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Silencing of gene affects people’s social lives, study shows

A team of researchers led by psychologists at the University of Georgia have found that the silencing of a specific gene may affect human social behavior, including a person's ability to form healthy relationships or to recognize the emotional states of others.

  • Athens

Depression’s stigma can be a barrier to African-Americans seeking treatment, study finds

The stigma attached to mental illness creates a barrier for many seeking treatment, but it has a particularly negative impact on the help-seeking behaviors of black Americans, a small in-depth qualitative study by researchers at the University of Georgia suggests.

  • Athens

Depression’s stigma can be a barrier to African-Americans seeking treatment, study finds

The stigma attached to mental illness creates a barrier for many seeking treatment, but it has a particularly negative impact on the help-seeking behaviors of black Americans, a small in-depth qualitative study by researchers at the University of Georgia suggests.

  • Augusta

Buckley to deliver State of College Address Aug. 12

Dr. Peter F. Buckley, dean of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, will deliver his annual State of the College Address at noon Friday, Aug. 12, in the Natalie and Lansing B. Lee Jr. Auditorium on the Health Sciences Campus.

  • Augusta

PRIDE Program aims to increase diversity among young scientists

A program aimed at increasing the diversity of young scientists is being hosted for the fifth year at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

  • Athens

Study: Exercise can help adults better cope with ADHD symptoms

Exercise, even a small amount, can help alleviate symptoms of ADHD in adults, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers.

  • Augusta

Scientists work to stop fat cells from becoming large, dysfunctional on a high-fat diet

A high-fat diet makes your fat cells larger, inflamed and dysfunctional, putting you at increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Not blowing smoke: Research finds medical marijuana lowers prescription drug use

Medical marijuana is having a positive impact on the bottom line of Medicare's prescription drug benefit program in states that have legalized its use for medicinal purposes, according to University of Georgia researchers in a study published today in the July issue of Health Affairs.

  • Athens

Program coordinator honored for contribution to affordable learning

Dr. DeLoris Hesse, associate professor of cellular biology and anatomy at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership, received a Textbook Transformation Award from Affordable Learning Georgia for her efforts in adopting and creating open educational resources as coordinator of UGA's undergraduate anatomy and physiology program to the benefit of UGA students.

  • Athens

UGA geneticist studying neural tube defects for clues to common birth defects

An assistant professor of genetics at the University of Georgia was recently awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study neural tube defects in mice. The goal of Jian-Fu Chen's project is to understand why neural tube defects, the second most common birth defect in humans, occur.