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 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.
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.
September 24, 2013 | Honors & Awards
University Health Center’s immunization team wins award
The University of Georgia Health Center's immunization team received the 2013 Walt Orenstein Champions for Immunization Award at the Department of Public Health's 20th annual Immunize Georgia Conference earlier this month.
September 6, 2013 | Research News
UGA Center receives $10.4 million grant renewal for glycobiology research
Researchers at the University of Georgia have received a five-year, $10.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support the National Center for Biomedical Glycomics, a consortium of UGA faculty and staff working to develop new technologies for the analysis of glycans.
August 1, 2013 | Research News
As climate, disease links become clearer, study highlights need to forecast future shifts
Climate change is affecting the spread of infectious diseases worldwide, according to an international team of leading disease ecologists, with serious impacts to human health and biodiversity conservation. Writing in the journal Science, they propose that modeling the way disease systems respond to climate variables could help public health officials and environmental managers predict and mitigate the spread of lethal diseases.
July 2, 2013 | Research News
UGA receives $3.4 million Gates Foundation grant to fight infectious disease
The University of Georgia Research Foundation received a $3.4 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its operational research on how best to eliminate schistosomiasis, a debilitating and neglected tropical disease affecting millions of people in countries throughout much of Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas.
June 4, 2013 | Research News
Social networks could help prevent disease outbreaks in endangered chimpanzees
Many think of social networks in terms of Facebook friends and Twitter followers, but for recent University of Georgia doctoral graduate Julie Rushmore, social networks are tools in the fight against infectious diseases.
April 17, 2013 | Research News
UGA research finds sterilized dogs live longer
Many dog owners have their pets spayed or neutered to help control the pet population, but new research from the University of Georgia suggests the procedure could add to the length of their lives and alter the risk of specific causes of death.
April 1, 2013 | General News
NIH awards $1.5 million to UGA researchers studying Legionnaires’ disease
It begins with flu-like symptoms, but within days a victim of Legionnaires' disease may experience severe chest pain, bloody coughing, and even death. The illness, a severe type of pneumonia, affects only a small percentage of the population, but up to 30 percent of hospitalized cases can be fatal, and survivors often take a long time to recover.
February 27, 2013 | Events on Campus
University of Georgia to host international symposium on One Health
The University of Georgia Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute and Faculty of Infectious Diseases along with the University of Liverpool will host the first international One Health Symposium March 21-23 at the UGA Center for Continuing Education.
February 20, 2013 | Events on Campus
CDC fungal meningitis investigator next up in Voices from the Vanguard Series
Dr. Ben Park, epidemiology team leader at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's mycotic diseases branch, will talk about October's mass outbreak of fungal meningitis as part of the "Global Diseases: Voices from the Vanguard" lecture series March 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the University of Georgia Chapel.