February 9, 2012 | General News
UGA nutrition experts available
Proper nutrition is essential for the body to function. A nutritious diet provides the nutrients needed for a lifetime of health and aids in the prevention of chronic disease, obesity and cancer.
December 12, 2011 | Research News
Scientists develop vaccine that attacks breast cancer in mice
Researchers from the University of Georgia and the Mayo Clinic in Arizona have developed a vaccine that dramatically reduces tumors in a mouse model that mimics 90 percent of human breast and pancreatic cancer cases-including those resistant to common treatments.
November 30, 2011 | Research News
UGA pharmacy researcher continues work on melanoma treatment
A research scientist in the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy is continuing her work on melanoma, a type of skin cancer that has become an emerging health crisis in the United States, with a grant from the American Cancer Society.
November 2, 2011 | General News
UGA experts available to speak on medication shortages
From chemotherapy drugs to electrolyte treatments to antibiotics, key medications are in short supply in pharmacies across the nation. At the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, the faculty is well aware of the issues—and the burdens these shortages place on pharmacists, physicians and patients.
October 18, 2011 | Research News
UGA scientists team up to define first-ever sequence of biologically important carbohydrate
Scientists have been unable to determine the structure of a biologically important so-called GAG proteoglycan-or even to agree whether these remarkably complex molecules have well-defined structures.In a paper published in the early online edition of the journal Nature Chemical Biology, however, a team of scientists from the University of Georgia and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announced that it has, for the first time, determined the sequence and structure of a glycosaminoglycan, or GAG, proteoglycan.
October 4, 2011 | Events on Campus
‘Ecology of War’ focus of upcoming Willson Center lecture
Pulling from his research into unexploded ordnance and their carcinogenic effects on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, University of Georgia ecologist James W. Porter will present "The Ecology of War" Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. in room 248 of the Miller Learning Center. His talk is part of the UGA Willson Center for Humanities and Arts Science for Humanists lecture series, which is free and open to the public.
October 4, 2011 | Expert Voice
UGA offers experts for “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the University of Georgia has experts who have dedicated their research and study to discovering causes and treatment options for breast cancer, which strikes one in eight women. These experts are available for commentary throughout the month.
September 30, 2011 | General News
UGA study finds that less is more for common cancer drug
University of Georgia scientists have found that smaller, less toxic amounts of chemotherapy medicine given frequently to mice with human prostate cancer noticeably slowed tumor growth.
September 22, 2011 | Research News
Kennedy receives $570,600 NCI award for cancer research
Athens, Ga. - Eileen Kennedy, assistant professor of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences in the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, received a National Cancer Institute Transition Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health for more than $570,600 over the next three years. Her project will look at specific mechanisms related to breast cancer.
January 19, 2011 | General News
UGA study suggests vitamin therapy may be harmful to breast cancer patients
A recent University of Georgia study indicates that a common vitamin used to treat breast cancer victims might actually be harmful to patients.
January 7, 2011 | General News
Nobel Prize winner to deliver Boyd Lectures at UGA
Thomas R. Cech, distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a 1989 Nobel Laureate in chemistry, will deliver the 2011 George H. Boyd Research Distinguished Lectures.
December 7, 2010 | General News
UGA scientists discover mechanism that controls cell movement is linked to tumors becoming more aggr
Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered a central switch that controls whether cells move or remain stationary. The misregulation of this switch may play a role in the increased movement of tumor cells and in the aggressiveness of tumors themselves.
November 23, 2010 | Honors & Awards
NSF awards $5 million grant to team of maize researchers led by UGA plant geneticist
The National Science Foundation has awarded $5 million to a team of researchers led by a University of Georgia plant scientist to further studies that can lead to improved varieties of corn as well as techniques that could treat human diseases, such as cancer.
November 18, 2010 | Research News
UGA researchers identify key enzyme that regulates the early growth of breast cancer cells
New University of Georgia research, published this week in the early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has found that blocking the action of an enzyme called GnT-V significantly delays the onset and spread of tumors in mice with cancer very similar to many cases of human breast cancer.
October 8, 2010 | General News
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: UGA experts can share information
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, turn to one of the University of Georgia's experts for the latest information about this disease.