December 10, 2013 | Research News
Imaging capabilities allow researchers to peer into protein transport systems
A new study from University of Georgia cell biologists analyzes the transport system that builds cell organelles called cilia. Defective cilia are directly connected to a host of diseases and conditions, including inherited bone malformations, blindness, male infertility, kidney disease and obesity. Knowledge of how cilia are built and the ability to manipulate their structure can inform future medical treatments.
December 9, 2013 | Research News
UGA start-up company moves from incubator into Athens community
One of the University of Georgia's most innovative start-up companies is preparing to expand its business after graduating from the Georgia BioBusiness Center, UGA's business incubator, which supports companies with research and technology ties to UGA.
December 5, 2013 | Research News
New targets identified to combat tissue fibrosis
Multiple types of cells are needed for patients to recover from surgery or to restore life to tissues that have lost circulation. University of Georgia researchers have identified how the cells involved in the final stage of repair, myofibroblasts, are switched on. This information can lead to drug development that could speed recovery.
December 4, 2013 | General News
UGA research shows that food portion size and shape can deceive the brain
As the holiday season gears up, beware of the popular tip that advises dieters to eat only half the food on their plate. According to a new study from the University of Georgia, that advice can play tricks on the brain-and the waistline.
November 25, 2013 | Research News
New research shows promise for earlier, better dementia diagnosis
Nearly 36 million people worldwide are estimated to currently have dementia. That number is expected to almost double every 20 years. Researchers are diligently working to find better, more accurate methods for earlier diagnosis.
November 20, 2013 | Research News
The University of Georgia receives Phase II Grand Challenges Explorations funding
The University of Georgia announced today that it will receive Phase II funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables individuals worldwide to test bold ideas to address persistent health and development challenges.
November 14, 2013 | General News
UGA Extension sets challenge to help keep holiday pounds off
Holidays can be a time of continuous feasts for some, leading to excess pounds when it's all over. To ward off the unwanted weight, University of Georgia Extension is offering the "Zero Weight Gain Holiday Challenge," a free program that seeks to help Georgians avoid the overeating usually so common to the season.
November 13, 2013 | Research News
UGA scientist calls for crypto cure
A recent study involving more than 22,000 children in Africa and Asia revealed that the protozoan parasite Cryptosporidium is one of four pathogens responsible for the largest part of severe diarrhea in infants and toddlers.
November 6, 2013 | Honors & Awards
GRU/UGA Medical Partnership awarded AAMC Shining Star
The Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership Community Health program received one of the Shining Star Awards presented by the Group on Regional Medical Campuses at the Association of American Medical Colleges' annual meeting in Philadelphia Nov. 1. The Shining Star Awards highlight outstanding contributions to medical education on regional medical campuses.
October 29, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA seminar to focus on the rabies virus
Experts from the University of Georgia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Department of Public Health will gather on Nov. 14 to discuss the rabies virus in a symposium titled "Rabies: An Old Disease with New Tricks."
October 22, 2013 | Research News
UGA researcher receives NIH grant to improve women’s health in Liberia
War exposure, gender-based violence and extreme poverty following 14 years of civil war has resulted in mental and sexual health challenges in Liberia that place young pregnant women and their unborn children at risk.
October 17, 2013 | Research News
Statin, osteoporosis drug combo may help treat parasitic infections
Athens, Ga. - Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that a combination of two commonly prescribed drugs used to treat high cholesterol and osteoporosis may serve as the foundation of a new treatment for toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii. They published their findings recently in PLOS Pathogens.
October 17, 2013 | Research News
UGA researcher develops new medicine that attacks HIV before it integrates with human DNA
Athens, Ga. - Thirty-four million people are living with human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, worldwide and each year some 2.5 million more are infected, according to the World Health Organization.
October 4, 2013 | General News
UGA Extension emphasizes radon, poison awareness during Children’s Health Month
Becoming a parent can mean being hyper aware of the dangers household items—like the stairs, electrical outlets and sharp table corners—can pose to a child. However, some the biggest threats to a child's safety aren't visible to the naked eye.
September 30, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA pharmacy to host medical device regulations conference
The University of Georgia will host its first medical device regulations conference Nov. 6 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.