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.
January 27, 2012 | Research News
Study offers new information for flu fight
Influenza virus can rapidly evolve from one form to another, complicating the effectiveness of vaccines and anti-viral drugs used to treat it. By first understanding the complex host cell pathways that the flu uses for replication, University of Georgia researchers are finding new strategies for therapies and vaccines, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.
May 26, 2011 | Research News
UGA Research Foundation receives $1.6 million to develop disease-resistant livestock
The University of Georgia Research Foundation has received almost $1.6 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support a team of researchers from the University of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in their efforts to develop a new technology to breed chickens resistant to Newcastle Virus.
October 4, 2010 | Events on Campus
Bioenergy Systems Research Initiative retreat to facilitate UGA collaborations
The University of Georgia Bioenergy Systems Research Initiative will hold its 2010 Annual Retreat on Monday, Nov. 15, at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
May 24, 2010 | Research News
New method for producing ‘libraries’ of important carbohydrate molecules
A team of scientists from the University of Georgia has created a method for the rapid chemical synthesis of complex carbohydrates, and that method could dramatically change the availability of such molecules for research.
August 28, 2009 | Research News
Top U.S. and international scientists will provide insights into the scientific progress toward a future in which fuels and products are based on biomass at a symposium sponsored by the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 17-18.
August 17, 2009 | Research News
Researchers propose chromosome disorder model
Scientists at the University of Georgia have developed a model system for plants and animals that shows the loss of a key structural protein can lead to the premature separation of one DNA copy called a chromatid.