January 27, 2017 | Research News
UGA joins initiative to advance biotech manufacturing in the U.S.
The University of Georgia is partnering in a biopharmaceutical innovation institute that aims to boost market production of cell-based therapies.
July 26, 2016 | Honors & Awards
UGA researchers unfold advances in cardiac catheters
A graduate student in the University of Georgia College of Engineering is turning to the ancient Japanese art of origami for inspiration as he designs a novel cardiac catheter. Austin Taylor is developing a device that's small enough to fit on the tip of a catheter but expands once inside the heart to provide physicians with high-quality imaging and ablation tools.
September 4, 2015 | Research News
UGA microbiologists describe new insights into human neurodegenerative disease
Microbiology researchers at the University of Georgia studying a soil bacterium have identified a potential mechanism for neurodegenerative diseases.
March 19, 2015 | Events on Campus
Tours to give prospective students look inside UGA’s engineering college
The University of Georgia College of Engineering will host a series of spring tours for prospective undergraduate students from March 23 to April 20. The tours will give high school students a chance to learn more about the fastest growing college at UGA.
May 7, 2014 | Research News
NSF program to give undergrads a taste of life as a scientist
Ten undergraduate students from across the U.S. will come to the University of Georgia this summer for an intensive, nine-week program where they will conduct hands-on scientific research in the fields of nanotechnology and biomedicine.
August 28, 2013 | Research News
UGA College of Engineering, Clemson team up to detect cancer
While many college football fans are focused on this week's matchup between the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the Clemson University Tigers, researchers from the two institutions are collaborating off the field to develop a low-cost technology to detect cancer.
May 13, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers develop synthetic HDL cholesterol nanoparticles
Atherosclerosis, a buildup of cellular plaque in the arteries, remains one of the leading causes of death globally. While high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, the so-called good cholesterol, is transferred to the liver for processing, low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, builds up in the arteries in the form of plaque.
March 6, 2013 | Events on Campus
Atlanta biotech leaders featured at UGA entrepreneurship events
Atlanta entrepreneurs will address venture capital funding opportunities for biotech startups and the fast-growing field of glycomics during Entrepreneurial Week, March 22-29, at the University of Georgia.
September 24, 2012 | Research News
UGA researchers looking to exploit bacterial immune system for medicine and industry
Athens, Ga. - Bacteria and archaea are among the smallest forms of life on the planet, but don't let their size fool you. These simple creatures have persevered for billions of years, thanks in part to a recently discovered immune-like defense system that protects them from marauding infectious agents like viruses and plasmids.
September 21, 2012 | Research News
UGA researcher receives $1.5 million NIH grant to identify unknown anemias
University of Georgia microbiologist Harry Dailey has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the molecular mechanisms behind a class of previously unidentified anemias that result from disordered processes in red blood cell formation.
September 19, 2012 | Research News
UGA researchers boost efficacy of drugs by using nanoparticles to target ‘powerhouse of cells’
Nanoparticles have shown great promise in the targeted delivery of drugs to cells, but researchers at the University of Georgia have refined the drug delivery process further by using nanoparticles to deliver drugs to a specific organelle within cells.
September 10, 2012 | Research News
UGA chemistry discovery could have major medical implications
The study of an oxygen-sensing bacterial regulatory protein by chemistry researchers at the University of Georgia has provided molecular insight into the oxygen sensing mechanism, which could ultimately lead to a better understanding of the ageing process and new treatments for human diseases such cancer, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
July 19, 2012 | Research News
UGA researchers develop rapid diagnostic test for pathogens, contaminants
June 26, 2012 | Research News
UGA study reveals flu-fighting role for well-known immune component
University of Georgia scientists have discovered a new flu-fighting role for a well-known component of the immune system. Kimberly Klonowski, assistant professor of cellular biology in the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and her colleagues found that administering a cell-signaling protein known as IL-15 to mice infected with influenza reduces their peak viral load by nearly three times.
February 3, 2012 | Research News
UGA discovery uses ‘fracture putty’ to repair broken bone in days
Broken bones in humans and animals are painful and often take months to heal. Studies conducted in part by University of Georgia Regenerative Bioscience Center researchers show promise to significantly shorten the healing time and revolutionize the course of fracture treatment.