February 3, 2016 | Research News
Researchers make link between genetics, aging
Scientists at the University of Georgia have shown that a hormone instrumental in the aging process is under genetic control, introducing a new pathway by which genetics regulates aging and disease.
February 3, 2016 | Research News
University of Georgia to collaborate with GeoVax on Zika vaccine
The University of Georgia announced today that it has entered into a collaborative research agreement with GeoVax Labs Inc. to develop and test a vaccine to prevent the emerging and virulent Zika virus infection.
February 1, 2016 | Research News
Study: Vacations can lead to weight gain, contribute to ‘creeping obesity’
A week's vacation may leave many adults with a heavier midsection—extra weight that can hang around even six weeks post-vacation.
January 14, 2016 | Research News
UGA researchers discover how trypanosome parasites communicate with each other
While scientists have known for years that African trypanosomes cause sleeping sickness, they've been left scratching their heads as to how these tiny single-celled organisms communicate. A University of Georgia study, published Jan. 14 in the journal Cell, helps solve this mystery.
December 23, 2015 | Research News
Study looks at reasons for delayed tuberculosis diagnosis in Uganda
Most studies of delayed tuberculosis diagnosis focus on the adverse effect of time elapsed between the onset of symptoms to reaching diagnosis and subsequent patient outcomes and control of community transmission.
December 22, 2015 | Research News
UGA research links inorganic mercury exposure to damaged cell processes
University of Georgia research has found that inorganic mercury, which was previously thought to be a less harmful form of the toxic metal, is very damaging to key cell processes.
December 21, 2015 | Research News
NIH grants $2.1 million MERIT award extension to UGA researcher studying B-12
The National Institutes of Health Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded a five-year extension to the University of Georgia's Jorge C. Escalante. He will use the funds in the study of vitamin B-12, looking at the biosynthesis and anaerobic metabolism in salmonella.
December 17, 2015 | Research News
Coffee may improve athletic endurance performance, UGA review finds
The caffeine in a morning cup of coffee could help improve athletic endurance, according to a new University of Georgia review study.
December 14, 2015 | Research News
Bones of obese children may be in trouble, UGA study finds
Studies have shown that obese children tend to have more muscle, but recent University of Georgia research on the muscle and bone relationship shows that excess body fat may compromise other functions in their bodies, such as bone growth.
December 9, 2015 | Research News
Depressed Pinterest users suffer from lack of positive messages, UGA study finds
Despite the large number of posts on visual social media platforms that suggest—and fuel—depressing or suicidal thoughts, there aren't many for users to read and share that would help them cope with their mental state more proactively, a University of Georgia study finds.
December 8, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers identify key biological markers for psychotic disorders
A team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia has identified a number of biological markers that make it possible to classify mental disorders with greater precision. Their findings, published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry, may one day lead to improved diagnostics and treatments for those suffering from mental illness.
December 2, 2015 | General News
UGA’s new Center for Molecular Medicine celebrated with groundbreaking
The University of Georgia broke ground Dec. 1 on the Center for Molecular Medicine, a 43,000-square-foot facility that will continue to advance UGA's efforts in human health research.
November 25, 2015 | Research News
Researchers assess use of drug-susceptible parasites to fight drug resistance
Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a model for evaluating a potential new strategy in the fight against drug-resistant diseases.
November 25, 2015 | Events on Campus
Advancing health: UGA to break ground on Center for Molecular Medicine
The University of Georgia is continuing its move into the human health arena—initiated by the opening of its Health Sciences Campus in Athens—through a new building that will soon house the Center for Molecular Medicine.
November 18, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers develop visual test to quickly check brain function quality
University of Georgia researchers have developed a simple technique to measure an individual's visual processing speed—the speed at which an individual can comprehend visual information—in order to identify whether or not they may have cognitive issues.