Nutrition, Diet, and Health
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
Chronic loneliness in older adults leads to more doctors’ office visits, UGA study finds
Experiences of loneliness and social isolation can lead to increased health care use among older adults, according to new research from the University of Georgia College of Public Health.
March 9, 2015 | Research News
UGA study finds norovirus symptoms last an average of 44 hours
Norovirus infections—sometimes known as the stomach flu—typically last for the same amount of time, independent of age or the type of norovirus a person is infected with, according to a recent study by the University of Georgia College of Public Health, Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the journal Epidemiology and Infection.
March 4, 2015 | Research News
Brain structure varies depending on how trusting people are of others, study shows
A recent study from the University of Georgia shows differences in brain structure according to how trusting people are of others.
February 27, 2015 | Research News
UGA receives $1.7 million USDA grant to improve nutrition in Georgia
A team of University of Georgia researchers, led by a faculty member in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has received a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve the nutritional habits of low-income Georgians.
February 25, 2015 | Research News
Plant chemicals may prevent liver damage caused by fat accumulated during menopause
Women going through menopause often struggle with weight gain that results when their estrogen levels drop, and many turn to weight-loss supplements to help them shed those extra pounds. But those supplements may cause an accumulation of fat in the liver and a potentially life-threatening condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
February 24, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers discover new clues for treatment of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Researchers at the University of Georgia have identified a previously unknown process that many bacteria, including those that cause disease in humans, use to survive. Their discovery could lead to new therapies for bacterial infections like MRSA and tuberculosis that are resistant to current antibiotic treatments.
February 23, 2015 | Research News
Exercise reduces stress: UGA scientists discover why
On top of the many reasons to hit the gym, working out may also improve the ability to persevere through hard times. In a series of recent experiments, neuroscientists at the University of Georgia have begun to unravel the link between long-term stress resilience and exercise.
February 19, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers discover potential treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis
Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a new small molecule drug that may serve as a treatment against multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, a form of the disease that cannot be cured with conventional therapies. They describe their findings in a paper published recently in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters.
February 18, 2015 | Research News
UGA-funded grant is first to study link between concussions and driving
A concussion can keep an athlete out of a game. But should the same type of injury also keep someone from getting behind the wheel? Now, a pioneering study by a University of Georgia researcher aims to find out.
February 11, 2015 | Events on Campus
University of Georgia to host Health Professions Fair
The Premedical Studies Program invites University of Georgia students and alumni to attend the first Health Professions Fair March 5 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Tate Student Center Grand Hall.
February 6, 2015 | Events on Campus
Small Dreams Foundation to hold 5K fun run to benefit UGA Office of Sustainability
The Small Dreams Foundation will hold its third annual Fun Run Toward Sustainability March 21 at 9 a.m. in the State Botanical Garden, 2450 S. Milledge Ave. Proceeds from the event will benefit the University of Georgia Office of Sustainability and the State Botanical Garden.
January 28, 2015 | General News
Revamped Walk Georgia ready to get Georgians moving this winter
University of Georgia Extension is rolling out a revamped version of Walk Georgia, a community physical activity program that's already helped about 50,000 Georgians become more active. Starting Feb. 1, people can enroll in the improved online program.
January 22, 2015 | Research News
$1.2 million grant helps make third-grade science ‘purrfectly’ fun
A team of researchers in the University of Georgia College of Education is creating the next generation of science curriculum, using touch screens, digital animation and storyboards, thanks to a grant from the National Institutes of Health.