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.
April 17, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Association recognizes three
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine recognized three alumni with awards for service to the college and to the veterinary profession. This year's honorees were Claude S. Kidd Jr. of Greensboro, North Carolina; Samuel R. Adams Jr. of Buford; and Patricia W. Hill of Simpsonville, South Carolina.
April 15, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA public health professor receives national award for teaching excellence
Joel Lee, the John A. Drew Professor of Health Administration at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health/Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence.
April 13, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA Center for Drug Discovery to hold bioethics seminar
The University of Georgia Center for Drug Discovery will hold a special bioethics seminar for the university community on April 20 at 3:30 p.m. in Auditorium 201 of the Pharmacy South building.
April 8, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Public Health to hold Community Open House April 20
The University of Georgia's College of Public Health will host its first Community Open House on April 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Health Sciences Campus. Free and open to the public, the event is a celebration of the college's ongoing transition to the Health Sciences Campus and an invitation to the Athens community to learn more about their work.
April 2, 2015 | Research News
Study finds cystic fibrosis decreases muscle strength
Patients with cystic fibrosis have a muscle deficiency that gets worse with age, according to the findings of a joint study by researchers at the University of Georgia and Georgia Regents University. The study was the first time that the Mito Test, a testing device developed by researchers at UGA, was used on children.
April 1, 2015 | Research News
Researchers find bimanual exam doesn’t accurately screen for ovarian cancer
The most commonly performed ovarian cancer screening test—the bimanual exam—is unlikely to benefit healthy women, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Georgia.
March 31, 2015 | Research News
Physician recommendations result in greater weight loss, UGA research finds
Patients advised to lose weight by their physicians dropped more pounds on average than those who didn't receive a recommendation, according to new research from the University of Georgia published in the journal Economics & Human Biology.