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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.

May. 5 2016

UGA team selected by NASA, Air Force to build and launch two cube satellites

A University of Georgia project led by a team of undergraduate students and including faculty from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering was recently selected for funding by NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative.

Apr. 22 2016

Scientists, including UGA researcher, discover new reef system at mouth of Amazon River

A new reef system has been found at the mouth of the Amazon River, the largest river by discharge of water in the world. As large rivers empty into the world's oceans in areas known as plumes, they typically create gaps in the reef distribution along the tropical shelves—something that makes finding a reef in the Amazon plume an unexpected discovery.

Apr. 7 2016

Chemist receives NSF CAREER Award for nanobiotechnology

Jin Xie, an assistant professor in the department of chemistry in the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program.

Mar. 24 2016

Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist to lecture at UGA

John C. Mather, senior astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize, will present a special lecture in memory of M.M. "Dunc" Duncan on April 7 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 202 of the University of Georgia's physics building. The event is free and open to the public.

Mar. 14 2016

UGA research will help policymakers plan for sea level rise

A new study by University of Georgia researchers could help protect more than 13 million American homes that will be threatened by rising sea levels by the end of the century.

Mar. 11 2016

Report finds science can estimate climate change’s influence on some extreme events

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine says estimating the influence of climate change on some types of extreme events—such as heat waves, drought and heavy precipitation—is now possible.

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