Nutrition, Diet, and Health
July 16, 2014 | Research News
Magnetically controlled nanoparticles enhance stroke treatment
Researchers at the University of Georgia and their collaborators have developed a new technique to enhance stroke treatment that uses magnetically controlled nanomotors to rapidly transport a clot-busting drug to potentially life-threatening blockages in blood vessels.
May 22, 2014 | General News
UGA to receive $1 million gift to promote alcohol education on campus
The University of Georgia has received a $1 million gift to support the John Fontaine Jr. Center for Alcohol Awareness and Education. The funding will help the University Health Center teach students about responsible decision-making regarding alcohol and other drugs on campus and in the community.
May 20, 2014 | Events on Campus
Two conferences in June to analyze obesity, family health, well-being
The University of Georgia will be the epicenter of two conferences addressing health and well-being next month.
May 14, 2014 | Research News
Virtual pet leads to increased physical activity for kids, UGA research says
Placing children into a mixed reality-part virtual environment and part real world-has great potential for increasing their physical activity and decreasing their risk of obesity, according to University of Georgia researchers.
April 24, 2014 | Research News
UGA awarded $3.15 million to improve chronic disease management in the workplace
Researchers in the University of Georgia College of Public Health received a five-year, $3.15 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health aimed at improving opportunities for individuals to better manage their chronic illness in the workplace.
April 18, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA Griffin campus to present Psych Day at UGA
The University of Georgia Griffin campus will present a day of sessions devoted to the field of psychology April 25 in Room 104 of the Student Learning Center.
April 14, 2014 | Research News
Rapid toxicity test for household, industrial compounds in the works at UGA
Multiyear testing methods have left the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a list of 80,000 household and industrial compounds that need to be assessed to determine potential health risks.
April 11, 2014 | Research News
Small retail grocers, improved transit might be key to shrinking ‘food deserts’
Food deserts—a term used for geographical areas where healthy food is inaccessible or prohibitively expensive—are connected to high rates of obesity and diet-related diseases. A new University of Georgia study says that smaller and mid-sized retail stores may be the best solution to shrinking these deserts.
April 9, 2014 | General News
UGA students raise more than $200,000 to fight cancer
More than 2,000 students participated in the 15th Annual University of Georgia Relay for Life overnight from April 4-5 in the main gym at the Ramsey Student Center. The night culminated with the announcement that the student fundraising teams had raised a total of $202,568.27 toward this year's campaign. The top Greek fundraising team, Pi Beta Phi/Pike, raised over $22,000 while the top non-Greek team, Team Laura, raised more than $10,000.
April 3, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA celebrates National Public Health Week, April 7-13
March 27, 2014 | General News
UGA experts available to speak on the 2014 County Health Rankings
While Georgia's healthiest counties continue to flourish, poorer rural counties continue to struggle with higher obesity rates, less access to healthcare and diminished quality of life, according to a recent national study on county health. University of Georgia experts have been working in rural counties around the state to reverse these trends and are available to speak on their efforts.
March 26, 2014 | General News
University of Georgia installs bicycle repair stations
The University of Georgia is making cycling around campus even easier for its growing bike-riding population with several new repair stations.
March 13, 2014 | Events on Campus
Malaria researcher and global health advocate to speak at Vanguard Lecture Series
The University of Georgia's Voices from the Vanguard series continues March 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the UGA Chapel with a presentation by Mary Galinski, a professor and researcher at Emory University.
March 11, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers identify decision-making center of brain
Although choosing to do something because the perceived benefit outweighs the financial cost is something people do daily, little is known about what happens in the brain when a person makes these kinds of decisions. Studying how these cost-benefit decisions are made when choosing to consume alcohol, University of Georgia associate professor of psychology James MacKillop identified distinct profiles of brain activity that are present when making these decisions.
March 7, 2014 | General News
Grady College doctoral student to lead panel at South by Southwest Interactive
Felicia Harris, a doctoral student in the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, will be a first-time presenter at the 2014 South by Southwest Interactive conference held March 7-11 in Austin, Texas. She will present Monday, March 10 at 9:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Austin.