April 17, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers find new method to combat common childhood illness: RSV
Almost all children are infected with respiratory syncytial virus by the time they are two. Most recover quickly from cold-like symptoms. But for others, RSV can cause serious lung infections, such as bronchiolitis and pneumonia, which lands an estimated 75,000 to 125,000 children in the hospital each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
April 11, 2014 | Research News
Emory and UGA receive $3.6 million NIH influenza contract
A partnership between Emory University and the University of Georgia that plays a key role in the nation's influenza research and surveillance programs has received a $3.6 million contract, with potential funding up to a total of $26.7 million available over seven years, from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
April 10, 2014 | Events on Campus
Infectious disease researcher to speak at Voices from the Vanguard Lecture Series
The University of Georgia Voices from the Vanguard series concludes April 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the UGA Chapel with a presentation by Nancy Gore Saravia, scientific director of Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Medicas in Cali, Colombia.
March 5, 2014 | Research News
UGA One Health symposium to focus on malaria
Experts from the University of Georgia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory University will gather on March 19 to discuss malaria in a symposium titled "The Secret Life of Malaria - A Global Journey to Cure and Prevention."
January 21, 2014 | Research News
College of Veterinary Medicine to host 51st annual conference, alumni weekend
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 51st Annual Veterinary Conference and Alumni Weekend March 28-29 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens. Alumni and veterinarians interested in receiving continuing education credits are invited to attend. In addition, honors will be awarded to distinguished alumni who have led accomplished careers in veterinary medicine.
January 16, 2014 | General News
Grady College professor to serve as consultant for polio eradication initiative
Glen Nowak, a professor in the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been tapped to provide communication leadership for a key part of the global polio eradication effort.
November 20, 2013 | Research News
The University of Georgia receives Phase II Grand Challenges Explorations funding
The University of Georgia announced today that it will receive Phase II funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables individuals worldwide to test bold ideas to address persistent health and development challenges.
November 13, 2013 | Research News
UGA scientist calls for crypto cure
A recent study involving more than 22,000 children in Africa and Asia revealed that the protozoan parasite Cryptosporidium is one of four pathogens responsible for the largest part of severe diarrhea in infants and toddlers.
October 29, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA seminar to focus on the rabies virus
Experts from the University of Georgia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Department of Public Health will gather on Nov. 14 to discuss the rabies virus in a symposium titled "Rabies: An Old Disease with New Tricks."
October 22, 2013 | Research News
UGA researcher receives NIH grant to improve women’s health in Liberia
War exposure, gender-based violence and extreme poverty following 14 years of civil war has resulted in mental and sexual health challenges in Liberia that place young pregnant women and their unborn children at risk.
October 17, 2013 | Research News
Statin, osteoporosis drug combo may help treat parasitic infections
Athens, Ga. - Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that a combination of two commonly prescribed drugs used to treat high cholesterol and osteoporosis may serve as the foundation of a new treatment for toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii. They published their findings recently in PLOS Pathogens.
October 17, 2013 | Research News
UGA researcher develops new medicine that attacks HIV before it integrates with human DNA
Athens, Ga. - Thirty-four million people are living with human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, worldwide and each year some 2.5 million more are infected, according to the World Health Organization.
September 24, 2013 | Honors & Awards
University Health Center’s immunization team wins award
The University of Georgia Health Center's immunization team received the 2013 Walt Orenstein Champions for Immunization Award at the Department of Public Health's 20th annual Immunize Georgia Conference earlier this month.
September 6, 2013 | Research News
UGA Center receives $10.4 million grant renewal for glycobiology research
Researchers at the University of Georgia have received a five-year, $10.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support the National Center for Biomedical Glycomics, a consortium of UGA faculty and staff working to develop new technologies for the analysis of glycans.
August 1, 2013 | Research News
As climate, disease links become clearer, study highlights need to forecast future shifts
Climate change is affecting the spread of infectious diseases worldwide, according to an international team of leading disease ecologists, with serious impacts to human health and biodiversity conservation. Writing in the journal Science, they propose that modeling the way disease systems respond to climate variables could help public health officials and environmental managers predict and mitigate the spread of lethal diseases.