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UGA research expenditures hit all-time high

Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Remarkable growth in extramural funding to the university has led to an all-time high of $458 million in research expenditures for fiscal year 2017:

Externally funded research activity has climbed 37 percent over the past three years to $198 million in fiscal year 2017.

"This tremendous growth in productivity reflects the unyielding commitment of UGA faculty to solve the important challenges of our time," said President Jere W. Morehead. "Their dedication, bolstered by major faculty hiring initiatives and strategic investments in research since coming out of the Great...

Researchers describe protein previously unknown in biology

Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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Research sheds new light on process of iron storage in microorganisms

University of Georgia researchers have discovered a new way that iron is stored in microorganisms, a finding that provides new insights into the fundamental nature of how biological systems work. The research was recently published in the journal Nature Communications.

Iron, a metal that is required by all living organisms, is usually stored with oxygen inside a cell in a complex within a large protein known as ferritin. Researchers have now discovered a new type of protein, known as IssA, that stores iron...

Marine scientists evaluate coastal armoring

Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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Overlapping constituencies and interests strive to preserve an appreciation for beauty and "nature" but perhaps without the accompanying respect for how nature actually works. This new NSF-supported study highlights that there is just so much that we don't understand about how the world works:

For nearly a century, the O'Shaughnessy seawall has held back the sand and seas of San Francisco's Ocean Beach. At work even longer: the Galveston seawall, built after America's deadliest hurricane killed thousands in Texas in 1900.

These are just two examples of how America's coasts...

Anthropology professor helps Hollywood get 'Apes' right

Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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A rare story combining social science scholarship and the entertainment industry brings anthropology professor Roberta Salmi to the movies:

Recordings of gorilla sounds are extremely rare, so sounds used in the entertainment industry are generally not obtained from actual gorillas. In films, they are usually portrayed as screaming, aggressive beasts, when they are actually the opposite.

For this summer's blockbuster "War for the Planet of the Apes," the filmmakers contacted the University of Georgia's Roberta Salmi, assistant professor in the Franklin College of Arts and...

Alexander named director of Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

Posted 2 months 4 weeks ago
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Marine sciences professor Clark Alexander has been named director of the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography:

[Alexander] has served as interim director of the Skidaway Institute for the past year. As director of the Skidaway Institute, he will continue to oversee its personnel, budgets and facilities and report to the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

"The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography plays a vital role in training scientists and conducting research that address critical economic and environmental issues that...

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