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Released: 6-Aug-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Digital buccaneers boost box office bang
University of Georgia

Pirated movies circulated online after their theatrical release saw about 3% higher box office receipts because of the increase in word-of-mouth advertising.

Newswise: HIIT programs show benefits for those with Down syndrome
Released: 4-Aug-2020 10:50 AM EDT
HIIT programs show benefits for those with Down syndrome
University of Georgia

Incorporating high-intensity interval training into exercise programs for individuals with Down syndrome may help achieve critical health outcomes in a more time-efficient manner, according to an article written by researchers at the University of Georgia and Kennesaw State University.

Newswise: Looking back at a historic academic year
Released: 27-Jul-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Looking back at a historic academic year
University of Georgia

We take a look back at some key accomplishments from UGA’s most recent academic year, memories that celebrate the courage and determination that helped us persevere through uncertain times.

Newswise: Aging experts call for more dementia care training
Released: 23-Jul-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Aging experts call for more dementia care training
University of Georgia

New recommendations call for more evidence-based workforce training to meet the growing demands for dementia care.

Released: 22-Jul-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Older adults feel stressed, yet resilient in the time of COVID-19
University of Georgia

America’s oldest citizens say they’ve been through worse, but many older adults are feeling the stress of COVID-19 and prolonged social distancing measures, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

Newswise: Preparing for hurricane season during COVID-19
Released: 16-Jul-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Preparing for hurricane season during COVID-19
University of Georgia

Hurricane season 2020 is already shattering records, and it’s only July.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Ancient oyster shells provide historical insights
University of Georgia

Scientists studying thousands of oyster shells along the Georgia coast, some as old as 4,500 years, have published new insights into how Native Americans sustained oyster harvests for thousands of years, observations that may lead to better management practices of oyster reefs today.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Study finds weight loss surgery cost disparity
University of Georgia

A new study from the University of Georgia finds that users of public insurance are paying more for bariatric weight loss surgery compared to private insurance patients.

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Released: 8-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Pandemic could make drug resistance epidemic worse
University of Georgia

Researchers fear that widespread use of antibiotics during the coronavirus pandemic will add fuel to the fire, making more common infections that were once treatable possibly life threatening.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Light drinking may protect brain function
University of Georgia

Light to moderate drinking may preserve brain function in older age, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

Newswise: Weight stigma can be harmful to many, including marginalized identities
Released: 25-Jun-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Weight stigma can be harmful to many, including marginalized identities
University of Georgia

Weight-inclusive care prioritizes well-being over weight and having access to non-stigmatizing health care.

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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.

Newswise: Promising path found for COVID-19 therapeutics
Released: 11-Jun-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Promising path found for COVID-19 therapeutics
University of Georgia

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia has successfully demonstrated that a set of drug-like small molecules can block the activity of a key SARS-CoV-2 protein—providing a promising path for new COVID-19 therapeutics.

Released: 9-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Study Reveals Birth Defects Caused by Flame Retardant
University of Georgia

A new study from the University of Georgia has shown that exposure to a now-banned flame retardant can alter the genetic code in sperm, leading to major health defects in children of exposed parents.

Released: 27-May-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Repeated anecdotes can make speakers less authentic
University of Georgia

Witnessing people repeat a story or anecdote leads their audience to view them as less authentic.

Released: 27-May-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Social media can play role in travel decisions
University of Georgia

When contemplating a destination, some travelers look to how the experience might translate to social media when making their decision, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers.

Newswise: Researchers study teleworking effects during COVID-19
Released: 27-May-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Researchers study teleworking effects during COVID-19
University of Georgia

What are the effects of this rapid transition to working remotely?

Released: 12-May-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Emotion coaching added to anorexia nervosa treatment
University of Georgia

Emotion coaching for parents is a new tool that could help teenagers recover from anorexia.

