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.