April 25, 2013 | Research News
Pigment in the eye found to be key between obesity, vision loss
"Eat your veggies" has been an admonition of parents through the ages, but newly published brain research from the University of Georgia provides one of the best reasons why.
March 29, 2013 | Research News
UGA grant helps students understand diabetes through virtual gaming
When Scott Brown thinks about the future of education, he sees his undergraduate students taking notes on tablets and looking at 3-D models while maneuvering textbook pages with the flick of a finger.
December 6, 2012 | Research News
Social support has buffering role on poor diet behaviors, UGA study shows
Older African Americans who are dissatisfied with their lives tend to choose diets high in fat and low in fruits and vegetables. They can improve their health-and eating habits-through social support, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
July 12, 2012 | Research News
UGA study shows why hypertension increases damage to eyes of diabetic patients
Hypertension frequently coexists in patients with diabetes. A new University of Georgia study shows why the co-morbid conditions can result in impaired vision.
February 27, 2012 | Honors & Awards
UGA researcher working to speed blood testing
The wait for some blood test results may be reduced from weeks to hours, thanks to research being conducted at the University of Georgia. Leidong Mao, an assistant professor with the UGA Faculty of Engineering, is refining a device to manipulate blood cells and other particles that shows promise in detecting and treating blood diseases. He has recently received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to further his work.
February 9, 2012 | General News
UGA nutrition experts available
Proper nutrition is essential for the body to function. A nutritious diet provides the nutrients needed for a lifetime of health and aids in the prevention of chronic disease, obesity and cancer.
January 31, 2012 | Expert Voice
UGA experts available to comment on heart health
University of Georgia experts are available to provide commentary on heart disease during American Heart Month, which is commemorated in February.
January 24, 2012 | General News
UGA launches statewide initiative to address obesity
The University of Georgia has launched a major campus-wide initiative to help the state address its growing epidemic of adult and childhood obesity. Clifton A. Baile, a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor of Animal and Dairy Science and professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, along with the Office of the Vice President for Research, will lead the new UGA Obesity Initiative.
October 31, 2011 | Expert Voice
UGA experts to offer commentary on Diabetes Awareness Month
University of Georgia experts on diabetes are available to comment on Diabetes Awareness Month, which is recognized in November. Their credentials, along with their contact information, are listed below. Contact UGA News Service at 706/542-8083 or email@example.com should you need additional assistance.
October 10, 2011 | General News
Pharmacy student program benefits hospital’s diabetes care
Students in the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy were part of a team of health care workers who helped make a unique diabetes specialty certification a reality for St. Mary's Health Care System of Athens.
May 4, 2010 | Research News
UGA discovery holds promise for treatment of diabetes and other debilitating diseases
Two University of Georgia animal science researchers introduced to the world 13 pigs that may hold the key to new therapies to treat human diseases, including diabetes.
June 4, 2009 | General News
$1.7 million grant will explore use of electric stimulation
University of Georgia researchers who have developed a treatment that improves blood sugar levels in paraplegics, reducing their risk of becoming diabetic, are now asking if the same method can help treat or even reverse the condition in paraplegics who already have diabetes.