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Released: 20-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Improving Georgia land conservation through algorithms
University of Georgia

A team of University of Georgia researchers has created a model to help land developers and public officials identify the land that is best suited for conservation. Led by Fabio Jose Benez-Secanho, a former UGA graduate student, and Puneet Dwivedi, associate professor in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, this first-of-its-kind algorithm considers a variety of factors not included in other models when calculating the value of land for conservation.

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Released: 2-Mar-2022 11:05 AM EST
Joro spiders likely to spread beyond Georgia
University of Georgia

The Joro spider first arrived stateside around 2013 and has since spread across the state and Southeast. But new research from the University of Georgia suggests the invasive arachnids could spread through most of the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S.

Newswise: Nearly Two-Thirds of Georgians Support Immediate Action on Climate, Survey Shows
Released: 23-Feb-2022 10:05 AM EST
Nearly Two-Thirds of Georgians Support Immediate Action on Climate, Survey Shows
Georgia Institute of Technology

A majority of Georgia residents strongly support new solar and wind power capacity over new coal-fired plants and believe the state should set a carbon emissions reduction goal, according to a new survey conducted for researchers at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

Released: 10-Feb-2022 9:45 AM EST
Emergency contraception is hard to find in Georgia, rural pharmacies
University of Georgia

If you’re looking for Plan B in Georgia, you may have to call around to find it—particularly if you live in a small town.

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Released: 6-Dec-2021 10:40 AM EST
Juanita Daniel Marsh: Georgia’s third female judge and founder of Anchor Hospital
University of Georgia

his story is part of a series, called Georgia Groundbreakers, that celebrates innovative and visionary faculty, students, alumni and leaders throughout the history of the University of Georgia – and their profound, enduring impact on our state, our nation and the world.

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Released: 27-Sep-2021 10:40 AM EDT
Eugene Patterson: Journalism icon, war hero, champion for civil rights
University of Georgia

This story is part of a series, called Georgia Groundbreakers, that celebrates innovative and visionary faculty, students, alumni and leaders throughout the history of the University of Georgia – and their profound, enduring impact on our state, our nation and the world.

Newswise: Grass in the Olympic Stadium developed in Tifton, Georgia
Released: 23-Jul-2021 10:30 AM EDT
Grass in the Olympic Stadium developed in Tifton, Georgia
University of Georgia

The Japan National Stadium’s field is currently sodded with TifSport Bermudagrass, developed in South Georgia.

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Released: 25-Jun-2021 2:40 PM EDT
Georgia Covid-19 Vaccine Dashboard Breaks Down Vaccination Trends by Race at County Level
Georgia Institute of Technology

A new Covid-19 vaccine dashboard for the state of Georgia shows vaccination rates among white residents are higher than those of Black residents in all large metro counties, as well as in around 70% of all Georgia counties.

Released: 26-Mar-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Election expert available to discuss new Georgia voting law
Florida State University

By: Kathleen Haughney | Published: March 26, 2021 | 10:41 am | SHARE: A controversial measure in Georgia signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp would put in place requirements that critics say curtail access to the ballot box.Florida State University Associate Professor of Law Michael Morley is available to provide commentary to reporters covering this story.

Released: 9-Mar-2021 10:40 AM EST
Heritage Orchard reclaiming Georgia’s forgotten apples
University of Georgia

With the help of a dedicated group of University of Georgia researchers, Extension agents and volunteer enthusiasts, Georgia’s lost apple varieties are making a comeback.

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Released: 12-Jun-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Cameras Reveal Possible Uptick in Urban Wildlife
University of Georgia

In late March, as communities began to issue shelter-in-place orders, it seemed animals came out of hiding.

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Released: 5-Mar-2019 10:50 AM EST
Researchers Use Machine Learning To More Quickly Analyze Key Capacitor Materials
Georgia Institute of Technology

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology are using machine learning to ultimately find ways to build more capable capacitors.

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Released: 5-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST
Survey Reveals Georgia Construction Industry Outlook
Kennesaw State University

The third annual Georgia Construction Outlook Survey indicates that labor shortages and reliability from sub-contractors continues to be a looming concern for 83 percent of the state’s privately-held construction companies.

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Released: 5-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST
Survey Reveals Georgia Construction Industry Outlook
Kennesaw State University

The third annual Georgia Construction Outlook Survey indicates that labor shortages and reliability from sub-contractors continues to be a looming concern for 83 percent of the state’s privately-held construction companies.

