May 18, 2012 | Research News
Hitting parasites where they hurt: New research shows promise in the fight against toxoplasmosis
Toxoplasmosis, a disease caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, is one of the most common parasitic infections in the world. In the U.S. it is estimated that more than 22 percent of the population 12 years and older have been infected with toxoplasma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
May 18, 2012 | Research News
UGA study finds that education plays mitigating role in escaping roots of adversity
Decades of research show people born into poverty are likely to continue to live that way as adults. But one University of Georgia researcher has found a way out-education.
May 14, 2012 | Research News
Binge drinking increases risk of later sexual assault for first-year female college students
A new study by University of Georgia researchers demonstrates that several months before a female victim is sexually assaulted, her pattern of drinking alcohol influences her risk for unwanted sexual contact, ranging from unwanted kissing to rape.
May 10, 2012 | Research News
Malaria discoveries could pave way for new therapies
Half the world's population is at risk for contracting malaria. The deadly disease, spread by hungry mosquitoes that bite humans for their blood meals, affects more than 200 million people each year, and many people-mostly children-die.
April 30, 2012 | General News
Health Sciences Campus Update - April 2012
The following information is provided as part of an effort to keep the community informed about the development of the UGA Health Sciences Campus, a significant addition to the University of Georgia. The Health Sciences Campus has been established on the site of the former Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS) on Prince Avenue in Athens. The property was deeded to the University by the U.S. Department of Education in April 2011.
April 11, 2012 | General News
UGA listed among healthiest colleges in US
The University of Georgia ranked fifth in a recent survey of the healthiest colleges in the U.S. The university was one of 25 selected by Greatist, an online health and fitness information source, as a school that creates "the best environment for leading a fit, healthy and happy life," the site reads.
April 9, 2012 | Research News
Black flies may have a purpose after all
Black flies drink blood and spread disease such as river blindness-creating misery with their presence. A University of Georgia study, however, proves that the pesky insects can be useful.
March 30, 2012 | General News
UGA disability research inspires wellness course
For the past nine years, researchers and students in UGA's Exercise Vascular Biology Laboratory have studied how exercise of paralyzed muscles-made possible by electrical stimulation-reduces risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, similar to the benefits of exercise in the muscles of able-bodied individuals.
March 29, 2012 | Research News
Toxicologist to study insecticide risks to infants and children
James Bruckner, a toxicology professor in the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, received a two-year, $898,179 contract from the Consumer Specialty Production Association to assess potential neurotoxic risks posed by pyrethroid insecticides to infants and children. The research findings will be forwarded to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency so it can develop scientifically based exposure guidelines to assure safe levels of pyrethroids in agriculture and the home.
March 26, 2012 | Events on Campus
Nobel Prize winner to deliver Boyd Lecture at UGA
Bruce Beutler, 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine and director of the Center for Genetics of Host Defense at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, will deliver the 2012 George H. Boyd Distinguished Lecture. He will speak at 4 p.m. on April 11, in room 102 of the Zell B. Miller Learning Center. His lecture is titled "Forward Genetic Analysis of Innate Immunity."