Released: 8-May-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Growing back the lymph system
University of Georgia

Study provides hope for cancer-related lymphedema

Newswise: Pharmacist clears up confusion about new COVID-19 drug
Released: 7-May-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Pharmacist clears up confusion about new COVID-19 drug
University of Georgia

Remdesivir might shorten duration of symptoms in severely ill patients

Released: 5-May-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Are We Speaking the Same Mental Health Language?
University of Georgia

There is a disconnect between the way some top mental health organizations describe African American mental health problems and the way African Americans describe them, a University of Georgia researcher has found.

Released: 30-Apr-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Obese adults facing Medicaid expansion gap
University of Georgia

Despite overall increases in insurance coverage for low-income individuals in Medicaid expansion states, some gaps remain for individuals who are obese.

Newswise: Searching the COVID-19 spike protein for a potential vaccine
Released: 27-Apr-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Searching the COVID-19 spike protein for a potential vaccine
University of Georgia

The virus that causes COVID-19 is studded on its exterior with “spike proteins,” a key component in its ability to infect human cells. Two University of Georgia researchers, Rob Woods and Parastoo Azadi, are investigating the proteins and sugars on the surface of the virus with the goal of finding information that could lead to vaccines and therapeutics.

Released: 21-Apr-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers develop real-time sleep and health monitor
University of Georgia

Smart sensing device can alert loved ones and caregivers to falls and other emergencies

Newswise: Taking textiles from trash to treasure
Released: 16-Apr-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Taking textiles from trash to treasure
University of Georgia

Researchers are turning waste denim into acoustic insulation materials

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Released: 15-Apr-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Human handling stresses young monarch butterflies
University of Georgia

Every year thousands of monarch butterflies are caught, tagged and released during their fall migration by citizen scientists helping to track their movements. But how do the monarchs themselves feel about being handled by humans?

Newswise: Pharmacists separate COVID-19 fact from fiction
Released: 15-Apr-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Pharmacists separate COVID-19 fact from fiction
University of Georgia

UGA medication experts answer common questions they're receiving from patients

Newswise: Why are the grocery store shelves empty?
Released: 13-Apr-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Why are the grocery store shelves empty?
University of Georgia

Agricultural economist explains COVID-19 impact on food markets

Newswise: Tips to avoid overeating while working from home
Released: 13-Apr-2020 9:35 AM EDT
Tips to avoid overeating while working from home
University of Georgia

Experts offer advice on how to avoid telecommuting weight gain

Released: 9-Apr-2020 11:20 AM EDT
The way you define intelligence matters
University of Georgia

The way students view their own intelligence – their mindset – is a strong determining factor for academic performance.

Released: 8-Apr-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Researchers study COVID’s effect on relationships
University of Georgia

Researchers are determining the psychological effects of pandemic isolation

Newswise: Campus Kitchen keeps food on the table
Released: 2-Apr-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Campus Kitchen keeps food on the table
University of Georgia

Employees and volunteers harvest food and deliver prepared meals and bags of groceries to 53 food-insecure families in the area. Food comes for local gardens and grocery stores.

Newswise: What happens when sports are canceled?
Released: 1-Apr-2020 11:10 AM EDT
What happens when sports are canceled?
University of Georgia

Professor offers insights in the new void in society

Newswise:  Food safety expert: takeout is a low-risk option
Released: 25-Mar-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Food safety expert: takeout is a low-risk option
University of Georgia

Takeout is a good choice to lower risk of exposure because it reduces the number of touch points relative to eating in a restaurant, said food safety expert.

Released: 18-Mar-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Tips for working from home with kids
University of Georgia

Two University of Georgia family and education experts/faculty have a few recommendations to keep your kids engaged and hopefully provide opportunities to get work done.

Newswise: The future of Science Hill
Released: 18-Mar-2020 1:40 PM EDT
The future of Science Hill
University of Georgia

The plan will renovate, rebuild and modernize University of Georgia's STEM research.

Released: 17-Mar-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Tips for proper leftover food safety techniques
University of Georgia

If you are doing more cooking than usual due to coronavirus-related concerns, it’s important to make sure leftovers are stored properly.

