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Interdisciplinary people drive groundbreaking science
Mohamad Ali Najia

Over the past 5000 years of human scientific exploration, the concept of "large interdisciplinary research teams" has only recently emerged in an effort to solve complex scientific problems of the modern era. Mammoth scientific projects,...


Stiffness-dependent separation of cells
Gautam Rangavajla

Early diagnosis of disease is always a priority in medical treatment. In general, the earlier a disease is detected and treated, the greater the patient's chance of recovery. Many diseases including cancer and pathogenic conditions...


The pervasive applications of nanotechnology
Amrita Banerjee

Nanotechnology is at the forefront of being pervasive in all aspects of our daily lives. In the complimentary fields of electronics and nanotechnologies, the application possibilities for the benefit of mankind are vast. Nanotechnology-based advances...


The origin & evolution of RNA: Molecular midwives and their role in nucleic acid polymerization
Alex George

The transition from the world of RNA to DNA four billion years ago required a helping-hand.

The origin of life has long been predicted to have arisen from simple, self-replicating molecular systems. Many scientists have supported...


Novel stem cell culture leads to osteoporosis prevention in diabetics
Brandon Philbrick

New insights reveal the cellular relationship between osteoporosis and diabetes, and provide an avenue to potential medical therapies. The researchers in the Temenoff lab at Georgia Tech have taken it upon themselves to examine this...


Professor Michael Eisen: A Pioneer of Open Access Science

In this special interview, Eisen discusses the conception of the open access movement and the future of scientific communication with Editor-in-Chief of The Tower, Mohamad Ali Najia. Michael Eisen is a developmental biologist at the...


Progress toward stretchable electronics
Xueying Zhao & Ching-Ping Wong, PhD

Stretchable electronics can potentially alter our conception of electronics, from rigid and planar wafer-based ones to soft and curvilinear stretchable ones.

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The pouch microbiome and its long-term impact on human health
Abigail Shockey & Frank Stewart, PhD

The human body houses billions of bacterial symbionts, the majority of which are beneficial in nature. Arguably the most important of these symbionts are housed within the large intestine. Generally, it is unlikely that an...


Denoising electromyographic signals via stationary wavelet decomposition and filtering
Rehman Ali, Gareth Guvanasen & Stephen Deweerth, PhD

The measurement of electromyographic (EMG) activity may be used to diagnose neuromuscular disorders, to control electrical devices through muscle-computer interfaces, or to return motor function via neuroprosthetic devices. Unfortunately, EMG measurements will often contain noise,...


Warpic: A four-finger system for designing two-dimensional image warping animations
Brian Edmonds & Jarek Rossignac, PhD

Image warping can be defined as the manipulation of portions of an image through user input. We propose a software system called Warpic that allows for the creation of two-dimensional animations from static images via...


Welcome Letter
G.P. "Bud" Peterson

Everywhere you look at Georgia Tech, intellectual curiosity is the launching pad for important research. It starts at the undergraduate level, and The Tower provides an invaluable tool for letting the scientific community know about...


Previous Authors

A spotlight on four previous authors in The Tower who are also some of the brightest students at Georgia Tech.

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Neuroengineering: A Glimpse into the Mind
Lakshmi Raju

Neuroengineering, or Neural Engineering is a complex and vast subject that has yet to be fully understood. Neurons employ electrochemical pulses to communicate with each other. By utilizing this information, engineers try to develop methods...


Engineering a Cure for Sickle Cell Disease
Alicia Lane

Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder caused by a point mutation in the gene for hemogloblin that is characterized by chronic pain, inflammation, stroke, and shortened life expectancy. Though sickle cell disease affects millions...


Tech Professor and Graduate Student Discover Reason Behind Lack of Innovation in China
Hannah Musall
As the world's second largest economy, the second largest spender on research and development, and the largest producer of engineers and scientists, China has become the topic of countless academic studies. Georgia Tech's Jon Schmid,...