Nutrition, Diet, and Health
January 15, 2009 | Research News
UGA research shows need for vitamin supplements among Georgia’s elderly
A new study by University of Georgia researchers shows that despite the availability of fortified foods, many older adults suffer from deficiencies of vitamin D, calcium and B12, which are critical for optimal bone, blood and nervous system health.
January 15, 2009 | General News
UGA and CDC collaborate to address human infectious diseas threats
The University of Georgia and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have launched a new collaboration focusing on understanding and controlling threats to human health.
December 10, 2008 | Research News
Study first to how that RNA interference can facilitate vaccine development
Pharmaceutical companies and universities are racing to develop drugs that use the gene silencing mechanism known as RNA interference to treat a host of diseases. Now, a new study opens up an entirely new possibility for this powerful tool: Researchers at the University of Georgia have demonstrated for the first time that RNA interference can be used as a tool in the development of vaccines.
November 19, 2008 | General News
UGA Health Center commemorates World AIDS Day
On Monday, Dec. 1, the University of Georgia Health Center will be organizing several events to commemorate World AIDS Day.
November 11, 2008 | General News
UGA symposium covers outbreaks and how to prepare
Deadly disease outbreaks that could threaten public safety and how the university and the government are preparing to handle them will be the topics of a campus symposium, "Diseases-What's next... How are we preparing?" on Friday, Nov. 21, 8:30 a.m.- noon in rooms K-L of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel.
November 6, 2008 | Research News
New Study shows that important gene controls the ability of the thymus to produce T-cells
New research, just published by researchers from the University of Georgia, provides the first evidence that a key gene may be crucial to maintaining the production of the thymus and its disease-fighting T-cells after an animal's birth.
October 30, 2008 | Research News
UGA researchers recieves $1.3 million NIH grant
After using 3-dimensional models and animation successfully for years to help veterinary students understand complicated biological processes, University of Georgia researchers now want to take the user-friendly lessons to Georgia high school students.
October 8, 2008 | Research News
UGA receives $8.3 million NIH grant to study stem cells, cancer
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Georgia a five-year, $8.3 million grant to further its research into the role cell-surface sugars known as glycans play in the development of stem cells and cancer cells.
October 7, 2008 | Research News
Study: Even occasional smoking can impair arteries
Even occasional cigarette smoking can impair the functioning of your arteries, according to a new University of Georgia study that used ultrasound to measure how the arteries of young, healthy adults respond to changes in blood flow.
September 10, 2008 | General News
UGA Cooperative Extension program gets Georgia moving
Over 3,000 Georgians exercised their way across the state this spring. The miles were logged by participants in the Walk Georgia program, which challenged Georgians to engage in physical activity and log their progress. Registration for the fall program will be open through Sept. 14 and the program will run until Nov. 1.
August 21, 2008 | General News
UGA Health Center establishes new appointment system
In effort to provide convenient, personalized care, the University of Georgia Health Center adopted a new same day appointment system.
August 5, 2008 | Research News
Study: Spices may protect against high blood sugar
Herbs and spices are rich in antioxidants, and a new University of Georgia study suggests they are also potent inhibitors of tissue damage and inflammation caused by high levels of blood sugar.
July 15, 2008 | Research News
Study: Regular walking nearly halves elderly disability risk
Older adults can decrease their risk of disability and increase their likelihood of maintaining independence by 41 percent by participating in a walking exercise program, according to a new University of Georgia study.
July 14, 2008 | Research News
UGA kinesiology researcher receives $1.7 million grant
Kevin McCully, a professor in the College of Education's department of kinesiology, is principal investigator of a study which has received a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to follow up on a discovery that may offer a solution to people with paralysis who developed diabetes as a result of their injury.
July 14, 2008 | General News
First Flatt professor
Mary Ann Johnson, a foods and nutrition professor who has developed research-based programs focused on helping older adults eat nutritious meals, has been named the first Bill and June Flatt Professor in Foods and Nutrition (FDN) in the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Her appointment was approved June 11 by the University System Board of Regents.