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U Georgia Receives $2.3M to Study Stress’s Effect on Children’s Immune System

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Tue, Oct 30, 2018

According to the Mayo Clinic, stress can cause a number of health issues including high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.  A new University of Georgia, Athens (UGA) study is being funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to show how stress affects children’s immune system. This $2.3 million, Director’s New Innovator Award, will allow researchers to correlate acute stress with how children’s immune systems respond to vaccination.  

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Indoor Farming Research Brings $5M USDA Grant to UGA

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Wed, Oct 03, 2018

In 1980 the U.S. population was 226.5 million; by 2015 it reached just over 321 million. By 2050 the U.S. population is projected to reach nearly 400 million. That’s roughly 80 million more mouths to feed. The USDA recently awarded the University of Georgia, Athens $5,000,000 to conduct research into making indoor farming a more feasible solution to this looming crisis. At present operating an indoor farm is comparatively costly. Up to 60% of the cost goes to energy and half of that is for lighting.

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Research News: University of Georgia Develops New Model for Stroke Studies

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Mon, Nov 27, 2017

According to the CDC, Every 4 minutes, someone in the United States dies of stroke. That’s 140,000 Americans killed by stokes each year. Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability and costs the United States an estimated $34 billion each year.

To help find new treatment options for the nearly 800,000 people who have stokes each year, a team of scientists at The University of Georgia, Athens have developed a new livestock model  that could speed stroke discoveries by providing a better, more predictive transnational model. 

Mice are out and pigs are in:

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University of Georgia Receives $1.5 in Research Funding to Develop Brain Glue

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Tue, Nov 07, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 153 people in the U.S. die from injuries that include a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every day. Currently, there are no effective treatments for moderate-to-severe TBIs. So those who do survive their injuries often live the rest of their lives with impaired thinking, memory, or movement. TBIs can also lead to personality and emotional changes. However, research being conducted at the University of Georgia, Athens (UGA) might lead to a treatment that could significantly improve the prognosis of those with brain injuries. This promising research into a glue-like substance for the brain recently won a $1.5 NIH grant award.

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$3.2M Granted to UGA for Vaccine Research

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Vaccine research is a field that is constantly growing and changing, from new vaccines being created to different vaccination methods being developed. With diseases changing and new diseases emerging, researchers around the world work tirelessly to create treatments. Researchers from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia, Athens recently received a grant of $3.2 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue their work developing new vaccine platforms. (Image courtesy of John Keith via Wikimedia Commons)

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Research Funding for University of Georgia Includes Over $37M from NIH

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Total research and development expenditures for the University of Georgia, Athens (UGA) reached an all-time high of $458 million. This is a 31% increase in R&D expenditures since the 2013 fiscal year. Over the past three years, externally funded research activities have climbed by 37% to reach $198 million in fiscal 2017. These expenditures are funded in part by federal grants and contracts. For example: in the first seven months of 2017 the University received 96 research project grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH). They total $37.2 million. The rest of their research funding comes from foundations, corporations, as well as the state of Georgia.

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$2.27M Research Grant to University of Georgia, Athens to Study Gene Editing

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Wed, Feb 15, 2017

The National Institute of Health (NIH) awarded the University of Georgia a $2.27 Million grant to study a powerful gene editing tool known as CRISPR-Cas. In nature, CRISPR-Cas is a defense mechanism that single-celled organisms such as bacteria use to ward off attacks from viruses and other invaders. For scientists the CISPR-Cas9 system holds a potential tool to edit precise sequences of DNA and silence the genes that predispose some people to diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disorders and mental illness.

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UGA Research: $1.3M Grant to Discover How Aberrant RNA Causes Disease

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Nov 28, 2016

The University of Georgia, Athens has been awarded a four-year $1.3 million research grant from the National Institute of Health to create a method of analyzing the large amount of biological data generated by current biotechnology. The funding will be used to develop better statistical tools for crunching big data numbers in order to clarify the causes of several serious illnesses including cancer and heart disease. 

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$3.24 Million Awarded to UGA for Life Science Graduate Programs

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Nov 02, 2015

The University of Georgia, Athens has a multitude of life science programs and centers that train both undergraduate and graduate students to become the world-class scientists. Some of these training programs include:

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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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