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.
March 31, 2015 | Research News
Physician recommendations result in greater weight loss, UGA research finds
Patients advised to lose weight by their physicians dropped more pounds on average than those who didn't receive a recommendation, according to new research from the University of Georgia published in the journal Economics & Human Biology.
March 31, 2015 | Research News
Chronic loneliness in older adults leads to more doctors’ office visits, UGA study finds
Experiences of loneliness and social isolation can lead to increased health care use among older adults, according to new research from the University of Georgia College of Public Health.
March 27, 2015 | Events on Campus
President’s Malaria Initiative coordinator to speak April 14 at UGA
Rear Adm. R. Timothy Ziemer oversaw the reduction of worldwide malaria deaths by 40 percent over the last decade as the U.S. global malaria coordinator. He will speak on the malaria fight April 14 at 4 p.m. in Masters Hall of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
March 27, 2015 | Research News
Recipe for antibacterial plastic: Plastic plus egg whites
Bioplastics made from protein sources such as albumin and whey have shown significant antibacterial properties, findings that could eventually lead to their use in plastics used in medical applications such as wound healing dressings, sutures, catheter tubes and drug delivery, according to a recent study by the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
March 13, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers search for cause and treatments of debilitating neurological disorders
Researchers at the University of Georgia have received a $1.8 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to discover the fundamental cellular changes that cause debilitating neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, autism and intellectual deficiency.
March 9, 2015 | Research News
UGA study finds norovirus symptoms last an average of 44 hours
Norovirus infections—sometimes known as the stomach flu—typically last for the same amount of time, independent of age or the type of norovirus a person is infected with, according to a recent study by the University of Georgia College of Public Health, Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the journal Epidemiology and Infection.
March 4, 2015 | Research News
Brain structure varies depending on how trusting people are of others, study shows
A recent study from the University of Georgia shows differences in brain structure according to how trusting people are of others.
March 2, 2015 | Research News
Link identified between virus recognition, destruction in bacterial immune system
An immune system that helps bacteria combat viruses is yielding unlikely results such as the ability to edit genome sequences and potentially correct mutations that cause human disease.