June 14, 2013 | Research News
UGA cancer researchers showcase work for NIH director
University of Georgia cancer research was one of several human health projects that took the spotlight recently when Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, and Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) heard reports by scientists and faculty from UGA, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University and Emory University.
June 10, 2013 | General News
UGA’s veterinary hospital offers take-home glucose monitors for diabetic pets
The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital now has iPro continuous glucose monitoring devices available for cats and dogs with diabetes mellitus. The devices, commonly used for human patients with diabetes, are used to gather data on the patient's response to insulin.
June 6, 2013 | Research News
Research unveils insight into a debilitating brain disease
From the neurons that enable thought to the keratinocytes that make toenails grow-a complex canopy of sugar molecules, commonly known as glycans, envelop every living cell in the human body.
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.
May 30, 2013 | Research News
UGA research uncovers cost of resiliency in kids
Children living in poverty who appear to succeed socially may be failing biologically. Students able to overcome the stress of growing up poor are labeled "resilient" because of their ability to overcome adversity, but University of Georgia researchers found this resiliency has health costs that last well into adulthood.
May 23, 2013 | Research News
UGA research aims to fix long-held, inaccurate insect model
In humans, a polymer called melanin determines skin, eye and hair color—the darker the skin, the more melanin in a person's body. For insects, melanin is a major aspect of their immune defense systems—their blood darkens in response to pathogens.
May 16, 2013 | Research News
Stroke patients respond similarly to after-stroke care, despite age difference
Age has little to do with how patients should be treated after suffering a stroke, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
May 13, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers develop synthetic HDL cholesterol nanoparticles
Atherosclerosis, a buildup of cellular plaque in the arteries, remains one of the leading causes of death globally. While high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, the so-called good cholesterol, is transferred to the liver for processing, low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, builds up in the arteries in the form of plaque.
May 1, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Clayton County Archway Partnership awarded Al Dohany Award for Community Service
The Georgia Public Health Association recently recognized the University of Georgia's Archway Partnership for the expansion of the Federally Qualified Health Center in Clayton County with the Al Dohany Award for Community Service.
April 30, 2013 | General News
Fagan named founding director for MCG Center for Pharmacy and Experimental Therapeutics
Susan C. Fagan, assistant dean for the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy campus at Georgia Regents University, has been named founding director of the Center for Pharmacy and Experimental Therapeutics at the Medical College of Georgia at GRU.
April 25, 2013 | Research News
Pigment in the eye found to be key between obesity, vision loss
"Eat your veggies" has been an admonition of parents through the ages, but newly published brain research from the University of Georgia provides one of the best reasons why.
April 19, 2013 | Research News
Game developed at UGA helps students understand neuroscience
University of Georgia researchers are developing a video game that teaches students about the complex networks in the brain and the nervous system by challenging them to solve puzzles using music, colors and shapes.
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 17, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA’s ‘Vet School for a Day’ set for September
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has set Sept. 25 as the date for its annual "Vet School for a Day" program. The event is held on the college's campus and educates high school juniors and seniors about the wide variety of careers in veterinary medicine. Students from throughout Georgia and South Carolina are encouraged to attend.
April 16, 2013 | General News
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine recognizes three alumni at annual conference
Three alumni from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine recently were recognized for service to the college and the veterinary profession. The awards, received by Adam C. Eichelberger of Aiken, S.C.; John E. Hayes of Ruckersville, Va.; and Susan Lawson Fubini of Ithaca, N.Y., were presented by the college's Veterinary Alumni Association during its 50th Annual Veterinary Conference and Alumni Weekend held in Athens.