December 5, 2013 | Research News
New targets identified to combat tissue fibrosis
Multiple types of cells are needed for patients to recover from surgery or to restore life to tissues that have lost circulation. University of Georgia researchers have identified how the cells involved in the final stage of repair, myofibroblasts, are switched on. This information can lead to drug development that could speed recovery.
December 4, 2013 | General News
UGA research shows that food portion size and shape can deceive the brain
As the holiday season gears up, beware of the popular tip that advises dieters to eat only half the food on their plate. According to a new study from the University of Georgia, that advice can play tricks on the brain-and the waistline.
December 3, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine opens registration for VetCAMP 2014 on Dec. 9
Registration for VetCAMP 2014 opens Monday, Dec. 9, and runs through Wednesday, Feb. 5, officials at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine announced today.
November 25, 2013 | Research News
New research shows promise for earlier, better dementia diagnosis
Nearly 36 million people worldwide are estimated to currently have dementia. That number is expected to almost double every 20 years. Researchers are diligently working to find better, more accurate methods for earlier diagnosis.
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 14, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine student organization to host benefit auction
The University of Georgia's Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, or SCAVMA, is hosting a benefit auction to provide support for veterinary students pursuing advanced degrees through the College of Veterinary Medicine.
November 14, 2013 | General News
UGA Extension sets challenge to help keep holiday pounds off
Holidays can be a time of continuous feasts for some, leading to excess pounds when it's all over. To ward off the unwanted weight, University of Georgia Extension is offering the "Zero Weight Gain Holiday Challenge," a free program that seeks to help Georgians avoid the overeating usually so common to the season.
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.
November 13, 2013 | Research News
UGA’s capuchin monkeys retiring to Florida’s Jungle Friends in 2014
Over the past 17 years, seven tufted capuchin monkeys at the University of Georgia have given scientists new insights into cognition and behavior not only of primates, but also humans. In spring 2014, the monkeys are retiring to Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary, in Gainesville, Fla., a lush property that's home to more than 100 New World monkeys.
November 6, 2013 | Honors & Awards
GRU/UGA Medical Partnership awarded AAMC Shining Star
The Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership Community Health program received one of the Shining Star Awards presented by the Group on Regional Medical Campuses at the Association of American Medical Colleges' annual meeting in Philadelphia Nov. 1. The Shining Star Awards highlight outstanding contributions to medical education on regional medical campuses.
October 31, 2013 | General News
Media advisory: UGA labs conduct testing for FDA’s pet food surveillance program
The University of Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories, located in Athens and Tifton, are collaborating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network to evaluate diagnostic samples from companion animals in suspect cases of exposure to contaminated foods or drugs to help protect human and animal health.
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 29, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers use lithium to ease pain caused by anti-cancer drug
Taxol, generically called paclitaxel, is a widely used drug in chemotherapy treatments. Taxol is used to treat cancer in the lungs, ovaries and breast, but it can also cause severe neuropathic pain and sensory dysfunction. University of Georgia researchers found that lithium reduces the unwanted pain accompanying the use of Taxol.
October 25, 2013 | General News
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine receives full accreditation
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine once again received full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.
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.