December 20, 2013 | General News
Health Sciences Quarterly Update – December 20, 2013
The following information is provided as part of an effort to keep the community informed about the development of the UGA Health Sciences Campus, a significant addition to the University of Georgia. The Health Sciences Campus has been established on the site of the former Navy Supply Corps School on Prince Avenue in Athens. The property was deeded to the University of Georgia by the U.S. Department of Education in April 2011, and the University began holding classes there in August 2012.
December 19, 2013 | Research News
International team completes sequence of ancient plant, discovers origin of flowers
The newly sequenced genome of the Amborella trichopoda plant addresses Darwin's "abominable mystery"-the question of why flowers suddenly proliferated on Earth millions of years ago. The genome sequence sheds new light on the origin of flowering plants.
December 19, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Baulcombe to receive first McClintock Prize
Sir David C. Baulcombe, University of Cambridge, U.K., is the first recipient of the McClintock Prize for Plant Genetics and Genome Studies awarded by the Maize Genetics Executive Committee. The announcement was made Dec. 19 by Jeff Bennetzen, chair of the committee and the Norman and Doris Giles Professor of Genetics and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar at the University of Georgia.
December 16, 2013 | Research News
UGA stem cell research uncovers importance of cell cycle
One of the biggest problems in stem cell research may not be a problem at all. Scientists have worried for years that stem cells grown in their labs were made up of many different kinds of cells, making them useless for stem cell therapies, but new research from the University of Georgia suggests they're not different cells, some are just more mature than others.
December 12, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers use new map of human brain to study dementia
Researchers at the University of Georgia are developing new maps of the human brain that promise to help in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
December 10, 2013 | Research News
Imaging capabilities allow researchers to peer into protein transport systems
A new study from University of Georgia cell biologists analyzes the transport system that builds cell organelles called cilia. Defective cilia are directly connected to a host of diseases and conditions, including inherited bone malformations, blindness, male infertility, kidney disease and obesity. Knowledge of how cilia are built and the ability to manipulate their structure can inform future medical treatments.
December 9, 2013 | Research News
UGA start-up company moves from incubator into Athens community
One of the University of Georgia's most innovative start-up companies is preparing to expand its business after graduating from the Georgia BioBusiness Center, UGA's business incubator, which supports companies with research and technology ties to UGA.
December 5, 2013 | Research News
New targets identified to combat tissue fibrosis
Multiple types of cells are needed for patients to recover from surgery or to restore life to tissues that have lost circulation. University of Georgia researchers have identified how the cells involved in the final stage of repair, myofibroblasts, are switched on. This information can lead to drug development that could speed recovery.
December 4, 2013 | General News
UGA research shows that food portion size and shape can deceive the brain
As the holiday season gears up, beware of the popular tip that advises dieters to eat only half the food on their plate. According to a new study from the University of Georgia, that advice can play tricks on the brain-and the waistline.
December 3, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine opens registration for VetCAMP 2014 on Dec. 9
Registration for VetCAMP 2014 opens Monday, Dec. 9, and runs through Wednesday, Feb. 5, officials at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine announced today.
November 25, 2013 | Research News
New research shows promise for earlier, better dementia diagnosis
Nearly 36 million people worldwide are estimated to currently have dementia. That number is expected to almost double every 20 years. Researchers are diligently working to find better, more accurate methods for earlier diagnosis.
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 14, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine student organization to host benefit auction
The University of Georgia's Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, or SCAVMA, is hosting a benefit auction to provide support for veterinary students pursuing advanced degrees through the College of Veterinary Medicine.
November 14, 2013 | General News
UGA Extension sets challenge to help keep holiday pounds off
Holidays can be a time of continuous feasts for some, leading to excess pounds when it's all over. To ward off the unwanted weight, University of Georgia Extension is offering the "Zero Weight Gain Holiday Challenge," a free program that seeks to help Georgians avoid the overeating usually so common to the season.
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.