May 21, 2015 | Research News
Tpl2 enzyme may be target for treating autoimmune diseases
New research at the University of Georgia has found that the presence of Tpl2—an enzyme that regulates inflammation—controls the activation of T cells during colitis, an autoimmune disease that occurs when the inner lining of the colon is inflamed.
May 18, 2015 | Research News
UGA study pinpoints the likeliest rodent sources of future human infectious diseases
Researchers at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology have developed a way to predict which species of rodents are likeliest to be sources of new disease outbreaks in humans. Their study, which includes maps showing potential future disease hot spots, appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
May 15, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA to host international conference on ecology, evolution of infectious diseases
More than 350 scientists from around the world will gather in Athens from May 26-29 when the University of Georgia hosts the 13th annual Conference on the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases.
May 14, 2015 | Research News
UGA research finds geckos resistant to antibiotics, may pose risk to pet owners
Tokay geckos harbor bacteria that are resistant to a number of antibiotics, making them a health concern for pet owners, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers.
May 12, 2015 | Research News
Physicians can play key role in preventing foodborne illness, says UGA’s Mike Doyle
Food safety awareness is key to understanding the food safety issues on the horizon, and clinicians at hospitals and doctors' offices play a key role in ensuring consumers are aware of the threats of foodborne illness, said the University of Georgia's Michael Doyle.
May 5, 2015 | Research News
UGA researcher develops bird flu vaccine using virus commonly found in dogs
Researchers at the University of Georgia have used a virus commonly found in dogs as the foundation for a new vaccine against H7N9 influenza, more commonly known as bird flu.
May 1, 2015 | Research News
UGA using NIH grant to track vaccine attitudes with Twitter
A computational tool being developed to study vaccination attitudes and behaviors through social media could change the way researchers conduct public health surveillance.
April 30, 2015 | Research News
UGA training pig skin for neural development
A pig's skin cells may hold the key to new treatments and cures for devastating human neurological diseases. Researchers from the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center have discovered a process of turning pig induced pluripotent stem cells into induced neural stem cells.
April 24, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA professor named vice-president elect of American Society of Nutrition
Mary Ann Johnson, the Bill and June Flatt Professor in Foods and Nutrition in the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has been voted vice-president elect of the American Society for Nutrition.
April 22, 2015 | Research News
UGA researcher works to build ‘missing’ bone for children suffering from HPP
The University of Georgia's Luke Mortensen holds up an X-ray image showing an infant's hand, but without bones. The next image is a child's chest, revealing no ribs. The images represent what parents might see if they have a child suffering from hypophosphatasia. Mortensen, an assistant professor in the Regenerative Bioscience Center, will research therapies to grow these missing bones.
April 20, 2015 | Research News
Animal parasite study could help humans ‘manage nasty diseases’
The evolutionary history, body size and geographic range of an animal species are predictors for the diversity of parasites—or disease—that species carries, according to University of Georgia researchers.
April 15, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA public health professor receives national award for teaching excellence
Joel Lee, the John A. Drew Professor of Health Administration at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health/Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence.
April 8, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Public Health to hold Community Open House April 20
The University of Georgia's College of Public Health will host its first Community Open House on April 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Health Sciences Campus. Free and open to the public, the event is a celebration of the college's ongoing transition to the Health Sciences Campus and an invitation to the Athens community to learn more about their work.
April 2, 2015 | Research News
Study finds cystic fibrosis decreases muscle strength
Patients with cystic fibrosis have a muscle deficiency that gets worse with age, according to the findings of a joint study by researchers at the University of Georgia and Georgia Regents University. The study was the first time that the Mito Test, a testing device developed by researchers at UGA, was used on children.
April 1, 2015 | Research News
Researchers find bimanual exam doesn’t accurately screen for ovarian cancer
The most commonly performed ovarian cancer screening test—the bimanual exam—is unlikely to benefit healthy women, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Georgia.