How Ebola Kills

August 5th, 2014

MED’s John Connor is devising diagnostics to spot Ebola and antivirals to treat the disease By Art Jahnke On Saturday, the first of two sickened American health care workers was flown from Africa to a special containment unit at Emory University. Despite the risk of infection, medical personnel continue to travel to West... More

Klamkin Receives NASA Early Career Faculty Award

July 23rd, 2014

Recognized for Efforts to Improve Deep Space Communication By Gabriella McNevin Assistant Professor Jonathan Klamkin (ECE, MSE) is one of seven university researchers nationwide to receive the 2014 NASA Early Career Faculty Award. The award honors early career faculty focused on space technology that address critical needs in the US space program. Klamkin caught NASA’s attention with... More

How Fast Can a Drop Bounce?

July 17th, 2014

Engineering The Perfect Water-Repellent Surface By Cynthia K. Buccini Teflon has nothing on the lotus plant; droplets of water that land on the surface of the plant’s leaf roll right off, sweeping away dirt particles as they go. That extraordinary water repellence is known as superhydrophobicity, and scientists would love to harness it for... More

Tracking Osteoarthritis With Nanoparticles

July 15th, 2014

By Mark Dwortzan A chronic disease afflicting more than 27 million Americans and 630 million worldwide, osteoarthritis occurs as the protective cartilage coating on joints in the knees, hips and other parts of the body degrades. No cure for osteoarthritis exists, but treatments can slow its progression, reduce pain and restore joint... More

Building the Test Kitchen for Medical Diagnostics

July 15th, 2014

ENG prof inventing technology that could change the future of primary care By Barbara Moran Catherine Klapperich moves fast, talks fast, and has at least 15 different ideas rolling through her head at the same time. How, for instance, can she keep her postdocs on track, guide 134 undergrads through their senior... More