February 3, 2016 | Research News
Researchers make link between genetics, aging
Scientists at the University of Georgia have shown that a hormone instrumental in the aging process is under genetic control, introducing a new pathway by which genetics regulates aging and disease.
February 3, 2016 | General News
Large Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital temporarily closed
The University of Georgia Large Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital is temporarily closed for quarantine for the equine herpesvirus. The Small Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital, including the Community Practice Clinic, will remain open and will continue to receive appointments and emergencies for cats, dogs, exotics and wildlife.
February 3, 2016 | Research News
University of Georgia to collaborate with GeoVax on Zika vaccine
The University of Georgia announced today that it has entered into a collaborative research agreement with GeoVax Labs Inc. to develop and test a vaccine to prevent the emerging and virulent Zika virus infection.
February 1, 2016 | Research News
Study: Vacations can lead to weight gain, contribute to ‘creeping obesity’
A week's vacation may leave many adults with a heavier midsection—extra weight that can hang around even six weeks post-vacation.
January 29, 2016 | Research News
When loved ones battle cancer, families head to Web for information more than support
Loved ones of cancer patients are likely to search for further information about the disease online but less inclined to seek emotional support from social media forums, according to a University of Georgia study published recently in the journal Computers, Informatics, Nursing.
January 14, 2016 | Research News
UGA researchers discover how trypanosome parasites communicate with each other
While scientists have known for years that African trypanosomes cause sleeping sickness, they've been left scratching their heads as to how these tiny single-celled organisms communicate. A University of Georgia study, published Jan. 14 in the journal Cell, helps solve this mystery.
January 4, 2016 | Research News
New model uses public health statistics to signal when disease elimination is imminent
Ecologists at the University of Georgia have developed a model showing that public health surveillance data can be used to signal when a disease is approaching eradication. Their research, just published in Theoretical Ecology, lays the groundwork for a potential new tool in the fight against infectious diseases.
December 23, 2015 | Research News
Study looks at reasons for delayed tuberculosis diagnosis in Uganda
Most studies of delayed tuberculosis diagnosis focus on the adverse effect of time elapsed between the onset of symptoms to reaching diagnosis and subsequent patient outcomes and control of community transmission.
December 22, 2015 | Research News
UGA research links inorganic mercury exposure to damaged cell processes
University of Georgia research has found that inorganic mercury, which was previously thought to be a less harmful form of the toxic metal, is very damaging to key cell processes.
December 21, 2015 | Research News
NIH grants $2.1 million MERIT award extension to UGA researcher studying B-12
The National Institutes of Health Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded a five-year extension to the University of Georgia's Jorge C. Escalante. He will use the funds in the study of vitamin B-12, looking at the biosynthesis and anaerobic metabolism in salmonella.
December 21, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA to host annual shelter medicine symposium on Feb. 6
The eighth annual Shelter Medicine Symposium will be held at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine on Saturday, Feb. 6. The all-day event is focused on best management and medicine practices for local and regional animal shelters.
December 17, 2015 | Research News
Coffee may improve athletic endurance performance, UGA review finds
The caffeine in a morning cup of coffee could help improve athletic endurance, according to a new University of Georgia review study.
December 16, 2015 | General News
Bioengineer Karen Burg named UGA Harbor Lights Chair in Small Animal Studies
Karen J.L. Burg, a bioengineer whose cutting-edge work centers on absorbable polymers, biofabrication and tissue engineering, will join the faculty of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in January as its Harbor Lights Chair in Small Animal Studies.
December 14, 2015 | Research News
Bones of obese children may be in trouble, UGA study finds
Studies have shown that obese children tend to have more muscle, but recent University of Georgia research on the muscle and bone relationship shows that excess body fat may compromise other functions in their bodies, such as bone growth.
December 9, 2015 | Research News
Depressed Pinterest users suffer from lack of positive messages, UGA study finds
Despite the large number of posts on visual social media platforms that suggest—and fuel—depressing or suicidal thoughts, there aren't many for users to read and share that would help them cope with their mental state more proactively, a University of Georgia study finds.