April 17, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers find new method to combat common childhood illness: RSV
Almost all children are infected with respiratory syncytial virus by the time they are two. Most recover quickly from cold-like symptoms. But for others, RSV can cause serious lung infections, such as bronchiolitis and pneumonia, which lands an estimated 75,000 to 125,000 children in the hospital each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
April 15, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers develop new drug formulation for cancer treatment
Health forums were abuzz in 2007 with news that a simple, inexpensive chemical may serve as a viable treatment to many forms of cancer. The drug dichloroacetate, or DCA, was touted as a cure-all, but after years of work, scientists are still searching for ways to make the unique treatment as effective as possible.
April 14, 2014 | Research News
Rapid toxicity test for household, industrial compounds in the works at UGA
Multiyear testing methods have left the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a list of 80,000 household and industrial compounds that need to be assessed to determine potential health risks.
April 11, 2014 | Research News
Small retail grocers, improved transit might be key to shrinking ‘food deserts’
Food deserts—a term used for geographical areas where healthy food is inaccessible or prohibitively expensive—are connected to high rates of obesity and diet-related diseases. A new University of Georgia study says that smaller and mid-sized retail stores may be the best solution to shrinking these deserts.
April 3, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA celebrates National Public Health Week, April 7-13
March 28, 2014 | Research News
Magnet hospital status may offer financial benefits, UGA researcher finds
Magnet recognition is considered one of the highest credentials a hospital can receive for its nursing care. Yet achieving Magnet status can be expensive with investment costs reaching tens of thousands of dollars.
March 27, 2014 | General News
UGA experts available to speak on the 2014 County Health Rankings
While Georgia's healthiest counties continue to flourish, poorer rural counties continue to struggle with higher obesity rates, less access to healthcare and diminished quality of life, according to a recent national study on county health. University of Georgia experts have been working in rural counties around the state to reverse these trends and are available to speak on their efforts.
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 18, 2014 | General News
Media Advisory: Match Day event planned for GRU/UGA Medical Partnership March 21
The first class of medical students trained in Athens as part of the Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership will participate in a Match Day ceremony on March 21. At noon, 38 members of the class of 2014 will open envelopes revealing where they will spend the residency portion of their medical education.
March 13, 2014 | Events on Campus
Malaria researcher and global health advocate to speak at Vanguard Lecture Series
The University of Georgia's Voices from the Vanguard series continues March 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the UGA Chapel with a presentation by Mary Galinski, a professor and researcher at Emory University.
March 11, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers identify decision-making center of brain
Although choosing to do something because the perceived benefit outweighs the financial cost is something people do daily, little is known about what happens in the brain when a person makes these kinds of decisions. Studying how these cost-benefit decisions are made when choosing to consume alcohol, University of Georgia associate professor of psychology James MacKillop identified distinct profiles of brain activity that are present when making these decisions.
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.
March 6, 2014 | Events on Campus
Exercise and health expert to speak on benefits of physical activity in adults
Dr. David Buchner, a nationally recognized scholar in physical activity in adults, will deliver the annual Clifford Lewis Scholar Lecture March 19 at 4 p.m. in Masters Hall of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
March 5, 2014 | Research News
UGA One Health symposium to focus on malaria
Experts from the University of Georgia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory University will gather on March 19 to discuss malaria in a symposium titled "The Secret Life of Malaria - A Global Journey to Cure and Prevention."
February 28, 2014 | Events on Campus
Emory’s Dennis Liotta to give annual Chu Lecture at UGA
The annual Chu Lecture at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy will feature "Nucleoside Analogs as RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase Inhibitors of Single Stranded RNA Viruses." Presented by Dennis Liotta, director of the Emory Institute of Drug Development, it will be held March 19 at 11 a.m. in the Pharmacy South auditorium.