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.
June 12, 2014 | Research News
Network-based vaccinations may control disease outbreaks in endangered chimps
Vaccines are available for many infectious diseases that threaten endangered great ape populations, but immunizing enough animals to prevent outbreaks can be logistically challenging.
June 12, 2014 | Events on Campus
Student-produced ‘Match Madness’ documentary debuts on WUGA-TV next week
"Match Madness," a half-hour documentary that follows the lives of three students in the Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership in the time leading up to their residency match day, debuts on WUGA-TV on June 16.
June 9, 2014 | Research News
Scientists collaborate to sequence common bean’s genome
Beans are a staple crop and primary protein source for millions of people around the world, but very little has been known about their domestication or nitrogen-fixing properties until now.
June 4, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers receive $1.8 million grant to fight deadly parasite
Researchers at the University of Georgia recently received a five-year $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study cryptosporidium, a parasite that causes the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis.
June 3, 2014 | Research News
UGA geneticist named one of Cell’s 40 under 40
University of Georgia researcher Robert Schmitz was recently selected by the journal Cell as one of 40 most accomplished young scientists under the age of 40 who are shaping current and future trends in biology.
May 28, 2014 | Research News
Study identifies continuous production of hyaluronic acids as key trigger to cancer initiation, grow
Chronic inflammation that induces low oxygen levels, or hypoxia, is a widely accepted cause of cancer development. However, the link between hypoxia and cell proliferation is far from clear.