May 21, 2015 | Research News
Tpl2 enzyme may be target for treating autoimmune diseases
New research at the University of Georgia has found that the presence of Tpl2—an enzyme that regulates inflammation—controls the activation of T cells during colitis, an autoimmune disease that occurs when the inner lining of the colon is inflamed.
May 19, 2015 | General News
UGA College of Pharmacy students working to supply boots for migrant workers
University of Georgia College of Pharmacy students are seeking monetary donations for waterproof work boots for the Farm Worker Family Health Program, an experience where students provide health care services to farm worker communities in rural southwest Georgia.
May 18, 2015 | Research News
UGA study pinpoints the likeliest rodent sources of future human infectious diseases
Researchers at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology have developed a way to predict which species of rodents are likeliest to be sources of new disease outbreaks in humans. Their study, which includes maps showing potential future disease hot spots, appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
May 15, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA to host international conference on ecology, evolution of infectious diseases
More than 350 scientists from around the world will gather in Athens from May 26-29 when the University of Georgia hosts the 13th annual Conference on the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases.
May 14, 2015 | Research News
UGA research finds geckos resistant to antibiotics, may pose risk to pet owners
Tokay geckos harbor bacteria that are resistant to a number of antibiotics, making them a health concern for pet owners, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers.
May 12, 2015 | Research News
Physicians can play key role in preventing foodborne illness, says UGA’s Mike Doyle
Food safety awareness is key to understanding the food safety issues on the horizon, and clinicians at hospitals and doctors' offices play a key role in ensuring consumers are aware of the threats of foodborne illness, said the University of Georgia's Michael Doyle.
May 12, 2015 | Research News
Noted influenza researcher joins UGA Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center
An influenza researcher whose work focuses on the interspecies transmission and pathogenesis of the virus has joined the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine as its new Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator and Caswell Eidson Chair in Poultry Medicine.
May 5, 2015 | Research News
UGA researcher develops bird flu vaccine using virus commonly found in dogs
Researchers at the University of Georgia have used a virus commonly found in dogs as the foundation for a new vaccine against H7N9 influenza, more commonly known as bird flu.
May 4, 2015 | Honors & Awards
Phi Zeta honors awarded to faculty, students in UGA College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine recently recognized outstanding faculty and students with honors for excellence in teaching, research and service at its annual Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society Induction Ceremony.
May 1, 2015 | Research News
UGA using NIH grant to track vaccine attitudes with Twitter
A computational tool being developed to study vaccination attitudes and behaviors through social media could change the way researchers conduct public health surveillance.
April 30, 2015 | Research News
UGA training pig skin for neural development
A pig's skin cells may hold the key to new treatments and cures for devastating human neurological diseases. Researchers from the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center have discovered a process of turning pig induced pluripotent stem cells into induced neural stem cells.
April 24, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA professor named vice-president elect of American Society of Nutrition
Mary Ann Johnson, the Bill and June Flatt Professor in Foods and Nutrition in the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has been voted vice-president elect of the American Society for Nutrition.
April 22, 2015 | Research News
UGA researcher works to build ‘missing’ bone for children suffering from HPP
The University of Georgia's Luke Mortensen holds up an X-ray image showing an infant's hand, but without bones. The next image is a child's chest, revealing no ribs. The images represent what parents might see if they have a child suffering from hypophosphatasia. Mortensen, an assistant professor in the Regenerative Bioscience Center, will research therapies to grow these missing bones.
April 20, 2015 | Research News
Animal parasite study could help humans ‘manage nasty diseases’
The evolutionary history, body size and geographic range of an animal species are predictors for the diversity of parasites—or disease—that species carries, according to University of Georgia researchers.
April 20, 2015 | Events on Campus
Athens veterinarians to participate in national service animal eye exam event
The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital will again offer free eye exam screenings during May to qualified service animals as part of the annual American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and Stokes Pharmacy National Service Animal Eye Exam event. The Animal Eye Care Clinic, located in Five Points, is also participating in the program.