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  • Athens

Dental fillings raise levels of mercury in the body, UGA study says

People with numerous dental fillings and increased exposure to mercury are most at risk.

  • Augusta

Buckley appointed chair of WCG Foundation, charity group that supports access and ethics in human re

Dr. Peter F. Buckley, dean of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, has been appointed chairman of the 10-member Board of Directors of the WCG Foundation.

  • Athens

UGA receives $4 million NSF grant to continue broadening participation in STEM

Funding for a program that has helped triple minority enrollment in STEM fields at the University of Georgia has been renewed for the second time by the National Science Foundation.

  • Athens

Researcher receives $5.2 million to develop affordable diagnostic test for Chagas disease

An international team of researchers led by infectious disease experts at the University of Georgia has received $5.2 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop a more accurate, affordable diagnostic test for Chagas disease, a parasitic infection that kills more than 50,000 people each year in Central and South America.

  • Augusta

Scientists take aging cardiac stem cells out of semiretirement to improve stem cell therapy

With age, the chromosomes of our cardiac stem cells compress as they move into a state of safe, semiretirement.

  • Augusta

Chronic stress increases level of a protein that decreases availability of mood-regulating chemical

One way chronic stress appears to cause depression is by increasing levels of a protein in the brain that decreases the availability of an important chemical that regulates our mood, scientists report.

  • Augusta

Scientists work to turn up the heat of brown fat to combat obesity

Scientists are trying to turn up the heat-burning ability of brown fat with the long-term goal of combating obesity.

  • Athens

Childhood obesity: UGA experts are on the front line

In the U.S., 17 percent of children are obese with certain groups more affected than others. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September is designed to provide opportunities for learning about how to battle this serious health concern.

  • Athens

UGA researchers discover a drug for a tropical disease

Researchers at the University of Georgia are working to find the fastest way possible to treat and cure human African trypanosomiasis, long referred to as sleeping sickness. By working to improve chemical entities already tested in human clinical trials, they hope to have a faster route to field studies to treat the disease using drugs that can be administered orally to patients.

  • Augusta

Fragments of cell powerhouse trigger immune response that leads to kidney damage, failure after trau

Following major trauma like a car crash, debris from the powerhouses of damaged cells appear to make their way to an immune system outpost in the kidneys, setting in motion events that can permanently damage or destroy the organs.