News & Announcements

  • 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.

  • Athens

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.

  • Augusta

New finding about a protein that enables our brains and muscles to talk, provides new insight into m

A huge colony of receptors must be optimally positioned and functioning on our muscle cells for our brains to talk with our bodies so we can walk and breathe.

  • Athens

Plant compounds may boost brain function in older adults, study says

The same compounds that give plants and vegetables their vibrant colors might be able to bolster brain functioning in older adults, according to a recent study from the University of Georgia. The research from the department of psychology is the first to use fMRI technology to investigate how levels of those compounds affect brain activity and showed that study participants with lower levels had to rely on more brain power to complete memory-oriented tasks.

  • Athens

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.

  • Athens

UGA receives CDC grant to boost prevention efforts in Georgia’s high obesity counties

The University of Georgia has been awarded a two-year, $1.25 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to boost obesity prevention efforts in Georgia's most impacted rural counties-Calhoun and Taliaferro counties.

  • Athens

Fun, comfort with exercise helps young people with conditions like autism and ADHD remain active

The best way to help young people with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder get more exercise is to make it fun, according to a small international sampling of adults living with them.

  • Athens

Global Women in STEM Leadership Summit sparks ‘critical’ conversations

More than 250 people from across the United States and abroad recently gathered in Atlanta for a summit on women's leadership in STEM organized by UGA professor Takoi Hamrita.

  • Augusta

Students honor body donors with memorial Friday

Augusta University students will honor individuals who have donated their body to the education of future doctors, dentists, nurses and allied health professionals at the annual Body Donation Memorial Service at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4, in the Natalie and Lansing B. Lee Jr. Auditorium.

  • Athens

Nine UGA faculty members named 2016-17 Service-Learning Fellows

The Office of Service-Learning has selected nine faculty members for participation in its yearlong Service-Learning Fellows program, including Medical Partnership associate professor and medical librarian, Julie K. Gaines.