At Georgia Tech, researchers combine clinical insights, biological approaches, and advanced engineering technologies to address unmet clinical challenges and accelerate the discovery of new diagnostic tools and treatments. Cancer research, medical device innovation, pediatric therapeutics, and immunoengineering are just a few of the areas we’re exploring.
Cancer survival disparities stubbornly persist along racial and ethnic lines. Scientists at Georgia Tech are tackling this complex, multilayered problem, with recent findings that have blurred the line between nature and nurture — providing a potential link between the genetic and epigenetic contributions to disparities.
Brooks Rehabilitation recently announced that the MagTrack study has been successfully completed. Georgia Tech engineers transformed their early research prototype into a user-ready version that was tested by more than 17 power wheelchair users living with tetraplegia.
Four years after BME's Scott Hollister re-engineered his lab's Airway Support Device, a young girl in Pennsylvania continues to live a healthy life after being born without a trachea. The device supports Ramiah Martin's esophagus, keeping it open as it does the work of a trachea.
A Georgia Tech study is the first to examine pandemic-era birth data at scale. The research raises questions about medical interventions in pregnancy and whether some decisions by doctors may result in unnecessary preterm deliveries.
While electroporation is commonly employed in the research lab using short electric pulses to drive molecules into cells, the technique currently requires large, complex, and costly equipment, severely limiting its use for vaccine delivery. Georgia Tech’s approach does the job using a novel, pen-size device that requires no batteries and can be mass produced at low cost.
Associate Professor W. Hong Yeo, who serves as the director of the IEN Center for Human-Centric Interfaces and Engineering at Georgia Tech, is laying the groundwork for a range of devices that could make monitoring patient health much easier.
A new mobile application aims to improve HIV awareness and decrease transmission totals in one of the most highly impacted groups in the U.S. The goal is to use portable, culturally relevant messaging strategies to close information and awareness gaps.