August 26, 2014 | General News
UGA College of Pharmacy welcomes 138 new students
The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy welcomed 138 new students with its annual White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 16. At the event, the class of 2018 received white lab coats to mark the beginning of their pharmacy careers.
August 26, 2014 | General News
UGA welcomes 114 incoming veterinary students
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed the class of 2018 during its annual White Coat Ceremony held Aug. 17. Sponsored by the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, the event officially recognized 114 members of the incoming class by donning them in lab coats to be worn during their veterinary education.
August 26, 2014 | Research News
Scientists grow fully functional organ from transplanted cells
A team of scientists including researchers from the University of Georgia has grown a fully functional organ from scratch in a living animal for the first time. The advance could one day aid in the development of laboratory-grown replacement organs.
August 5, 2014 | General News
UGA experts available to comment on issues relating to Ebola virus
The University of Georgia has experts available to speak about various aspects of the Ebola virus—health communications, health promotion, field treatment and how the outbreak is impacting research projects in Africa.
August 5, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA’s ‘Vet School for a Day’ set for Sept. 24
Registration opens Aug. 6 for the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine's Vet School for a Day. Held Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the college's campus, the program teaches high school juniors and seniors about the wide variety of careers in veterinary medicine.
August 4, 2014 | Research News
UGA receives $1.3 million NIH grant to develop science software for elementary students
Researchers at the University of Georgia are developing new science education software to help elementary school students learn about how the body functions and how to make better dietary and exercise choices.
July 22, 2014 | Research News
New model helps explain how human-provided food resources promote or reduce wildlife disease
Scientists have long known that providing supplemental food for wildlife, or resource provisioning, can sometimes cause more harm than good. University of Georgia ecologists have developed a new mathematical model to tease apart the processes that help explain why. Their research, which has implications for public health and wildlife conservation, appears in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.
July 18, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers receive $1.9 million NIH grant to study pneumonia persistence
Researchers at the University of Georgia have received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the bacterium Mycoplasma pneumoniae, the leading cause of pneumonia in older children and young adults.
July 17, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center to host lecture on cellular therapies
The University of Georgia Regenerative Bioscience Center will host a lecture by Emory University's Ian Copland July 30 at noon in Room 175 of the Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences as part of the center's continuing support in building a stronger regenerative medicine community in Georgia.
July 16, 2014 | Research News
Magnetically controlled nanoparticles enhance stroke treatment
Researchers at the University of Georgia and their collaborators have developed a new technique to enhance stroke treatment that uses magnetically controlled nanomotors to rapidly transport a clot-busting drug to potentially life-threatening blockages in blood vessels.
July 7, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers use nanoparticles to enhance chemotherapy
University of Georgia researchers have developed a new formulation of cisplatin, a common chemotherapy drug, that significantly increases the drug's ability to target and destroy cancerous cells.
July 1, 2014 | General News
UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital holds 2014 Picture Your Pet Photo Contest
The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital is accepting submissions for its 2014 Picture Your Pet Photo Contest. This competition is open to any current or former teaching hospital, field services or community practice clinic client.
June 30, 2014 | General News
UGA experts warn of heat dangers for children and animals
With summer temperatures on the rise, University of Georgia experts warn of the dangers of the Georgia heat—especially when caring for children and pets.
June 17, 2014 | Research News
UGA veterinary surgeons use feline adult stem cells in kidney transplant
Veterinary surgeons in the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital successfully performed a kidney transplant in a domestic cat and used stem cells harvested from the patient to optimize the cat's acceptance of the new kidney.
June 16, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers discover new method to reduce disease-causing inflammation
Researchers at the University of Georgia report in the Journal of Biological Chemistry that an enzyme known as Tumor Progression Locus 2, or Tpl2, plays a key role in directing and regulating several important components of the body's immune system. Their discovery may one day lead to new treatments for many common autoimmune diseases.