June 29, 2015 | Research News
Developing disease-resistant poultry may be solution for multiple virus issues
Poultry disease is an international issue, especially when there is an outbreak close to home. However, it's a particularly costly problem in developing countries.
June 11, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA researcher named Pew scholar in the biomedical sciences
University of Georgia researcher Bob Schmitz was recently named a Pew scholar in the biomedical sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
June 8, 2015 | Research News
Researchers identify unique marker on mom’s chromosomes in early embryo
Researchers in the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center are visually capturing the first process of chromosome alignment and separation at the beginning of mouse development. The findings could lead to answers to questions concerning the mechanisms leading to birth defects and chromosome instability in cancer cells.
March 2, 2015 | Research News
Link identified between virus recognition, destruction in bacterial immune system
An immune system that helps bacteria combat viruses is yielding unlikely results such as the ability to edit genome sequences and potentially correct mutations that cause human disease.
December 17, 2014 | Research News
UGA faculty, student partner to sequence bird and crocodilian genomes
Using new computational methods developed by the University of Georgia's Liang Liu, Travis Glenn and others, an international team of scientists was able to shed light on an obscure period of avian evolution and further untangle the bird family tree.
October 29, 2014 | Research News
New study uses DNA sequences to look back in time at key events in plant evolution
Scientists from North America, Europe and China have published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that reveals important details about key transitions in the evolution of plant life on Earth.
October 29, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers to study cause of obesity-related inflammation
Not all fat is made the same. Scientists have observed that fat cells in an obese person produce more molecules called adipokines, which catch the attention of the body's immune system, causing them to invade fatty tissues.
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.
August 26, 2014 | Research News
Scientists grow fully functional organ from transplanted cells
A team of scientists including researchers from the University of Georgia has grown a fully functional organ from scratch in a living animal for the first time. The advance could one day aid in the development of laboratory-grown replacement organs.
June 9, 2014 | Research News
Scientists collaborate to sequence common bean’s genome
Beans are a staple crop and primary protein source for millions of people around the world, but very little has been known about their domestication or nitrogen-fixing properties until now.
June 3, 2014 | Research News
UGA geneticist named one of Cell’s 40 under 40
University of Georgia researcher Robert Schmitz was recently selected by the journal Cell as one of 40 most accomplished young scientists under the age of 40 who are shaping current and future trends in biology.
April 2, 2014 | Research News
First peanut genome sequenced
The International Peanut Genome Initiative—a group of multinational crop geneticists who have been working in tandem for the last several years—has successfully sequenced the peanut's genome.
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.
March 7, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers identify candidate genes associated with free radicals
Researchers led by a University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences faculty member have identified candidate genes associated with disease-causing free radicals.
January 23, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers discover origin of unusual glands in the body
The thymus gland is a critical component of the human immune system that is responsible for the development of T-lymphocytes, or T-cells, which help organize and lead the body's fighting forces against harmful organisms like bacteria and viruses.