Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:46am
Polycystic kidney disease is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases, affecting an estimated 12.5 million people worldwide, and but one of multiple conditions researchers have connected to defective cilia. UGA researchers recenty published a study describing how cilia are constructed, findings based on new protein-level observations: Led by Karl Lechtreck, assistant professor in the department of cellular biology, a team of…
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Mon, 10/22/2012 - 10:35am
The neurodegenerative disease that has affected millions of people continues to puzzle researchers, but a new discovery at UGA sheds light on the mystery: Matthew Furgerson, a doctoral candidate in the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of biochemistry and molecular biology, used cell culture models to study the role of Hirano bodies in cell death induced by AICD, or a fragment of AICD called c31, that are released inside the…
Tags: Human Nature, Department of Romance Languages, Psychology
Tue, 06/26/2012 - 1:51pm
University of Georgia scientists have utilized a well-known cell-signaling protein in fighting influenza and the results have been promising: Kimberly Klonowski, assistant professor of cellular biology in the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and her colleagues found that administering a cell-signaling protein known as IL-15 to mice infected with influenza reduces their peak viral load by nearly three times. "We gave the IL-15…
Tags: Department of Romance Languages, Department of Mathematics