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Released: 4-Mar-2019 3:05 AM EST
Signals from Distant Lightning Could Help Secure Electric Substations
Georgia Institute of Technology

Side channel signals and bolts of lightning from distant storms could one day help prevent hackers from sabotaging electric power substations and other critical infrastructure, a new study suggests.

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Released: 27-Feb-2019 3:45 PM EST
Don’t Panic: Lessons Learned From Hawaii False Alarm
University of Georgia

False alarm text message made residents of Hawaii check what others were doing to verify risk

Released: 27-Feb-2019 12:15 PM EST
COMPLIMENTARY PRESS REGISTRATION AVAILABLE FOR 2019 STATE-OF-THE-ART CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) welcomes members of the press to write about rheumatology research presented at the State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium (SOTA) in Chicago, IL, on April 5-7.

Released: 26-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Clinical Research Pathways Names Two New Directors
Clinical Research Pathways

Nonprofit Clinical Research Pathways announces two new members of its Board of Directors, from the Atlanta area

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20-Feb-2019 8:05 PM EST
When Sand-Slithering Snakes Behave Like Light Waves
Georgia Institute of Technology

Desert snakes slithering across the sand at night can encounter obstacles such as plants or twigs that alter the direction of their travel -- and cause them to mimic aspects of light or subatomic particles when they encounter a diffraction grating.

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Released: 21-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Pollinator gardens do best with a variety of plants
University of Georgia

Want to help pollinators? Gardens with more woody vegetation provide additional food and shelter.

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Released: 20-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
Teacher retention bonuses lead to positive results
University of Georgia

Offering teachers a retention bonus to stay at low-performing schools may increase test score gains among students.

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Released: 19-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
Urine Test Detects Transplant Rejection, Could Replace Needle Biopsies
Georgia Institute of Technology

Needle biopsies detect rejection after a transplanted organ is already in trouble and sometimes miss the mark. And the needle damages tissue. This biocompatible nanoparticle goes to work at the first sign of trouble and could give clinicians much more information with a simple urine test.

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Released: 18-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Mending a Broken Heart
Georgia Institute of Technology

Myocardial infarction, a-fib, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, and more could be detected early and more easily and effectively treated with these six emerging solutions.

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Released: 15-Feb-2019 4:55 PM EST
Novel App Uses AI to Guide, Support Cancer Patients
Georgia Institute of Technology

Artificial Intelligence is helping to guide and support some 50 breast cancer patients in rural Georgia through a novel mobile application that gives them personalized recommendations on everything from side effects to insurance.

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Released: 12-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
The power of thank you
University of Georgia

“One of the best things you can give your spouse is a compliment"

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Released: 11-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Scientists use machine learning to ID source of Salmonella
University of Georgia

A team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Georgia Center for Food Safety in Griffin has developed a machine-learning approach that could lead to quicker identification of the animal source of certain Salmonella outbreaks.

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Released: 4-Feb-2019 10:25 AM EST
Holmes and Hunter-Gault: They followed their dreams
University of Georgia

Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter changed history when they became the first African American students to attend the University of Georgia, and this story commemorates their strength and courage. It is part of a series, called Georgia Groundbreakers, that celebrates innovative and visionary faculty, students, alumni and leaders throughout the history of the University of Georgia—and their profound, enduring impact on our state, our nation and the world.

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Released: 31-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
Study Reveals Wildlife Is Abundant in Chernobyl
University of Georgia

A scavenger study that used fish carcasses as bait provides additional evidence that wildlife is abundant in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

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Released: 28-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
Football instant replays can affect fans’ brand attitude
University of Georgia

The result of football instant replay video reviews can alter a consumer’s perception of a brand, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Released: 24-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
American College of Rheumatology Responds to CMS Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Proposed Rule
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

In comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) expressed its continuing concern with a recent CMS policy allowing Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to utilize step therapy for Part B drugs. In the comment letter, rheumatology leaders urged the agency to establish safeguards to protect beneficiaries from potential harm.

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Released: 24-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
Ecologists create a new model to predict extinction risk
University of Georgia

A new population viability model, with an accompanying web app, is helping scientists to better forecast population changes and extinction risk for imperiled species.

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Released: 23-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
The Helix, of DNA Fame, May Have Arisen with Startling Ease
Georgia Institute of Technology

Here's a science enigma: Try to explain where the neat, even DNA/RNA helix came from. Ha! Easy one! It probably spun around itself long before first life evolved like it did in this lab. In fact, the twist could have helped select the components of RNA, not the other way around.

