November 25, 2015 | Research News
Researchers assess use of drug-susceptible parasites to fight drug resistance
Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a model for evaluating a potential new strategy in the fight against drug-resistant diseases.
November 17, 2015 | Research News
Vitamin D deficiency may limit immune recovery in HIV-positive adults
A University of Georgia researcher has found that low levels of vitamin D may limit the effectiveness of HIV treatment in adults.
November 10, 2015 | Research News
UGA receives $1.49 million grant for HIV, TB research training in Uganda
Every year, 50,000 people die in East Africa from tuberculosis. Worldwide, 1.5 million people die from the disease. And when HIV infection is added to the mix, TB becomes even more deadly. The University of Georgia is fighting against these numbers with a new $1.49 million grant from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health.
November 5, 2015 | Research News
Study finds 75 percent of first-time moms plan to follow vaccine schedule
First-time expectant mothers who do not plan to follow the recommended childhood immunization schedule differ in a number of ways from mothers who do, according to a recent study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of Georgia.
November 5, 2015 | Research News
Researchers identify essential component of antiviral defense
Infectious disease researchers at the University of Georgia have identified a signaling protein critical for host defense against influenza infection. The findings, recently published in PLoS Pathogens, shed light on how a single component of the body's defense system promotes effective immunity against viral infections—particularly respiratory viruses—that affect mucosal sites.
November 2, 2015 | Research News
UGA researcher receives $1 million for cryptosporidium research
Researchers at the University of Georgia have received $1 million from the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to speed the development of new drugs for the treatment of cryptosporidiosis, a major cause of diarrheal disease and mortality in young children around the world.
September 4, 2015 | Research News
UGA microbiologists describe new insights into human neurodegenerative disease
Microbiology researchers at the University of Georgia studying a soil bacterium have identified a potential mechanism for neurodegenerative diseases.
August 13, 2015 | Research News
UGA receives $1.25 million for training of tropical, emerging global diseases researchers
The University of Georgia's Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases was awarded $1.25 million by the National Institutes of Health to continue training graduate and postdoctoral students over the next five years who can help address the growing threats of parasitic diseases.
August 4, 2015 | Research News
Study finds state policies influence vaccination, disease outbreak rates
Lax state vaccination laws contribute to lower immunization rates and increased outbreaks of preventable diseases—like whooping cough and measles—according to a new study from the University of Georgia.
July 15, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers develop breakthrough tools in fight against cryptosporidium
Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed new tools to study and genetically manipulate cryptosporidium, a microscopic parasite that causes the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis. Their discoveries, published in the journal Nature, will ultimately help researchers in academia and industry find new treatments and vaccines for cryptosporidium, which is a major cause of disease and death in children under 2 years old.
June 15, 2015 | Research News
Personal experience a major driver in decision for or against flu vaccination
Convincing someone to receive the annual flu vaccine goes beyond clever messaging and well-written public service announcements, new University of Georgia research finds. The study, led by UGA's Glen Nowak, outlines both the barriers and facilitators that motivate people in their flu vaccine decisions.
June 5, 2015 | Honors & Awards
Going mobile: UGA grad student to use international fellowship to develop HIV medication reminder
Dr. Jane Mutanga-Mutembo, a doctoral student in epidemiology at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been awarded the 2015-2016 Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship.
May 21, 2015 | Research News
Tpl2 enzyme may be target for treating autoimmune diseases
New research at the University of Georgia has found that the presence of Tpl2—an enzyme that regulates inflammation—controls the activation of T cells during colitis, an autoimmune disease that occurs when the inner lining of the colon is inflamed.
May 18, 2015 | Research News
UGA study pinpoints the likeliest rodent sources of future human infectious diseases
Researchers at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology have developed a way to predict which species of rodents are likeliest to be sources of new disease outbreaks in humans. Their study, which includes maps showing potential future disease hot spots, appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
May 15, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA to host international conference on ecology, evolution of infectious diseases
More than 350 scientists from around the world will gather in Athens from May 26-29 when the University of Georgia hosts the 13th annual Conference on the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases.