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Jul. 19 2017

Scientists calculate total amount of plastics ever produced

Humans have created 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since large-scale production of the synthetic materials began in the early 1950s, and most of it now resides in landfills or the natural environment, according to a study published today in the journal Science Advances.

Dec. 13 2016

Department of Commerce award to help fund UGA New Materials Innovation Center

Thanks in part to support from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the University of Georgia will create a New Materials Innovation Center, which will fulfill the local and regional need for a large-scale testing facility for new materials being developed by entrepreneurs, startups and researchers.

Dec. 8 2016

UGA faculty member named AAAS Fellow

Katrien M. Devos, a professor of crop and soil sciences and plant biology at the University of Georgia, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

Dec. 1 2016

Researchers receive $2.78 million to explore and exploit bacterial immune systems

Researchers at the University of Georgia have received a $2.78 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study CRISPR-Cas, a powerful gene editing tool derived from a defense mechanism evolved in bacteria and other single-celled organisms.

Nov. 28 2016

Prevention program safeguards children’s brains from effects of poverty, says UGA study

A University of Georgia research team has shown for the first time that participation in a prevention program known as the Strong African American Families Program, which enhances supportive parenting and strengthens family relationships, removes the effects of poverty on brain development.

Nov. 22 2016

New mouse model reveals extensive postnatal brain damage caused by Zika infection

A team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Georgia has developed a new mouse model that closely mimics fetal brain abnormalities caused by the Zika virus in humans.

Nov. 3 2016

Noted parasitologist Dennis Kyle named GRA Eminent Scholar at UGA

Dennis Kyle, one of the nation's leading infectious disease researchers, will join the University of Georgia faculty as its newest Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar.

Aug. 4 2016

Research surge continues: UGA’s external funding jumps 14 percent in one year

A key indicator of research productivity at the University of Georgia has surged for a second consecutive year to reach a record level.

Jul. 29 2016

Satellite data reveal serious decline in Georgia salt marsh health

Scientists at the University of Georgia's Marine Institute at Sapelo Island have found that the amount of vegetation along the Georgia coast has declined significantly in the last 30 years, spurring concerns about the overall health of marshland ecosystems in the area.

Jul. 15 2016

UGA ranked among top 100 universities worldwide for U.S. patents

The University of Georgia is ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide for the number of U.S. utility patents granted in 2015, according to a list released this week by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

Jun. 20 2016

Silencing of gene affects people’s social lives, study shows

A team of researchers led by psychologists at the University of Georgia have found that the silencing of a specific gene may affect human social behavior, including a person's ability to form healthy relationships or to recognize the emotional states of others.

May. 25 2016

Alternating diet between high fat, balanced may help control obesity, study finds

Researchers at the University of Georgia's College of Pharmacy have discovered that alternating between a high fat and a more nutritionally balanced diet at regular intervals may help prevent or treat obesity and its associated metabolic disorders. They published their findings recently in the journal Scientific Reports.

May. 20 2016

UGA geneticist receives $1.1 million to study how plants will respond to climate change

Jill Anderson, an assistant professor of genetics in the University of Georgia's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation Early Career Development Program to study the effects of climate change on plants.

Apr. 25 2016

UGA researchers discover fate of melting glacial ice in Greenland

Over the past several decades, scientists have observed a significant increase in the melting of glacial land ice on the island of Greenland, spurring concerns about global sea level rise and the long-term effects of atmospheric warming. What has been less clear, however, is what happens to this meltwater once it enters the ocean.

Apr. 1 2016

UGA students, alumni offered record number of NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

A record number of University of Georgia students and alumni have been offered National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships this year. These highly competitive awards recognize and support outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.

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