July 18, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers receive $1.9 million NIH grant to study pneumonia persistence
Researchers at the University of Georgia have received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the bacterium Mycoplasma pneumoniae, the leading cause of pneumonia in older children and young adults.
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 16, 2014 | Research News
Magnetically controlled nanoparticles enhance stroke treatment
Researchers at the University of Georgia and their collaborators have developed a new technique to enhance stroke treatment that uses magnetically controlled nanomotors to rapidly transport a clot-busting drug to potentially life-threatening blockages in blood vessels.
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.
June 16, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers discover new method to reduce disease-causing inflammation
Researchers at the University of Georgia report in the Journal of Biological Chemistry that an enzyme known as Tumor Progression Locus 2, or Tpl2, plays a key role in directing and regulating several important components of the body's immune system. Their discovery may one day lead to new treatments for many common autoimmune diseases.
June 12, 2014 | Events on Campus
Student-produced ‘Match Madness’ documentary debuts on WUGA-TV next week
"Match Madness," a half-hour documentary that follows the lives of three students in the Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership in the time leading up to their residency match day, debuts on WUGA-TV on June 16.
June 4, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers receive $1.8 million grant to fight deadly parasite
Researchers at the University of Georgia recently received a five-year $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study cryptosporidium, a parasite that causes the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis.
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.
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.
May 23, 2014 | General News
UGA mourns passing of Obesity Initiative director Clifton A. Baile
Clifton A. "Cliff" Baile, a D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor and GRA Eminent Scholar in Biotechnology at the University of Georgia whose recent research focused on the physiology and biochemistry of obesity and bone disorders, died May 19 following a cerebral aneurysm. He was 74.
May 22, 2014 | General News
New seed funding program to strengthen GRU-UGA research ties
Georgia Regents University and the University of Georgia will expand their research collaborations through a new program designed to help inter-institutional teams of faculty successfully compete for externally funded research grants.
May 20, 2014 | Events on Campus
Two conferences in June to analyze obesity, family health, well-being
The University of Georgia will be the epicenter of two conferences addressing health and well-being next month.
May 14, 2014 | Research News
Virtual pet leads to increased physical activity for kids, UGA research says
Placing children into a mixed reality-part virtual environment and part real world-has great potential for increasing their physical activity and decreasing their risk of obesity, according to University of Georgia researchers.
April 30, 2014 | General News
UGA now accepting applications for new post-baccalaureate research program
A new program at the University of Georgia is working to increase the number of post-baccalaureate students from underrepresented groups who pursue careers in the biomedical sciences.
April 24, 2014 | Research News
UGA awarded $3.15 million to improve chronic disease management in the workplace
Researchers in the University of Georgia College of Public Health received a five-year, $3.15 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health aimed at improving opportunities for individuals to better manage their chronic illness in the workplace.