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Gulf of Mexico monitoring continues

Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
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Seven years after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, UGA researchers will embark on a new expedition to the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico:

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico resulted in the deaths of 11 oil rig workers and ultimately the largest marine oil spill in history. As this environmental disaster recedes into history, researchers from institutions across the U.S. continue to study its enduring ecological impacts.

One of these research teams will embark on a 12-day expedition in the Gulf on June 11 to investigate the impacts of oil,...

Psychology professor will study astronaut health for NASA

Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
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Dorothy Carter, assistant professor of psychology, is the principal investigator on one of only seven proposals accepted by NASA's Human Research Program to support astronaut health on missions to Mars:

NASA's Human Research Program will fund seven proposals to help answer questions about astronaut health and performance during future long duration missions beyond low-Earth orbit. The selected proposals will investigate the impact of the space environment on various aspects of astronaut health, including behavioral health and performance, cardiovascular alterations, human factors...

Small Satellite lab hosts Women in Technology workshop

Posted 5 months 14 hours ago
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The Small Satellite Research Laboratory hosted a Women in Technology Workshop for young women from Madison County Middle School on Monday May 22. The workshop was directed by SSRL members David L Cotten (Assistant Research Scientist, Center for Geospatial Research (CGR) in Geography), Paige Copenhaver (Undergraduate, Physics and Astronomy), Natalie Davis (Undergraduate, Computer Systems Engineering), Sydney Whilden (Undergraduate, Physics and Astronomy),  Susanne Ullrich (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy), and Marguerite Madden (Professor of Geography and Director of CGR). The...

Researchers model cues guiding cell behavior

Posted 5 months 1 day ago
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A diverse set of physical and chemical cues act upon individual cells to ensure coordinated multicellular behavior. Using the bacterium Myxococcus xanthus, a team led by University of Georgia and Rice University researchers has devised a data-driven model of the mechanisms that guide elaborate self-organization at the cellular level.

The research, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, provides a blueprint for future studies of more complex systems of collective cell movement.

The paper uses mathematical modeling to reconstruct the...

First sunflower genome sequence

Posted 5 months 2 days ago
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They follow the sun's path throughout the day - hence their name in the Romance languages - and this news about the sunflower genome turns our attention to a new paper in Nature:

[UGA] researchers are part of an international team that has published the first sunflower genome sequence. This new resource will assist future research programs using genetic tools to improve crop resilience and oil production.

They published their findings today in the journal Nature.

Known for its beauty and also as an important source of food, the sunflower is a global oil crop that shows...

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