GRA BLOG

December 19, 2018

Our holiday special: "12 Days of Georgia Innovation"

We look across university labs and startups — and find there's so much to celebrate

For a dozen days in December 2018, we celebrated Georgia's brilliant (and fearless) scientists and entrepreneurs who drive so much innovation in our state. Here's the recap:

Day 1: Get a shot without ever feeling the needle? In your lifetime, most likely YES. See why >

Day 2: Who’s Wilbur Lam? Only one of the most prolific innovators in Georgia! Get to know him in 2 minutes. Watch > 

Day 3: Meet the UGA research team that may well lead us to the Holy Grail of flu-fighting: A universal vaccine.

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October 29, 2018

Staying out of jail can start with a smartphone

Some businesses struggle to retain customers. The U.S. criminal justice system has the opposite problem: It has too many returning customers.

Exactly how many return to jail is unknown, but a Bureau of Justice Statistics report showed that two out of three people released from prison end up back there within three years.

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April 26, 2018

An exquisite view of the smallest worlds

Mercer University’s Transmission Electron Microscope adds a new level of clarity – and competitiveness

To the untrained eye, it’s a space-age cylinder, towering from tabletop to ceiling, with wires and hoses protruding from the back and knobs adorning the front.

To a scientist, it’s the ability to see the unseen.

Behold Mercer University’s Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), an instrument that gives researchers a clear view of organisms and cells at the molecular level. A big investment, yes, made by GRA last year — but well worth it, as the technology has proved to be a factor in advancing scientific research at Mercer.

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