Newswise: ‘Natural killer’ cells could halt Parkinson’s progression
Released: 16-Mar-2020 2:10 PM EDT
‘Natural killer’ cells could halt Parkinson’s progression
University of Georgia

Researchers at the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center and their colleagues have found that “natural killer” white blood cells could guard against the cascade of cellular changes that lead to Parkinson’s disease and help stop its progression.

Released: 12-Mar-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Now is the time to act on the coronavirus
University of Georgia

I am the Director of the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases at the University of Georgia. My colleagues and I have been following COVID-19 since the middle of January. Our analysis of the data leads me to believe that serious action now is imperative.

Newswise: Feeding wildlife can disrupt animal social structures
Released: 10-Mar-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Feeding wildlife can disrupt animal social structures
University of Georgia

A team of researchers from the University of Georgia and San Diego State University has found that the practice of feeding wildlife could be more detrimental to animals than previously thought.

Newswise: How to prepare your family for COVID-19
Released: 5-Mar-2020 2:45 PM EST
How to prepare your family for COVID-19
University of Georgia

Professor shares what people can do now should the infection spread.

Released: 3-Mar-2020 4:25 PM EST
In U.S., changing self-concept can lower well-being
University of Georgia

American culture values the freedom to change and reinvent one’s self. A new study, however, reveals that Americans who do change tend to report a lower sense of well-being.

Newswise: Class redesign increases student success in math
Released: 19-Feb-2020 11:50 AM EST
Class redesign increases student success in math
University of Georgia

A significant redesign of two foundational mathematics courses at the University of Georgia has led to remarkable gains in student success, including an increase from 65% to 85% of students who pass precalculus.

Newswise: What is the evolutionary purpose of menopause?
Released: 18-Feb-2020 3:35 PM EST
What is the evolutionary purpose of menopause?
University of Georgia

There must be some huge evolutionary benefit that renders women’s lives so valuable post-reproduction that they actually live six to eight years longer than men everywhere around the world.

Newswise: Guy and Naomi Woodroof: They made Georgia’s crops possible
Released: 10-Feb-2020 1:10 PM EST
Guy and Naomi Woodroof: They made Georgia’s crops possible
University of Georgia

The Woodroofs developed methods still used today to grow, harvest and store crops. Also pioneers in their own right, they faced Depression-era economic difficulties, and later traveled to underdeveloped countries around the world to teach others how to process and preserve food.

Released: 5-Feb-2020 12:40 PM EST
How to talk to your child about coronavirus
University of Georgia

With stories about coronavirus plastering almost every news site, it can be more than a little daunting to sort through the information without freaking out. And if adults are worried, you can bet your kids probably are too.

Newswise: Warnings can alert consumers to ‘fake’ news
Released: 4-Feb-2020 1:05 PM EST
Warnings can alert consumers to ‘fake’ news
University of Georgia

Being reminded about the existence of misinformation disguised as legitimate news can boost news readers’ ability to identify articles that are “fake” or false.

Newswise:Video Embedded communicating-about-coronavirus-can-be-difficult
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Released: 3-Feb-2020 1:55 PM EST
Communicating about coronavirus can be difficult
University of Georgia

Communicating effectively during an outbreak can be tricky for government agencies charged with protecting the public, according to Glen Nowak, former director of media relations at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and professor of advertising and public relations at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Newswise:Video Embedded gauging-the-threat-posed-by-the-coronavirus
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Released: 3-Feb-2020 1:50 PM EST
Gauging the threat posed by the coronavirus
University of Georgia

Wearing a surgical mask is unlikely to protect healthy people from the novel coronavirus that originated in China, and influenza likely poses a much greater threat to Americans, according to José Cordero, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health.

Released: 3-Feb-2020 1:45 PM EST
How first responders can protect themselves from the coronavirus
University of Georgia

Healthcare personnel working on the front lines to contain and prevent the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in China need to take special, yet common, precautions to keep themselves and others safe.


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