Science Market Update

Georgia Research Incites High-Performance Biofuel Solutions

Posted by David Larsen on Fri, Feb 13, 2015


Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biopower

UGA's bioenergy researchers are helping transform the nation's renewable and abundant biomass resources into cost-competitive, high-performance biofuels, bioproducts and biopower that are needed to meet growing energy needs. Almost 30 biobased technologies have been developed at UGA, with many licensed to the marketplace: genetically modified plants for the production of biofuels and biochemicals, methods for quantitative analysis of biomass, genetically engineered microorganisms for the production of a variety of chemicals from plants, and a process to turn woody waste biomass into a liquid fuel.

(photo courtesy of Steve Jurvetson via wikipedia commons)

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Breakthroughs in Type 1 Diabetes at Emory University

Posted by David Larsen on Wed, Feb 11, 2015

When the level of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, rises after a meal, the pancreas responds by releasing insulin into the bloodstream. Insulin helps cells throughout the body absorb glucose from the bloodstream and use it for energy.

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Tags: Emory University, University of Georgia Athens, Diabetes, Southern, Georgia, 2015, Emory, UGA, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Atlanta, GA

UGA and Emory Receiving $45 Million for Collaborative Research Projects

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Jan 28, 2015

The University of Georgia in Athens and Emory University in Atlanta are two powerhouse research institutions, both receiving millions of dollars in annual funding to support research projects. Not only are researchers at these 2 universities hard at work on their own projects, but researchers from both institutions are also hard at work on collaborative projects between the schools. 

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UGA $98M Veterinary Medical Learning Center Preparing to Open in 2015

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Jan 26, 2015

In March 2013, construction crews at the University of Georgia, Athens began working on the university's new Veterinary Medical Learning Center. Now, almost 2 years later, the facility is in the final stages of construction and is preparing to open in March 2015. 

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UGA Awarded $18.8 Million in Funding to Study Impacts of Oil Spill on Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Nov 24, 2014

In 2010, the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico blew-out, leading to the largest off-shore oil spill in the United States, known as the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, or the BP Oil Spill. 4.9 million barrels of oil are estimated to have gushed into the Gulf waters during this time, causing an immense impact on the ecosystem in the Gulf. Now, 4 years after the spill, the Gulf of Mexico is still greatly impacted and affected by the oil left in the water. Researchers at the University of Georgia, Athens recently received $18.8 million to continue their study of the impacts of this oil spill on the ecosystem. 

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New Complex Carbohydrate Training Program at UGA

Posted by Laura Braden on Fri, Oct 17, 2014

Glycans, also known as complex carbohydrates, are essential macromolecules involved in nearly all phsyiological and pathological processes. They cover every living cell in the human body and perform a wide variety of tasks including cellular communication, growth, the spread of many diseases, and are necessary for the organisim's survival. However, there are still many glycans with unknown functions due to a lack of research. With the help of a recently awarded grant from the National Institutes of Health to the University of Georgia Athens, there will soon be more research into the roles of complex carbohydrates.

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Researchers Invited to Attend UGA Life Science Marketing Event

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Dec 23, 2013

Researchers interested in learning about new life science solutions and meeting other researchers at the University of Georgia, Athens are all invited to attend Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.’s Athens BioResearch Product Faire™ Event on February 26th, 2014. Last year’s Athens BioResearch Product Faire™ Event attracted 148 attendees, of which 29 were purchasing agents, professors and post docs, and 21 were lab managers. The life science marketing event visitors came from 22 different research buildings and 30 departments around campus. 

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$2.9M in New Funding for Laboratory Sales Market at U. Georgia

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Oct 07, 2013

Lab suppliers interested in learning about the laboratory sales market in Georgia may be interested to know that the University of Georgia, Athens recently received $2.9 million in life science research funding from the NIH this year for researchers to study stem cell and induced pluripotent stem cells. According to the NIH RePORTER, the project leader is Dr. Michael Pierce. The project abstract provides more information about what the life science funding will be spent studying:

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Tags: 2014, 2013, University of Georgia, Southern, UGA, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Athens, GA, NIH funding, NIH grant, NIH award

UGA Researchers Find Link Between 2 Proteins and Alzheimer’s

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Jul 16, 2013

Science researchers at the University of Georgia, the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta and the Georgia Regents University have discovered a direct relationship between Alzheimer’s disease symptoms and two specific antibodies. The discovery may lead to a much-anticipated diagnostic blood test for the disease. The research team published their findings in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences and found that as two specific proteins’ concentration increases, dementia also increases.

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University of Georgia Receives $3M for Bioenergy Research

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, May 01, 2013

The Department of Energy recently gave the University of Georgia, Athens a $3 million grant to conduct bioenergy research. The government has pledged $25 million over the next five years to researchers trying to make biofuel more economically efficient. At $3 million, the University of Georgia, Athens is receiving more than any other university.

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