Articles by Chelsea Toledo
|Jun. 15 2012||
The biggest threat to the health and safety of most children and adolescents is a motor vehicle accident. But the one million American children and teens living or working on farms in the U.S. face an additional danger—the tractors in their own backyards.
|Mar. 30 2012||
For the past nine years, researchers and students in UGA's Exercise Vascular Biology Laboratory have studied how exercise of paralyzed muscles-made possible by electrical stimulation-reduces risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, similar to the benefits of exercise in the muscles of able-bodied individuals.
|Mar. 14 2012||
Boosters for pesticides and antibiotics, a high-efficiency nutcracker and an electricity-free milk cooler-all invented by University of Georgia faculty-were recognized by the Association of University Technology Managers in their most recent "Better World Report."
|Dec. 13 2011||
A study by researchers in the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy has shown that an antioxidant can delay the onset of all the indicators of Alzheimer's disease, including cognitive decline. The researchers administered an antioxidant compound called MitoQ to mice genetically engineered to develop Alzheimer's. The results of their study were published in the Nov. 2 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.
|Nov. 29 2011||
States that prescribe abstinence-only sex education programs in public schools have significantly higher teenage pregnancy and birth rates than states with more comprehensive sex education programs, researchers from the University of Georgia have determined.
|Nov. 17 2011||
Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a "super strain" of yeast that can efficiently ferment ethanol from pretreated pine-one of the most common species of trees in Georgia and the U.S. Their research could help biofuels replace gasoline as a transportation fuel.
|Nov. 1 2011||
A University of Georgia professor is making strides in bringing the science of organizational management to other sciences that rely on computing, with the goal of making data-intensive projects, such as monitoring hurricanes and modeling treatments for disease outbreaks, more effective.
|Oct. 23 2011||
Increasing acidification in coastal waters could compromise the ability of oysters and other marine creatures to form and keep their shells, according to a new study led by University of Georgia researchers.
|Sep. 26 2011||
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Georgia two grants totaling $1.2 million for instrumentation to advance chemical analytical capabilities of biomedical researchers across campus. The new equipment will allow researchers to accurately measure, characterize and test individual molecules, advancing researchers' understanding of human diseases, ranging from insect vectors of infectious diseases to discovery of cancer biomarkers.