September 2, 2010 | Research News
New discovery by University of Georgia scientists
Now, a research team at the University of Georgia has shown for the first time that a gene called Myc (pronounced "mick") may be far more important in the development and persistence of stem cells than was known before.
December 14, 2009 | Research News
UGA Study finds significantly worse outcomes in cancer patients with cognitive impairment
A new study published by researchers from the University of Georgia and the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., has found that cancer patients with dementia have a dramatically lower survival rate than patients with cancer alone, even after controlling for factors such as age, tumor type and tumor stage.
September 2, 2009 | Research News
UGA’s newest distinguished investigator to expand infectious diseases research efforts
Biao He, who has worked extensively on the interactions between paramyxoviruses and host proteins, vaccine development and cancer therapies, has joined the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine as the latest Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator.
June 10, 2009 | General News
Three faculty named Georgia Cancer Coalition Scholars
Three University of Georgia scientists-John Vena, Jason Zastre and Claire Robb-have been named by the Georgia Cancer Coalition as Distinguished Cancer Scholars for 2008-09. Together, they will receive $1.25 million over five years to support their research efforts through the coalition's Distinguished Cancer Clinicians and Scientists program. The coalition selects scientists engaged in the most promising areas of cancer research who can strengthen the state's research talent, capacity, infrastructure and funding.
February 18, 2009 | Research News
Link between unexploded munitions in oceans and cancer
During a research trip to Puerto Rico, ecologist James Porter took samples from underwater nuclear bomb target USS Killen, expecting to find evidence of radioactive matter - instead he found a link to cancer.
October 8, 2008 | Research News
UGA receives $8.3 million NIH grant to study stem cells, cancer
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Georgia a five-year, $8.3 million grant to further its research into the role cell-surface sugars known as glycans play in the development of stem cells and cancer cells.
July 10, 2008 | Research News
UGA researchers discover mechanism that explains enzymes link to cancer’s progress
For the first time, researchers at the University of Georgia's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences have shown a mechanism that explains how two essential components of human telomerase-normally active only in early prenatal development but turned back on during cancer growth-are "recruited" from distinct sites in the cell to the telomere, an area at the end of a chromosome that normally protects it from destruction.
June 25, 2008 | Research News
UGA research may lead to safer, more effective gene therapy
The potential of gene therapy has long been hampered by the risks associated with using viruses as vectors to deliver healthy genes, but a new University of Georgia study helps bring scientists closer to a safe and efficient gene delivery method that doesn't involve viruses.
October 29, 2007 | Research News
UGA researchers one step closer to cancer vaccine
When cells become cancerous, the sugars on their surfaces undergo distinct changes that set them apart from healthy cells. For decades, scientists have tried to exploit these differences by training the immune system to attack cancerous cells before they can spread and ravage the body. Now, researchers at the University of Georgia Cancer Center have synthesized a carbohydrate-based vaccine that - in mice - has successfully triggered a strong immune response to cancer cells.
August 22, 2007 | Research News
UGA researchers set sigts on early detection of pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, but work being conducted by a team of University of Georgia researchers aims to help physicians diagnose the disease early, when it's more easily treated.
August 6, 2007 | Research News
UGA study finds common component of fruits, vegetables kills prostate cancer cells
A new University of Georgia study finds that pectin, a type of fiber found in fruits and vegetables and used in making jams and other foods, kills prostate cancer cells.
April 5, 2007 | Research News
UGA researcher finds physical, emotional burden of breast cancer lingers for older survivors
Surviving breast cancer is both a physical and an emotional ordeal, but the consensus among researchers is that life generally returns to normal for most women within two years of completing treatment.