October 22, 2014 | Research News
$1.44 million NIH grant funds UGA study on link between epigenetics, cancer
A University of Georgia statistics researcher has been awarded a $1.44 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop statistical models that may one day be used to predict cancer and other diseases.
October 17, 2014 | Research News
Biological clock disruptions increase breast cancer risk, UGA study finds
The disruption of a person's circadian rhythm—their 24-hour biological clock—has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, according to new University of Georgia research. The culprit, in this study in particular, is artificial light.
September 17, 2014 | General News
UGA reimagines graduate education with new Integrated Life Sciences program
The University of Georgia is giving entering graduate students in the life sciences one of the nation's broadest range of research opportunities through its redesigned and expanded Integrated Life Sciences program.
July 17, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center to host lecture on cellular therapies
The University of Georgia Regenerative Bioscience Center will host a lecture by Emory University's Ian Copland July 30 at noon in Room 175 of the Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences as part of the center's continuing support in building a stronger regenerative medicine community in Georgia.
July 7, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers use nanoparticles to enhance chemotherapy
University of Georgia researchers have developed a new formulation of cisplatin, a common chemotherapy drug, that significantly increases the drug's ability to target and destroy cancerous cells.
May 28, 2014 | Research News
Study identifies continuous production of hyaluronic acids as key trigger to cancer initiation, grow
Chronic inflammation that induces low oxygen levels, or hypoxia, is a widely accepted cause of cancer development. However, the link between hypoxia and cell proliferation is far from clear.
April 15, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers develop new drug formulation for cancer treatment
Health forums were abuzz in 2007 with news that a simple, inexpensive chemical may serve as a viable treatment to many forms of cancer. The drug dichloroacetate, or DCA, was touted as a cure-all, but after years of work, scientists are still searching for ways to make the unique treatment as effective as possible.
March 26, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers explore function of cancer-causing gene
Developmental biologists at the University of Georgia are discovering new roles for a specific gene known as Max's Giant Associated protein, or MGA. A little studied protein, MGA appears to control a number of developmental processes, and also may be connected to cancer development.
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 9, 2014 | Research News
New aspirin-based prodrug may prevent damage caused by chemotherapy
Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a new prodrug that promises to reduce many of the negative side effects caused by cisplatin, a commonly prescribed chemotherapy treatment.
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.
September 25, 2013 | Research News
UGA receives $7 million NIH grant to study building blocks of life
A team of senior researchers at the University of Georgia have received a five-year $7.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help better understand one of the most fundamental building blocks of life.
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 28, 2013 | Research News
UGA College of Engineering, Clemson team up to detect cancer
While many college football fans are focused on this week's matchup between the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the Clemson University Tigers, researchers from the two institutions are collaborating off the field to develop a low-cost technology to detect cancer.
August 14, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers use nanoparticles to fight cancer
Researchers at the University of Georgia are developing a new treatment technique that uses nanoparticles to reprogram immune cells so they are able to recognize and attack cancer. The findings were published recently in the early online edition of ACS Nano.