Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:17pm
Glycoscience is the study of the structure and function of carbohydrates — organic compounds that play critical roles in nearly every aspect of biology. UGA is a partner in a new project that will soon be able to provide a way for questions asked by those studying glycoscience to be answered by big data: The National Institutes of Health has jointly awarded a $10 million grant to UGA and George Washington University to build a glycoscience…
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Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:42pm
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $2.6 million to University of Georgia researchers to develop new drugs to treat human African Trypanosomiasis, also known as African sleeping sickness: African Trypanosomiasis, commonly known as HAT, is caused by a single-celled parasite called Trypanosoma brucei, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of a blood-sucking insect called a tsetse fly. Following a bite, the parasite multiplies…
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Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:48am
Congratulations to the doctoral training program in genetics, which recently received a renewal of its funding from the National Institutes of Health for the 41st consecutive year. The training grants enable institutions to make National Research Service Awards to individuals selected by them for predoctoral and postdoctoral research training in specified shortage areas. In its 41st year, the genetics graduate program is one of the longest…
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Tue, 10/25/2016 - 10:20am
Ping Ma, professor in the department of statistics, has been awarded $1.3 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to develop statistical tools to further clarify the causes of many diseases-including cancer, heart disease and aging-related illnesses. Over four years, Ma and his team of researchers will look at something known as small RNAs, hoping to unravel their regulatory role on abnormal variations in genetic transcription…
Tags: History, Human Nature, D.W. Brooks Mall, New Year
Tue, 12/22/2015 - 10:28am
Jorge Escalante of the department of microbiology conducts an extensive research operation into one of the most complex challenges in health science - biosynthesis of the coenzyme B-12. The National Institutes of Health, longtime supporters of his investigations, this fall renewed a prestigious long term commitment to this important research: The MERIT, Method to Extend Research in Time, award is an extension of $2.1 million to an initial five-…
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Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:36am
The Striepen lab is one of UGA's outstanding research teams, conducting the painstaking, laborious, long-term research that can turn the tide against some of the worst communicable scourages known to man. An important aspect of Dr. Striepen's work is taching graduate and postdoctoral students the methods and culture of a successful researvh enterprise. Those efforts have been rewarded with a $1.25 million NIH grant announced today, to support…
Tags: environment, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, D.W. Brooks Mall
Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:59am
At the turn of the millennium, the cost to sequence a single human genome exceeded $50 million and the process took several years. Today, researchers can sequence a genome in a single afternoon for just few thousand dollars. Technological advances have ushered in the era of “Big Data,” where biologists collect immense datasets, seeking patterns that may explain important diseases or identify drug and vaccine targets. But what to do with it?…
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Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:29am
One form of epigenetic change known as DNA methylation is particularly understudied in this area. "There's a large amount of evidence that a process known as DNA methylation is a key player in cancer development," Zhong said. "Today's next-generation sequencing techniques give us the data we need to close the gap in this area of research." Zhong and her team will develop a suite of statistical models to broaden the understanding of how…
Tags: History, disease, D.W. Brooks Mall, Human Nature, cellular biology, biosciences
Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:10am
Complex carbohydrates are the key to cell behavior, and the ability to study them at UGA and train the next generation of researchers just received a great boost: University of Georgia researchers have received a five-year $850,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a glycoscience training program for pre-doctoral graduate students that will help train a new generation of carbohydrate researchers. The award makes UGA one…
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Wed, 09/25/2013 - 9:50am
For the second time in two months,  a group of UGA researchers have received significant grant support from the NIH to study and experiment on the sugar molecules known as glycans: [The researchers] have received a five-year $7.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help better understand one of the most fundamental building blocks of life. They are tiny chains of sugar molecules called glycans, and they cover the surface of…
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Mon, 04/01/2013 - 10:39am
Originally named from an outbreak at an American Legion convention in 1976, Legionellosis or Legionaires' disease is a severe type of pneumonia that affects only a small percentage of the population but can be fatal. UGA researcher Vincent Starai was recently awarded $1,503,565 by the National Institutes of Health to investigate how the bacterium that causes Legionellosis overcome the body’s defenses. Starai is an assistant professor who holds a…
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Mon, 01/28/2013 - 3:31pm
the recent story on UGA researchers developing methods to identify new influenza strains using lasers has generated attention across various media. The work is explained by some of our journalism students in this video report by Grady News Source:  
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Fri, 11/02/2012 - 11:27am
More terrific news from Franklin College scientists in the CCRC: Ovarian and pancreatic cancers are among the most deadly, not because they are impossible to cure, but because they are difficult to find. There are no screening tests that can reliably detect their presence in early stages, and most diagnoses are made after the disease has already spread to lymph nodes and vital organs. But University of Georgia cancer researchers Karen Abbott and…
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Thu, 01/05/2012 - 3:50pm
My colleague Sam Fahmy brings us this story today, from UGA researchers harnessing bacterial immune systems to fight infection and disease: “Scientists study bacteria and other microorganisms to understand essential life processes as well as to improve their use in the safe production of foods, biofuels and pharmaceuticals, and to fight those that cause disease,” said Michael Terns, a professor in the departments of biochemistry and molecular…
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