- Always lock your door, even if you only leave for a minute.
- Do not allow strangers to tailgate behind you.
- If someone asks to use your phone for emergency purposes, offer to telephone for them instead of allowing them access to your residence and possessions.
- Do not put your address anywhere that a stranger can gain easy access, such as a key chain or hang tag.
- On-campus, call 404-894-2500 to report suspicious activity. Immediately give the dispatcher your location and any pertinent information. If possible, stay on the line until help arrives or the dispatcher terminates the call.
- Use your ATM card during the day. If you must use the machine at night, go to an indoor or otherwise well-lit machine.
- Avoid working or studying alone in a building at night.
- Avoid using stairs in remote sections of a building.
- Never leave valuables unattended.
- Never prop doors open (especially fire doors).
- Advise police of any hazards or security problems.
- Walk with a friend at night.
- Park in a well lit areas near other vehicles or in high-traffic areas.
- Keep valuables in your vehicle out of sight.
- When leaving your vehicle, roll your windows up and lock your doors.
New work reported from the labs of SMI Professor Jennifer Curtis (School of Physics) introduces a versatile platform to grow ultra-thick, dense hyaluronan (HA) polymer brushes from surfaces using immobilized fragments of enzyme-rich bacterial membranes. This new method provides a path to improved biocompatibility and dynamic control of biointerfaces that potentially can be grown in vivo or regenerated after wear. The research was published in Nature Communications under open access (Nat. Commun. 2019, 10, 5527).
Applications for summer or fall GT 1000 team leaders (TLs) are being accepted until Jan. 24.
The demand for archival data storage has been skyrocketing, and if a new research initiative reaches its goals, that need could be met by taking advantage of an efficient and robust information storage medium that has proven itself through the centuries: the biopolymer DNA.