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April 25, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers receive $3 million NIH grant to assess alcohol education
The benefits of two rounds of family-centered prevention programs designed to deter alcohol use among rural African-American youths will be the focus of a five-year, $3 million project conducted by University of Georgia researchers. The grant is funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
April 25, 2013 | General News
Georgia Museum of Art expands outreach programming with Adopt-a-Bus
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has recently developed and implemented Adopt-a-Bus, a program that allows students attending schools within driving distance to visit the official state museum of art.
April 1, 2013 | Research News
NIH awards $1.5 million to UGA researchers studying Legionnaires’ disease
It begins with flu-like symptoms, but within days a victim of Legionnaires' disease may experience severe chest pain, bloody coughing and even death. The illness, a severe type of pneumonia, affects only a small percentage of the population, but up to 30 percent of hospitalized cases can be fatal, and survivors often take a long time to recover.
December 12, 2012 | General News
UGA grad program preparing teachers to work with children with autism
An innovative University of Georgia graduate program in special education, that has prepared dozens of area elementary school teachers to work with children with autism over the past several years, has received a new federal grant of $1.2 million to continue its work through 2017.
November 29, 2012 | Research News
UGA research and innovation to be highlighted at USG economic development forum
University of Georgia researchers, new technologies and programs that impact Georgia's rural economy and create new industries will be featured Dec. 3 at the Chancellor's Economic Development Forum: A Celebration of Research and Innovation by the University System of Georgia. The forum will be held at the Georgia State University Student Center in Atlanta from noon to 5:30 p.m.
November 19, 2012 | Research News
UGA partners with Emory, Georgia Tech and CDC Foundation on malaria research center
The University of Georgia, an internationally recognized leader in tropical and emerging global diseases and bioinformatics, will partner with other Georgia institutions to establish a comprehensive center that will study the systems biology of nonhuman primate and human malaria.
November 8, 2012 | Research News
People with natural immunity to HIV may serve as basis for new vaccine
Despite urgent need and tremendous scientific effort, researchers have yet to discover a vaccine for HIV that adequately protects humans from infection. But some people don't need one. For reasons not completely understood, there are individuals who have developed a natural immunity to the virus without any medical intervention.
October 10, 2012 | General News
UGA Traffic Injury Prevention Institute awarded grant to continue its education programs
The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute was awarded a $650,000 grant from the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety to continue its statewide education programs in the areas of child passenger safety, parent-teen driving safety and senior driver education.
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.
August 28, 2012 | Research News
UGA researchers receive NSF funding to conduct math and malware research
As the world's data usage increases, so do problems of how to manage large quantities of data quickly and efficiently. University of Georgia researchers Daniel Krashen and Roberto Perdisci recently received National Science Foundation CAREER Awards to create nimble ways to analyze mathematical problems and combat computer viruses in data-heavy environments. The two will also conduct workshops and lead mentoring activities to develop student interest and skills in these fields.
July 27, 2012 | Research News
A growing effort: UGA professors receive $2 million to speed biofuel development
In the ongoing search for cleaner, renewable energy sources, biofuels derived from trees, shrubs and grasses have emerged as a strong candidate. But creating the next generation's energy source is not as simple as growing a few crops; extensive research is required to ensure that these plants produce enough biomass and fuel per acre to make biomass farming economically viable.
June 22, 2012 | Research News
UGA researchers seek predictors of exercise effectiveness for weight loss
Most individuals trying to lose weight will increase physical activity as part of their strategy. For many, however, adding structured exercise does not result in weight loss, according to research. Offsetting the exercise with increases in eating and decreases in non-exercise physical activity appear to be significant factors limiting the effectiveness of exercise interventions.
June 6, 2012 | Research News
UGA pharmacy researchers receive, continue NIH grants totaling more than $4.9 million
This spring, the National Institutes of Health awarded four faculty in the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy new and continued grant funding in excess of $4.9 million for up to five years.
June 5, 2012 | Research News
UGA researcher receives NSF CAREER Award to study evolution of cellular signaling
When people don't communicate effectively, relationships suffer and entire organizations can fail. When cells don't communicate effectively, disease and sometimes death follows.
May 29, 2012 | Research News
UGA chemistry professors awarded $1.5 million to conduct energy-related research
If you want to increase your car's gas mileage or build a more powerful handheld electronic device, don't bend steel or slice silicon chips. Manipulate nanomaterials and molecules instead.