered stem cells called muscle satellite cells integrate to form new muscle strands, in green, along with existing muscle tissue, in red. Yellow strands may descend from existing muscle cells and from delivered MuSCs.

Elderly accident victims and Duchene muscular dystrophy sufferers could someday benefit from this stem cell hydrogel successfully tested in mice.

Nastassia Patin brings attention to the tiniest residents of Georgia Aquarium.

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Coulter Department researcher receives prestigious award from Canadian government

Alyson Colin

Program offers trainees a wide-angled glimpse of biomedical career options