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Feb. 13 2017

Old into new: Geneticists track the evolution of parenting

University of Georgia researchers have confirmed that becoming a parent brings about more than just the obvious offspring-it also rewires the parents' brain.

Jan. 13 2017

UGA genetics faculty member honored with Presidential Early Career Award

University of Georgia assistant professor Andrea Sweigart is among 102 scientists announced as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Jan. 11 2017

Researchers receive Moore Foundation grant to study the global ocean microbiome

A $1.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will allow University of Georgia researchers to uncover answers about an important metabolic link that takes place in the Earth's oceans.

Dec. 1 2016

Narcissistic individuals use social media to self-promote

A new statistical review of 62 studies with over 13,000 individuals found that narcissism has a modest but reliable positive relationship with a range of social media behaviors. The largest effects were with the number of friends/followers narcissists had and frequency of status updates, followed by selfie postings, according to University of Georgia psychology researchers.

Nov. 10 2016

Growth in SNAP retailers followed enrollment spike during recession, UGA researchers report

Increased enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Georgia contributed to the growth of grocery retailers at all levels from 2007 to 2014.

Nov. 1 2016

New drug combination has potential to significantly improve chemotherapy success

University of Georgia researchers have found a way to enhance chemotherapy's cancer-killing powers, bringing science one step closer to a more complete cancer treatment.

Oct. 14 2016

UGA researchers identify new pathway in human pathogens

Several of the more aggressive pathogens that infect humans can thrive in an oxygen-free environment of the human gut. These pathogens also have the ability to acquire the essential nutrient iron from an abundant cofactor, specifically heme (the cofactor that makes blood and muscle appear red).

Aug. 30 2016

UGA researchers discover a drug for a tropical disease

Researchers at the University of Georgia are working to find the fastest way possible to treat and cure human African trypanosomiasis, long referred to as sleeping sickness. By working to improve chemical entities already tested in human clinical trials, they hope to have a faster route to field studies to treat the disease using drugs that can be administered orally to patients.

Aug. 25 2016

NSF linguistics grant to support study of Southern language variation

With the aid of a grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Georgia linguistic researchers will be isolating and identifying the specific variations in speech that make Southerners sound Southern.

Aug. 1 2016

Study shows heat dangers of inflatable bounce houses

Heat safety issues in bounce houses can put children in danger, says a new University of Georgia study.

Jul. 11 2016

Study shows new role for B-complex vitamins in promoting stem cell proliferation

Folates can stimulate stem cell proliferation independently of their role as vitamins, according to a collaborative study from the University of Georgia and Tufts University, which used an in vitro culture and animal model system in their findings.

Jun. 9 2016

Responding to change: Isotope analysis tackles prehistoric adaptation to agrarian lifestyle

The Neolithic Revolution—the shift from hunting and gathering to agriculture that led to permanent settlements, development of social classes and, eventually, civilizations—remains perhaps the key turning point in human history.

Jun. 6 2016

Just a few more bites: Defining moderate eating varies by individual, study finds

Though eating in moderation might be considered practical advice for healthy nutrition, a new University of Georgia study suggests the term's wide range of interpretations may make it an ineffective guide for losing or maintaining weight.

May. 18 2016

UGA experts travel to Gulf of Mexico to investigate May 12 oil spill

A team of research scientists led by University of Georgia marine scientist Samantha Joye is on a rapid response research cruise to assess the impact of a crude oil spill approximately 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, Louisiana, on the biological communities in the Gulf of Mexico's water column.

May. 13 2016

White House hosts event on the future of microbiomes

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's May 13 event on microbiomes—communities of microorganisms that live on and in people, plants, soil, oceans and the atmosphere—featured presentations from four scientists including the University of Georgia's Samantha Joye.

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