News & Announcements

  • Augusta

Immune receptor that’s typically activated by bacteria is a major contributor to bladder dysfunction

Bladder dysfunction is a reality for about half of patients with diabetes and now scientists have evidence that an immune system receptor that’s more typically activated by bacteria is a major contributor.

  • Augusta

Professor co-authors project on caring for autistic adults

Research to address the needs of autistic adults remains relatively unchartered territory, but Augusta University Occupational Therapist Teal Benevides hopes to shed light on this population’s critical needs in her latest project “Priority Setting to Improve Health Outcomes: Autistic Adults and Other Stakeholders Engage Together.”

  • Athens

UGA joins initiative to advance biotech manufacturing in the U.S.

Government-backed consortium of manufacturers and universities designed to advance biopharmaceutical manufacturing

  • Augusta

Small proteins help deliver receptors to the surface of our cells, ensuring their function and helpi

Receptors on the surface of our cells enable a wide variety of functions from our sense of smell to memory.

  • Augusta

Gene that enables memories, sense of direction produces schizophrenia-like symptoms when mutated

Mutations in a gene that should enable memories and a sense of direction instead can result in imprecise communication between neurons that contributes to symptoms of schizophrenia, scientists report.

  • Augusta

Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of MCG planned

A signature event recognizing the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University’s first black students and a keynote address from a former U.S. surgeon general will commence a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of the state’s public medical school.

  • Augusta

Powerful anti-inflammatory molecule may block vision loss in diabetic retinopathy

A more powerful version of an anti-inflammatory molecule already circulating in our blood may help protect our vision in the face of diabetes.

  • Athens

New survey shows only half of people plan to get flu shots this year

Americans are split on getting an annual flu shot, with four out of 10 having done so in the past year and around half saying they had already received or were planning to get the vaccine this year, according to new national survey data analyzed by University of Georgia researchers.

  • Augusta

Hess named interim dean, executive vice president

Dr. David Hess has been named interim dean for Augusta University’s Medical College of Georgia and executive vice president of Medical Affairs and Integration. Both appointments are effective Jan. 17, upon the departure of Dr. Peter F. Buckley, who was named dean at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in November.

  • Augusta

Scientists work to improve the diet and energy of failing hearts

Our hearts use fat for fuel but as with the rest of our bodies, it’s all about balance.