December 2, 2015 | General News
UGA’s new Center for Molecular Medicine celebrated with groundbreaking
The University of Georgia broke ground Dec. 1 on the Center for Molecular Medicine, a 43,000-square-foot facility that will continue to advance UGA's efforts in human health research.
October 29, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers to study cause of obesity-related inflammation
Not all fat is made the same. Scientists have observed that fat cells in an obese person produce more molecules called adipokines, which catch the attention of the body's immune system, causing them to invade fatty tissues.
August 29, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA to address State of Public Health at third annual conference Sept. 10
The third annual State of Public Health Conference, hosted by the University of Georgia College of Public Health, will be held Sept. 10 in the UGA Hotel and Conference Center.
March 27, 2014 | General News
UGA experts available to speak on the 2014 County Health Rankings
While Georgia's healthiest counties continue to flourish, poorer rural counties continue to struggle with higher obesity rates, less access to healthcare and diminished quality of life, according to a recent national study on county health. University of Georgia experts have been working in rural counties around the state to reverse these trends and are available to speak on their efforts.
December 23, 2013 | Research News
Research suggests exercise reduces disease risk among Hispanic population
Over time, exposure to stress can cause wear and tear on the body. Referred to as allostatic load, this measure of stress exposure can indicate an increased risk for a number of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. University of Georgia researchers found physical activity reduces those risks among a Hispanic population.
June 28, 2013 | Research News
Inflammation may be key to obesity-related disease
If current trends continue, roughly 42 percent of the people in the U.S. will be obese by the year 2030, according to the Trust for America's Health. As obesity rates climb to unprecedented levels, an equally dramatic increase in new cases of obesity-related diseases like Type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension and arthritis is expected.
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.
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.