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Medicine & Life Sciences
- Big BIRC On Campus (Spring 2007)
UGA’s Bioimaging Research Center seeks to illuminate the workings of human (and animal) mind and matter.
- Averting the Next Pandemic (Winter 2007)
By studying avian influenza, UGA researchers are seeking to defeat a wily and potentially deadly enemy.
- High Rates of Prescriptions Given for Unproven Uses (Winter 2007)
A UGA study has found that three-quarters of people prescribed antidepressants receive the medications for a reason not approved by the FDA.
- Do Animals Have Personal Memories? (Winter 2007)
UGA researchers report discovery of “episodic-like” memory in laboratory rats, possibly opening new avenues for research on Alzheimer’s disease.
- Media Shelf (Winter 2007)
A sampling of books, software, recordings, research resources and Web sites.
- Animal and Human Health Research Goes Full Circle (Fall 2006)
University students hope that with the patent of their new discovery, they can benefit both animals and humans.
- Awards & Honors (Fall 2006)
Gail M. Williamson, professor of psychology, is a health psychologist honored with the William A. Owens Award, which recognizes outstanding body of research in the social and behavioral sciences.
- Fighting the System (Fall 2006)
Vasu Nair has spent over 15 years studying how human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) replicates and causes AIDS.
- Media Shelf (Fall 2006)
“Big Shot: Passion, Politics, and the Struggle for an AIDS Vaccine” by Patricia Thomas, Knight Chair and professor of health and medical journalism, is among the books featured in this section.
- Viruses, Vaccines, and the "Unstoppable" Ralph Tripp (Fall/Winter 2005)
A professor of infectious diseases focuses on such challenges as avian flu, SARS and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, a common cause of respiratory infections in children.
- Trapping Cancer (Summer 2005)
Studies of lung cancer in sheep may lead to new therapies against AIDS or leukemia.
- Caffeine Reduces Exercise Pain (Spring 2004)
A cup of coffee can help you feel less pain during your exercise workout.
- How a Slime Mold Came to the Aid of Alzheimer's Research (Fall 2003)
A strange life form provides insight into the inner workings of cells and clues to neurodegenerative diseases.
- Relief for Dry Eye (Fall 2003)
A UGA discovery leads to a drug for chronic dry eye.
- Sending the Message About Early Detection (Fall 2003)
New strategies help overcome resistance to breast cancer screenings.
- Blocking Pneumonia (Summer 2002)
Preventing walking pneumonia may be as simple as finding a way to block bacteria from attaching in the first place.
- Preparing for Terrorism (Summer 2002)
Americans can take a lesson from the ineffective emergency responses to the Chernobyl nuclear accident.
- Rx for New Kidneys (Summer 2002)
People who get kidney transplants fare better with follow-up care from a clinical pharmacist.
- Infalliable Fabrics (Winter 2000)
New laser scanning technology may lead to better fabrics, including safer medical garments for hospital workers.
- Chernobyl's Legacy (Summer 1999)
Scientists find some surprising effects a decade after the world's worst nuclear disaster.
- Hazardous to Your Health (Summer 1999)
Toxicologist Mary Alice Smith studies everyday environmental hazards that may lead to birth defects.
- Learning from Medicaid (Summer 1999)
Researchers look at a decade of pharmaceutical use in the state's Medicaid system to improve healthcare.
- Mom has HIV (Fall 1998)
Life just got tougher for inner city kids whose moms are HIV-infected. Researchers have found some hopeful news in the midst of tragedy.
- Stronger Bones for Girls (Fall 1998)
Rick Lewis is looking at the link between genetics and high bone density in girl gymnasts.
- Hamburger's Helper (Spring 1998)
A new bacterial culture helps neutralize a hazardous strain of E.coli.
- Lessons from 157 Lifetimes (Spring 1998)
A study of healthy 100-year-olds prepares to go international.
- Radical Differences (Spring 1998)
A higher production of a harmful molecule appears to promote heart disease in African-American men.
A Prescription for Paperwork (Winter 1997)
Amit Sheth is developing technology that will help hospitals share information over the Internet.
- Better Fat Substitutes (Summer 1997)
A food scientist combines the best qualities from different fats to create low-calorie, nutritional substitutes.
- The Big Coverup (Summer 1997)
Georgia farmers have abnormally high rates of skin cancer, a trend Roxanne Parrott is determined to reverse.
- Fundamentals of Fat (Spring 1996)
- Tipping the Scales in Fat Research (Spring 1996)
The brain and body dictate how we eat and how we store food energy. Ultimately, understanding their interaction may be the key to controlling obesity.
- Plague in Today's Workplace (Winter 1995)
Feel stressed out by your job? Join the crowd. At least one in five workers suffer from the most advanced stage of job burnout.
- Women Athletes Build Body and Bone (Winter 1995)
Despite rigorous training and strict dieting, women gymnasts build denser bones than non-athletes, and that may reduce their risk of osteoporosis.
- Hale and Hearty at 100 (Summer 1995)
Some rare individuals have passed the century mark and are still active and independent. How they did that is the focus of the Georgian Centenarian Study.
- Memory, Medication and Mistakes (Summer 1994)
Forget to take your medicine? You're not alone, according to studies on memory, medications and the elderly.
- Grilling the Suspect
in Food-Related Illnesses (Fall 1993)
Well-done is not all it's cooked up to be, according to the latest research
by food scientist Michael Doyle.
- Practicing Safe
Surgery (Fall 1992)
Even when wearing rubber gloves, health care workers are at risk from
infectious agents that may penetrate the fabric of their protective garments.
Textile researcher Karen Leonas wants to reduce that risk.
- Predicting the
Effects of Toxic Chemicals (Spring 1992)
Computer simulation models may predict chemicals' toxic effects.
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