Nutrition, Diet, and Health
November 18, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers develop visual test to quickly check brain function quality
University of Georgia researchers have developed a simple technique to measure an individual's visual processing speed—the speed at which an individual can comprehend visual information—in order to identify whether or not they may have cognitive issues.
November 17, 2015 | Research News
Vitamin D deficiency may limit immune recovery in HIV-positive adults
A University of Georgia researcher has found that low levels of vitamin D may limit the effectiveness of HIV treatment in adults.
November 10, 2015 | Research News
UGA receives $1.49 million grant for HIV, TB research training in Uganda
Every year, 50,000 people die in East Africa from tuberculosis. Worldwide, 1.5 million people die from the disease. And when HIV infection is added to the mix, TB becomes even more deadly. The University of Georgia is fighting against these numbers with a new $1.49 million grant from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health.
November 6, 2015 | Research News
Kitchen utensils can spread bacteria between foods, UGA study finds
In a recent study funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, University of Georgia researchers found that produce that contained bacteria would contaminate other produce items through the continued use of knives or graters—the bacteria would latch on to the utensils commonly found in consumers' homes and spread to the next item.
November 5, 2015 | Research News
Researchers identify essential component of antiviral defense
Infectious disease researchers at the University of Georgia have identified a signaling protein critical for host defense against influenza infection. The findings, recently published in PLoS Pathogens, shed light on how a single component of the body's defense system promotes effective immunity against viral infections—particularly respiratory viruses—that affect mucosal sites.
November 3, 2015 | Research News
Teen tobacco dependence should be treated with ‘same urgency as other drugs,’ study says
Substance abuse treatments that target main issues such as serious drug and alcohol addiction are not frequently being used to also wean adolescents from tobacco, a University of Georgia study finds.
September 29, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA to hold fourth annual State of Public Health Conference Oct. 6
The fourth annual State of Public Health Conference, hosted by the University of Georgia College of Public Health, will be held Oct. 6 beginning at 9 a.m. in the UGA Hotel and Conference Center.
September 24, 2015 | Research News
UGA professor publishes recommendations for state Alzheimer’s registry
University of Georgia faculty recently published recommendations on the ethical and legal application of a population-based, statewide Alzheimer's registry. They argue that with a more developed data-collection tool, Georgia's public policy creators will be better informed to serve the impacted population and battle the disease.
September 17, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Public Health to celebrate 10th anniversary
In honor of its 10th anniversary, the University of Georgia's College of Public Health will welcome students, alumni and community guests to the UGA Health Sciences Campus Oct. 5. A full slate of afternoon events open to the public will be punctuated by a 5 p.m. program and reception at Miller Parade Grounds.
September 2, 2015 | Research News
Study: ‘Guilting’ teens into exercise won’t increase activity
Just like attempts at influencing hairstyles or clothing can backfire, adults who try to guilt middle-schoolers into exercising won't get them to be any more active, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers.
September 1, 2015 | Research News
UGA receives $2.99 million grant for graduate training program in disease ecology
The University of Georgia has received a five-year, $2.99 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an interdisciplinary graduate training program in disease ecology.
August 27, 2015 | Research News
UGA research links borderline personality traits with lowered empathy
Those with borderline personality disorder, or BPD, a mental illness marked by unstable moods, often experience trouble maintaining interpersonal relationships. New research from the University of Georgia indicates that this may have to do with lowered brain activity in regions important for empathy in individuals with borderline personality traits.
August 19, 2015 | General News
New Fresh Food Bus takes riders from campus to farmers market
A new on-campus bus route will take riders from the University of Georgia campus to the Athens Farmers Market at Bishop Park this fall. The Fresh Food Bus will operate each Saturday (excluding UGA home football game Saturdays) through Dec. 19.
August 5, 2015 | Research News
Catching a cold: Researchers identify new techniques for diagnosing respiratory abnormalities
Coughing and sneezing that often indicates the flu could be traced to a rare genetic disorder related to cilia, the small hairs that protrude from cells throughout the human body.
August 4, 2015 | Research News
Study finds state policies influence vaccination, disease outbreak rates
Lax state vaccination laws contribute to lower immunization rates and increased outbreaks of preventable diseases—like whooping cough and measles—according to a new study from the University of Georgia.