A University of Georgia food scientist has been awarded a federal grant worth nearly half a million dollars. Poultry, eggs, raw sprouts and unpasteurized juices are common sources of salmonella. Cooking and pasteurization kill the bacteria in those foods but not in dry and ready-to-eat foods.
Emory University and other Atlanta partners are launching a new autism research center using an $8.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The Autism Center of Excellence will bring together more than 25 researchers and physicians in eight laboratories.
Georgia Tech is testing new products designed for aging baby boomers. The project is called Homelab. Currently launched in 100 homes statewide, the project plans to expand to over 500 homes within three years.
A University of Georgia researcher has received a nearly $3 million federal grant to track how tuberculosis spreads in Africa's urban areas. Experts say there are 9 million new episodes of TB each year.
The University of Georgia says, it attracted more research funding in the fiscal year that ended in June than it's ever attracted before. The record-breaking amount, $176 million, was bolstered by $24 million in federal stimulus money that probably won't be coming back.
Georgia Tech is leading a team of universities that received a $10 million federal grant to develop a computerized early warning system for young children who have autism. The five-year National Science Foundation award will go to researchers designing a tool that would use cameras, microphones, and on-body sensors to identify symptoms of autism in children.