June 1, 2016 | Research News
Eating diet high in polyunsaturated fats can protect against effects of ‘splurge’ meals, study finds
A diet that includes higher amounts of polyunsaturated fats, found in foods like walnuts and salmon, can help offset the detrimental effects of the occasional meal high in saturated fats, University of Georgia researchers have shown in a small clinical study.
May 25, 2016 | Research News
Alternating diet between high fat, balanced may help control obesity, study finds
Researchers at the University of Georgia's College of Pharmacy have discovered that alternating between a high fat and a more nutritionally balanced diet at regular intervals may help prevent or treat obesity and its associated metabolic disorders. They published their findings recently in the journal Scientific Reports.
May 2, 2016 | Research News
Diagnosing mononucleosis: UGA’s Mark Ebell works to expedite proper treatment
The University of Georgia's Mark Ebell wasn't impressed with research on infectious mononucleosis when he wrote his first published review on it back in the 1990s. He still isn't—a subject he discusses in the April issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
April 20, 2016 | Research News
Chemical exposure could lead to obesity, UGA study finds
Exposure to chemicals found in everyday products could affect the amount of fat stored in the body, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers.
April 15, 2016 | Research News
Preventing birth defects: UGA child health expert praises FDA decision to fortify corn masa flour
Corn masa flour, a staple in Hispanic cooking, is getting an added boost of nutrition, a move designed to reduce significant birth defects like spina bifida. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration made the announcement April 14.
March 29, 2016 | Research News
Narcissism linked to sexual assault perpetration in college, study finds
Almost 20 percent of college men have committed some kind of sexual assault, and 4 percent have committed rape, according to a study published by University of Georgia researchers who were examining the link between different kinds of narcissism and the perpetration of sexual assaults.
March 22, 2016 | Events on Campus
UGA-Griffin to promote mental health awareness during 2016 Psych Day at UGA
The University of Georgia Griffin campus will present a day of sessions devoted to "Promoting Mental Health AWAREness" on Friday, April 1, in Room 104 of the Student Learning Center.
March 21, 2016 | Research News
UGA researchers find potential treatment for prostate cancer
Researchers at the University of Georgia have created a new therapeutic for prostate cancer that has shown great efficacy in mouse models of the disease. They published their findings recently in the journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine.
March 18, 2016 | General News
Lantern reveal: Medical Partnership students celebrate residency locations on Match Day
Resident applicants at the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership gathered on Friday, March 18, at noon in George Hall at the UGA Health Sciences Campus for Match Day, an event celebrating the next step in their medical careers.
March 16, 2016 | Research News
Supportive families can reduce impact of racial discrimination on faster biological aging
A supportive family environment can help reduce the biological impact of racial discrimination on adolescent African-Americans, according to a new study by the University of Georgia's Center for Family Research.
March 4, 2016 | General News
UGA’s Josh Miller recognized with American Psychological Foundation award
University of Georgia professor of psychology Josh Miller was awarded the 2016 Theodore Millon Award in Personality Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation.
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.