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21-Jan-2019 1:00 PM EST
Birth of Massive Black Holes in the Early Universe Revealed
Georgia Institute of Technology

An international research team has shown that when galaxies assemble extremely rapidly -- and sometimes violently -- that can lead to the formation of very massive black holes. In these rare galaxies, normal star formation is disrupted and black hole formation takes over.

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Released: 23-Jan-2019 10:30 AM EST
When Coral Species Vanish, Their Absence Can Imperil Surviving Corals
Georgia Institute of Technology

As coral species die off, they may be leaving a death spiral in their wake: Their absence could be sapping life from the corals that survive. In a new study, when isolated from other species, corals got weak, died off or grew in fragile structures. The study shows it is possible to quantify positive effects of coral biodiversity and negative effects of its absence.

Released: 18-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
Columbus State University to Offer Nexus Degree in Cyber Security
Columbus State University

Columbus State University was recently approved by the Board of Regents to offer a new nexus degree in cybersecurity in financial technology. Available to students beginning fall 2019, pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the 60-credit-hour degree will emphasize hands-on learning to prepare students for a career in cybersecurity.

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Released: 17-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
Clinic improves lives of children with disabilities
University of Georgia

For more than 40 years, the Pediatric Exercise and Motor Development Clinic has helped children and adolescents with disabilities to gain strength and confidence through one-on-one instruction and personalized physical education plans.

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Released: 15-Jan-2019 4:55 PM EST
Engineering Team Designs Finger Support to Correct Deformities
Kennesaw State University

A Kennesaw State University engineering professor and her team of students have developed a new finger support that could ultimately help those suffering from finger deformities regain motor function.

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10-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
Long-Acting Contraceptive Designed to be Self-Administered Via Microneedle Patch
Georgia Institute of Technology

A new long-acting contraceptive designed to be self-administered by women may provide a new family planning option, particularly in developing nations where access to healthcare can be limited, a recent study suggests. The contraceptive would be delivered using microneedle skin patch technology originally developed for the painless administration of vaccines.

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Released: 7-Jan-2019 9:05 AM EST
Flu Vaccine Supply Gaps Can Intensify Flu Seasons, Make Pandemics Deadlier
Georgia Institute of Technology

Gaps in the logic of how we restock flu vaccines may be costing hundreds of lives, or more. A new model to tweak the gaps could save hundreds to hundreds of thousands of people and millions to multiple millions in medical costs.

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Released: 6-Jan-2019 7:05 PM EST
Powerful X-ray Beams Unlock Secrets of Nanoscale Crystal Formation
Georgia Institute of Technology

High-energy X-ray beams and a clever experimental setup allowed researchers to watch a high-pressure, high-temperature chemical reaction to determine for the first time what controls formation of two different nanoscale crystalline structures in the metal cobalt.

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Released: 6-Jan-2019 7:05 PM EST
Executive Director Selected at Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines
Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology has selected Seth Hutchinson as the new executive director of the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM). Hutchinson is a professor and KUKA Chair for Robotics in Georgia Tech’s College of Computing and has served as associate director of IRIM.

Released: 27-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
Rheumatology Community Urges CMS to Proceed with Caution When Considering IPI Drug Pricing Model
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

– In comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) urged the agency to proceed with caution when considering the International Pricing Index (IPI) drug pricing model, which was announced in an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in October.

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Released: 19-Dec-2018 10:00 AM EST
Social animals have more parasite infections but lower infection-related costs
University of Georgia

Animals living in large groups tend to have more parasites than less social animals do, but according to a new study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, they may also be better protected from the negative effects of those parasites.

Released: 18-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST
Want to help your teens? Make their lives predictable
University of Georgia

Establishing consistent routines at home for your teen may generate pushback, but it could also set him or her up for future success.

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Released: 13-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
Kennesaw State University researcher awarded NIH grant to improve gene-editing technology delivery
Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University researcher Daniel Morris recently received a three-year $403,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the delivery of protein therapeutics and the CRISPR/Cas gene-editing technology to living cells.

Released: 11-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
Loneliness Is a Serious Health Issue
University of Georgia

More and more people, particularly older adults, are grappling with loneliness year-round, and a growing body of research suggests that chronic loneliness carries serious health risks.

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10-Dec-2018 10:00 AM EST
Shape-Shifting Origami Could Help Antenna Systems Adapt On The Fly
Georgia Institute of Technology

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have devised a method for using an origami-based structure to create radio frequency filters that have adjustable dimensions, enabling the devices to change which signals they block throughout a large range of frequencies.

Released: 10-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
Study points to optimal blood pressure treatment for stroke patients
University of Georgia

Aggressive treatment of hypertension in stroke patients could do more harm than good in the long term, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Georgia.


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