March 26, 2012 | Events on Campus
One Health mini-symposium to focus on climate change, infectious disease
On April 3, experts from the University of Georgia, Emory University and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom will spend the afternoon sharing their One Health perspectives on how a changing climate might impact the incidence of infectious diseases in both people and animals around the globe.
March 16, 2012 | Events on Campus
African meningitis enemy is next UGA Voices lecturer
A public health visionary who has spent the past 10 years developing an effective and inexpensive meningitis vaccine for Africa will deliver the next Global Diseases: Voices from the Vanguard lecture on March 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the University of Georgia Chapel.
February 16, 2012 | Research News
UGA animal vaccine may slow deadly spread of Chagas disease
Chagas disease is the single most common cause of congestive heart failure and sudden death in the world. The devastating parasitic infection affects millions of people throughout Central and South America. But as global travel increases, it's becoming a greater threat in the United States and Europe as well.
February 15, 2012 | Events on Campus
Leading cause of blindness topic of next UGA Voices Lecture
Trachoma starts off looking like ordinary pink eye or conjunctivitis. But left untreated, this bacterial infection causes eyes to ooze, lids to swell and sometimes turn inside out, and leads to permanent scarring that blinds millions of people every year.
January 27, 2012 | Research News
Study offers new information for flu fight
Influenza virus can rapidly evolve from one form to another, complicating the effectiveness of vaccines and anti-viral drugs used to treat it. By first understanding the complex host cell pathways that the flu uses for replication, University of Georgia researchers are finding new strategies for therapies and vaccines, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.
January 9, 2012 | Events on Campus
CDC’s Tauxe to kick off 2012 global diseases lecture series
Dr. Robert Tauxe, a physician and public health expert who has spent his career battling illnesses transmitted by contaminated food and water, will open the seventh annual Global Diseases: Voices from the Vanguard lecture series on Jan 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the University of Georgia Chapel.
January 5, 2012 | Research News
UGA scientists ‘hijack’ bacterial immune system
A team of University of Georgia researchers has discovered how to harness this bacterial immune system to selectively target and silence genes. The finding, published today in the early online edition of the journal Molecular Cell, reveals a powerful new tool that has far-reaching implications for biotechnology and biomedical research.
October 27, 2011 | General News
UGA experts available to speak on 2011-2012 flu season
Like all public places, the University of Georgia has its share of germs. But it also has experts who can help UGA students—and Georgia communities—stay healthier this flu season.
October 6, 2011 | Events on Campus
Good health, flu shots featured at annual Dawgtoberfest
The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and the American Pharmacists Association will celebrate American Pharmacists Month with the ninth annual Dawgtoberfest: Rx for Good Health Oct. 19 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Tate Student Center.
September 27, 2011 | General News
College of Public Health to offer Ph.D. In epidemiology
The University of Georgia will become the first institution of higher education in the University System of Georgia to offer a doctoral degree in epidemiology after a move approved by the Board of Regents during its September meeting. The university's College of Public Health will start classes in fall 2012.
August 23, 2011 | General News
Symposium to address health care concerns – U.S. And Israel
Health care reform, emergency preparedness, traffic safety and obesity are just a few of the common global health issues to be tackled by researchers, health care providers and policymakers from the U.S. and Israel at the fourth annual Global Health Symposium to be held Sept. 7 - 8 at the University of Georgia.
August 6, 2011 | Research News
UGA researchers use gold nanoparticles to diagnose flu in minutes
Arriving at a rapid and accurate diagnosis is critical during flu outbreaks, but until now, physicians and public health officials have had to choose between a highly accurate yet time-consuming test or a rapid but error-prone test.
July 29, 2011 | Research News
UGA study links land use with spread of West Nile virus
Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a mathematical model showing a link between land cover pattern and the spatial spread of West Nile virus in New York City. The team's findings, recently published in the journal PLoS Computational Biology, show a pattern of deceleration that has not been described before and could help public health officials more efficiently target disease control efforts.
July 22, 2011 | General News
College of Veterinary Medicine to receive grant to study interventional vaccine for Rabies Virus
Dr. Zhen Fang Fu, a rabies researcher in the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, will collaborate with Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson Medical College and several other institutions to test a curative vaccine for Rabies Virus, or RV, that could be administered late in the disease process. Fu’s work will be funded by a $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health.
July 7, 2011 | General News
New UGA technology makes textiles permanently germ-free
A University of Georgia researcher has invented a new technology that can inexpensively render medical linens and clothing, face masks, paper towels-and yes, even diapers, intimate apparel and athletic wear, including smelly socks-permanently germ-free.