News & Announcements

  • Athens

Class of 2017 Match Day Celebration

The 2017 Match Day Celebrations will occur in George Hall on the Health Sciences Campus on Friday, March 17, 2017.

  • Augusta

Portable 3-D ultrasound will enable fieldside, roadside screening of head injury

Researchers are developing a portable, painless 3-D ultrasound that can rapidly gauge whether there has been a brain injury.

  • Athens

Aging in place could save money, benefit health outcomes in public housing for the elderly

Training service coordinators in low-income public housing to better assist aging residents could not only improve community members' health outcomes but also save the government money in hospital visits, nursing home stays and rehabilitation costs, according to an article by researchers at the University of Georgia published recently in the Journal of Housing for the Elderly.

  • Athens

Researchers develop low-cost test to evaluate muscle health

New tool evaluates individuals with neurological injuries and illnesses.

  • Athens

Stem cell treatment may restore vision to patients with damaged corneas

Researchers working as part of the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center have developed a new way to identify and sort stem cells that may one day allow clinicians to restore vision to people with damaged corneas using the patient's own eye tissue. They published their findings in Biophysical Journal.

  • Athens

Reducing frustration with health care is key for those with chronic medical conditions

Navigating the U.S. health care system can be frustrating for anyone, but for adults with chronic medical conditions, the frustration can become overwhelming as they juggle multiple providers, medications and treatments.

  • Athens

New study tests potential treatment to combat Gulf War illness

An estimated 25 percent of the 700,000 troops who engaged in the fierce battles of Operation Desert Storm and related Gulf War combat during 1990-91 are fighting a different, but relentless foe: Gulf War illness.

  • Augusta

New infusion therapy may help smooth out movement for patients with Parkinson’s

Constant infusion of a drug now used intermittently to “rescue” patients with Parkinson’s from bouts of immobility may also help avoid these debilitating symptoms and smooth out their movement throughout the day, physician-scientists say.

  • 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.”