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Mar. 21 2016

UGA researchers find potential treatment for prostate cancer

Researchers at the University of Georgia have created a new therapeutic for prostate cancer that has shown great efficacy in mouse models of the disease. They published their findings recently in the journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine.

Jan. 19 2016

UGA scientists using $5 million grant to combat invasive weed Johnsongrass

A team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia have received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to find new ways of combating Johnsongrass, one of the most widespread and troublesome agricultural weeds in the world.

Dec. 8 2015

UGA researchers identify key biological markers for psychotic disorders

A team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia has identified a number of biological markers that make it possible to classify mental disorders with greater precision. Their findings, published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry, may one day lead to improved diagnostics and treatments for those suffering from mental illness.

Nov. 2 2015

UGA researchers join NSF’s South Big Data Hub

University of Georgia researchers will participate in a new initiative developed by the National Science Foundation called the South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub, which aims to solve some of the nation's most pressing research and development challenges related to extracting knowledge and insights from large, complex collections of digital data.

Oct. 8 2015

Beetles provide clues about the genetic foundations of parenthood

A team of researchers including scientists from the University of Georgia has identified many of the genetic changes that take place in burying beetles as they assume the role of parent. Their findings, published recently in the journal Nature Communications, may provide clues about the fundamental genetics of parenthood in insects and other animals.

Oct. 1 2015

Blueprints for limbs encoded in the snake genome

When researchers at the University of Georgia examined the genome of several different snake species, they found something surprising. Embedded in reptiles' genetic code was DNA that, in most animals, controls the development and growth of limbs—a strange feature for creatures that are famous for their long, legless bodies and distinctive slither.

Jul. 30 2015

Root radar: UGA researchers discover how parasitic plants know when to attack

An international team of researchers led by scientists at the University of Georgia has discovered how parasitic plants, which steal their nutrients from another living plant, evolved the ability to detect and attack their hosts. Their findings, published recently in the journal Science, could lead to new techniques to control the thieving weeds.

Jul. 15 2015

UGA researchers develop breakthrough tools in fight against cryptosporidium

Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed new tools to study and genetically manipulate cryptosporidium, a microscopic parasite that causes the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis. Their discoveries, published in the journal Nature, will ultimately help researchers in academia and industry find new treatments and vaccines for cryptosporidium, which is a major cause of disease and death in children under 2 years old.

Jul. 14 2015

Continued destruction of Earth’s plant life places humankind in jeopardy, says UGA research

Unless humans slow the destruction of Earth's declining supply of plant life, civilization like it is now may become completely unsustainable, according to a paper published recently by University of Georgia researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Jun. 18 2015

UGA graduate student wins Singularity University scholarship for healthy business idea

University of Georgia master's student Marshall Mosher is no stranger to adventure. An avid kayaker, climber, scuba diver, snowboarder and mountain biker, he has traveled the world. Now, he wants to share that passion with others.

Jun. 12 2015

UGA researchers find potential treatment for fatal lung diseases

Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that the drug triciribine may reverse or halt the progression of pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension, two respiratory diseases that are almost invariably fatal. They published their findings recently in the British Journal of Pharmacology.

Jun. 11 2015

UGA researcher named Pew scholar in the biomedical sciences

University of Georgia researcher Bob Schmitz was recently named a Pew scholar in the biomedical sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Jun. 4 2015

UGA researchers edit plant DNA using mechanism evolved in bacteria

Researchers at the University of Georgia have used a gene editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas to modify the genome of a tree species for the first time. Their research, published recently in the early online edition of the journal New Phytologist, opens the door to more rapid and reliable gene editing of plants.

May. 12 2015

UGA researchers develop new way to manufacture nanofibers

May. 5 2015

UGA researcher develops bird flu vaccine using virus commonly found in dogs

Researchers at the University of Georgia have used a virus commonly found in dogs as the foundation for a new vaccine against H7N9 influenza, more commonly known as bird flu.

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