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Apr. 2 2015

Every dogwood has its day: Dogwood Genome Project calls on citizen scientists for help

The flowering dogwood tree is associated with the beginning of spring throughout much of the U.S. Now, thanks in part to a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation, a group of researchers from universities across the Southeast have joined forces to understand the genetics of this iconic tree.

Mar. 18 2015

UGA researchers create fast-growing trees that are easier to turn into fuel

Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that manipulation of a specific gene in a hardwood tree species not only makes it easier to break down the wood into fuel, but also significantly increases tree growth.

Mar. 13 2015

UGA researchers search for cause and treatments of debilitating neurological disorders

Researchers at the University of Georgia have received a $1.8 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to discover the fundamental cellular changes that cause debilitating neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, autism and intellectual deficiency.

Mar. 12 2015

Anti-malware program developed at UGA used to keep campus secure

An anti-malware program developed by researchers at the University of Georgia is helping to keep campus computers safe, and it may also prove useful for other institutions that want to protect sensitive information from cybercriminals.

Feb. 24 2015

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.

Feb. 19 2015

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.

Jan. 28 2015

UGA researchers to develop new treatment for Chagas disease

University of Georgia researchers in collaboration with Anacor Pharmaceuticals have received a $5.3 million grant from the Wellcome Trust to develop a new drug for the treatment of Chagas disease, which they hope will be ready to enter clinical trials by 2016.

Jan. 26 2015

Beating the clock: UGA researchers develop new treatment for rabies

Successfully treating rabies can be a race against the clock. Those who suffer a bite from a rabid animal have a brief window of time to seek medical help before the virus takes root in the central nervous system, at which point the disease is almost invariably fatal.

Jan. 13 2015

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.

Dec. 5 2014

UGA researchers discover potential target for colon cancer treatment

Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that a specific sugar molecule plays a major role in the development of colon cancer, opening the doors for the possibility of new therapeutic treatments that may help reduce chances of disease recurrence.

Dec. 4 2014

Running out of water: UGA researchers look to Mother Nature for help

Fresh water, a critical resource for life on Earth, may soon become dangerously scarce. Water use has been growing at more than twice the rate of population increase in the last century, and by 2025, the demand for fresh water will exceed available resources for two-thirds of the world population, according to the United Nations.

Nov. 25 2014

Three UGA faculty named AAAS Fellows

Three University of Georgia faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon them by their peers for "scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications."

Nov. 10 2014

Chemical in coffee may help prevent obesity-related disease

Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that a chemical compound commonly found in coffee may help prevent some of the damaging effects of obesity.

Oct. 29 2014

New study uses DNA sequences to look back in time at key events in plant evolution

Scientists from North America, Europe and China have published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that reveals important details about key transitions in the evolution of plant life on Earth.

Oct. 23 2014

UGA researchers discover route for potential Chagas disease animal vaccine

Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered a new way to direct a vaccine to the parasite that causes Chagas disease, a leading cause of death among young to middle-age adults in areas of South America where it is endemic.

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