News & Announcements

New method of isolating tumor cells could improve cancer research and treatment

Cells that break away from a cancerous tumor and wander through the body can tell us a lot about the tumor itself, potentially leading to new avenues of research, quicker diagnoses and targeted treatments. The challenge is finding these tumor cells and separating them from the billions of other cells circulating in a person's bloodstream.

  • Augusta

Electroconvulsive therapy for depression in older patients may not relieve their insomnia

Older people receiving electroconvulsive therapy for their depression likely will need an additional treatment if insomnia is one of their symptoms, researchers report.

  • Athens

The Medical Partnership welcomes the Class of 2021

The Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership is proud to welcome 40 new Medical College of Georgia students to the Athens campus.

  • Augusta

Test results after stem cell transplant can confuse patients and doctors about cancer’s status

It’s a cancer of the plasma cells, which normally make an array of antibodies that protect us from infection.

  • Athens

Medical Partnership welcomes six new faculty members to Athens

The AU/UGA Medical Partnership is excited to welcome six new, top caliber faculty members to the Athens campus. They were attracted to this program for its progressive mindset and sense of community, and it is certain that they will each bring their unique expertise to the program.

  • Augusta

Hypertensive women may benefit most from drugs that target hormone aldosterone

When women are hypertensive their physicians should consider measuring their level of aldosterone, a hormone that at high levels damages the cardiovascular system, scientists say.

  • Athens

Resident physicians coming to Greene County

Graduate medical education is coming to the greater Greene County area, thanks to St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital and the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership. Starting this summer, resident physicians will be practicing at Good Samaritan Hospital and TenderCare Clinic.

  • Athens

Research productivity reaches new heights at the University of Georgia

Total research and development expenditures surged for the fourth consecutive year at the University of Georgia to an all-time high of $458 million in fiscal year 2017. The record total represents a 31 percent increase in R&D expenditures since fiscal year 2013.

  • Augusta

Manmade peptides reduce breast cancer’s spread

Manmade peptides that directly disrupt the inner workings of a gene known to support cancer’s spread significantly reduce metastasis in a mouse model of breast cancer, scientists say.

  • Athens

UGA research takes aim at curbing unnecessary antibiotic use

Sinus infections are one of the most common reasons patients walk out of the doctor’s office with an antibiotic prescription in hand. The problem is that bacteria causes only about one-third of sinus infections, which means most patients are inappropriately receiving antibiotics.