March 7, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers identify candidate genes associated with free radicals
Researchers led by a University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences faculty member have identified candidate genes associated with disease-causing free radicals.
March 6, 2014 | Events on Campus
Exercise and health expert to speak on benefits of physical activity in adults
Dr. David Buchner, a nationally recognized scholar in physical activity in adults, will deliver the annual Clifford Lewis Scholar Lecture March 19 at 4 p.m. in Masters Hall of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
March 5, 2014 | Research News
UGA One Health symposium to focus on malaria
Experts from the University of Georgia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory University will gather on March 19 to discuss malaria in a symposium titled "The Secret Life of Malaria - A Global Journey to Cure and Prevention."
February 28, 2014 | Events on Campus
Emory’s Dennis Liotta to give annual Chu Lecture at UGA
The annual Chu Lecture at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy will feature "Nucleoside Analogs as RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase Inhibitors of Single Stranded RNA Viruses." Presented by Dennis Liotta, director of the Emory Institute of Drug Development, it will be held March 19 at 11 a.m. in the Pharmacy South auditorium.
February 27, 2014 | General News
UGA nutrition experts applaud proposed FDA label changes
University of Georgia nutrition experts in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences say they are pleased with the Food and Drug Administration's proposal to update nutrition labels on food products.
February 25, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers develop sustainable way to manufacture important drug precursors
Researchers at the University of Georgia have found a new way to manufacture an important molecule used in the pharmaceutical industry to create anticoagulants, a class of drug commonly prescribed to treat or prevent abnormal blood clots that can lead to heart attack, stroke and deep vein thrombosis.
February 25, 2014 | General News
Get active, Georgians! UGA’s Walk Georgia launches spring session for state residents
Walk Georgia is enabling state residents to take steps, literally, to improve their health. While the spring session of this University of Georgia Cooperative Extension program has started, it's not too late to join in; registration for the 12-week Walk Georgia session continues through March 10.
February 10, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic celebrates 60th Anniversary
Can you hear me now? That's what faculty/staff clinicians and graduate students in the University of Georgia's Speech and Hearing Clinic may be asking visitors as they kick off a 60th anniversary celebration on Feb. 28.
February 7, 2014 | Events on Campus
Expert on concussions to discuss how to make sports safer with science
Kevin Guskiewicz, an expert on sport-related concussions, will speak on "Making Sport Safer through Innovative Science," as part of the 2014 Bernard B. Ramsey Lecture in Kinesiology. The lecture will be held Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. in Mahler Auditorium of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. The event is free and open to the public and a reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Hill Atrium.
February 5, 2014 | General News
St. Mary’s to host GRU/UGA Medical Partnership residents beginning 2015
The Internal Medicine Residency Program, a joint effort of the Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership and St. Mary's Health Care System, received accreditation on Jan. 28 in the final step toward becoming Athens' first medical residency program.
February 3, 2014 | Research News
Racial discrimination takes biological toll on body for some
Racial discrimination has a health cost in additional to the emotional toll the abuse has on victims. According to a new study from the University of Georgia, African-American youth who experience frequent discrimination during adolescence are at risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke. Parental and peer emotional support was found to buffer these health risks.
January 27, 2014 | Research News
UGA’s Doyle named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
The National Academy of Inventors named Michael Doyle, University of Georgia Regent's Professor of Food Microbiology and director of UGA's Center for Food Safety, to the 2013 class of NAI Fellows.
January 24, 2014 | Research News
Impulsive personality linked to food addiction
The same kinds of impulsive behavior that lead some people to abuse alcohol and other drugs may also be an important contributor to an unhealthy relationship with food, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
January 23, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers discover origin of unusual glands in the body
The thymus gland is a critical component of the human immune system that is responsible for the development of T-lymphocytes, or T-cells, which help organize and lead the body's fighting forces against harmful organisms like bacteria and viruses.
January 22, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine sets annual Open House for April 4
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine's annual Open House will be held Friday, April 4, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exotic animal displays, horseback-riding demonstrations, a parade of dog breeds and veterinary hospital tours are just some of the activities available to young and old alike.