News & Announcements

St. Mary’s, Medical Partnership welcome 10 new residents

The Internal Medicine Residency Program, a joint effort of the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership and St. Mary’s Health Care System, welcomed its second group of Internal Medicine residents today.

For children with Tourette syndrome, environmental responses to tics play big role

In a study published in Child Psychiatry and Human Development, University of Georgia researchers found that environmental responses to tics in a child with Tourette syndrome play a significant role in helping or hindering that child's ability to fight the urge to tic.

  • Augusta

Scientists work to protect the kidneys from powerful cancer drug

Cisplatin is a common, powerful chemotherapy agent used for a wide range of cancers such as breast, ovarian and lung, that in a handful of days can also permanently damage or destroy patients’ kidneys.

  • Athens

Study finds ultrasound is reliable, inexpensive way to measure health

To explore the relationship between the percentage of fat in muscle and overall health, University of Georgia graduate student Hui-Ju Young began looking into ways to use ultrasound to measure muscle health. She had no idea her research would be based on cattle—and cuts of beef.

  • Athens

Study finds ultrasound is reliable, inexpensive way to measure health

To explore the relationship between the percentage of fat in muscle and overall health, University of Georgia graduate student Hui-Ju Young began looking into ways to use ultrasound to measure muscle health. She had no idea her research would be based on cattle—and cuts of beef.

  • Augusta

Metabolite of multiple sclerosis drug could be safe, effective therapy for Parkinson’s disease

The metabolite of a drug that is helping patients battle multiple sclerosis appears to significantly slow the onset of Parkinson’s disease, researchers say.

  • Athens

Sexual transmission of Ebola likely to impact course of outbreaks

Sexual transmission of the Ebola virus could have a major impact on the dynamics of the disease, potentially reigniting an outbreak that has been contained by public health interventions, according to research by University of Georgia ecologists just published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.

  • Athens

Researcher finds link between diet, surviving childhood in medieval Italy

For the past five years, the University of Georgia's Laurie Reitsema has been researching how early childhood living conditions affect individuals' health outcomes as adults.

  • Athens

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.

  • Augusta

MSN: Low, high birthweight babies at higher risk of cardiovascular disease

Researchers from Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University published a study that suggests that babies that are born with weights below or over the range of 5.5 to 8.4 pounds are more susceptible to serious health problems later in life.