Nutrition, Diet, and Health
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.
January 20, 2015 | Research News
Stress increases motivation, amount spent for alcohol, UGA research finds
The effects of stress can change the way heavy drinkers seek alcohol-and how much they're willing to spend to get it, a new University of Georgia study has found.
January 13, 2015 | Research News
New model predicts Ebola epidemic in Liberia could be ended by June
The Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely be eliminated by June 2015 if the current high rate of hospitalization and vigilance can be maintained, according to a new model developed by ecologists at the University of Georgia and Pennsylvania State University.
January 13, 2015 | Research News
Gates grant supports UGA’s continued fight against infectious disease
The University of Georgia Research Foundation has received an additional $710,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its research into the elimination of schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease affecting millions of people throughout most of Africa and some of Asia, the Middle East and the Americas to include studies on control and elimination of intestinal worms that infect almost 2 billion people globally.
January 5, 2015 | Events on Campus
CDC scientist to speak about early AIDS investigations
"CDC, Hollywood and the early days of AIDS in the U.S.," will be the topic of the next Voices from the Vanguard lecture at the University of Georgia.
January 2, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers awarded grant to study impact of painkiller abuse policies
State policies that curb the abuse of opioid prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin and Vicodin may be having some unintended side effects-and hurting those who need the medications the most.