January 20, 2015 | Research News
Stress increases motivation, amount spent for alcohol, UGA research finds
The effects of stress can change the way heavy drinkers seek alcohol-and how much they're willing to spend to get it, a new University of Georgia study has found.
January 13, 2015 | Research News
New model predicts Ebola epidemic in Liberia could be ended by June
The Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely be eliminated by June 2015 if the current high rate of hospitalization and vigilance can be maintained, according to a new model developed by ecologists at the University of Georgia and Pennsylvania State University.
January 13, 2015 | Research News
Gates grant supports UGA’s continued fight against infectious disease
The University of Georgia Research Foundation has received an additional $710,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its research into the elimination of schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease affecting millions of people throughout most of Africa and some of Asia, the Middle East and the Americas to include studies on control and elimination of intestinal worms that infect almost 2 billion people globally.
January 5, 2015 | Events on Campus
CDC scientist to speak about early AIDS investigations
"CDC, Hollywood and the early days of AIDS in the U.S.," will be the topic of the next Voices from the Vanguard lecture at the University of Georgia.
December 19, 2014 | General News
Award-winning curriculum blends hall of famers and exercise
A growing number of children around the state are learning about the benefits of exercise, sports and the Georgia stars who excel at it thanks to curriculum developed by professors at the University of Georgia College of Education.
December 18, 2014 | Research News
Building on big data, UPenn and UGA awarded $23.4 million pathogen genomics database contract
A genome database team led by University of Pennsylvania and University of Georgia scientists has been awarded a new contract from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease worth $4.3 million in 2014-2015. Assuming annual renewal, this five-year award is expected to total $23.4 million.
December 15, 2014 | Research News
UGA, Emory collaborate to leverage strengths in infectious disease research
The University of Georgia and Emory University are strengthening their collaborations to elevate the position of the Atlanta-Athens corridor as a national hub for infectious disease research.
December 10, 2014 | Research News
UGA study finds low weight gain in pregnant women reduces male fetal survival
The amount of weight a woman gains during pregnancy can be vitally important—especially if she's carrying a boy—according to a study by researchers at the University of Georgia released today in PLOS ONE, an open access peer-reviewed journal published by the Public Library of Science.
December 2, 2014 | Research News
Vitamin D deficiency, depression linked in UGA-led international study
Vitamin D deficiency is not just harmful to physical health—it also might impact mental health, according to a team of researchers that has found a link between seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and a lack of sunlight.
December 1, 2014 | Research News
UGA study finds it’s mean boys, not mean girls, who rule at school
Debunking the myth of the "mean girl," new research from the University of Georgia has found that boys use relational aggression—malicious rumors, social exclusion and rejection—to harm or manipulate others more often than girls.
November 10, 2014 | Research News
UGA scientists receive $3 million NIH grant to develop infectious disease outbreak warning system
John Drake, an associate professor in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, will use a five-year, $3.18 million grant to develop an early warning system that could help public health officials prepare for—and possibly prevent—infectious disease outbreaks.
November 6, 2014 | Research News
Family member’s death can impact personal health, UGA research finds
Death takes a toll on the living, and in the case of baby boomers, the loss of a family member increases their likelihood of ending up in the hospital, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
November 4, 2014 | Research News
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine receives Gates Foundation grant to study norovirus
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ralph A. Tripp, a professor of infectious diseases, will lead a team in pursuit of innovative global health and development research on norovirus.
October 31, 2014 | Research News
UGA researcher studies obesity’s role in breast, ovarian cancers
Mandi Murph in the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy is focusing her research efforts on the role of obesity in the promotion and development of women's cancer, both breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
October 30, 2014 | Research News
All work and no play: UGA study examines psychology of workaholism
Even in a culture that lionizes hard work, workaholism tends to produce negative impacts for employers and employees, according to a new study from a University of Georgia researcher.