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Released: 14-Jan-2021 2:30 PM EST
How do people solve global problems?
University of Georgia

What do the 3,000-year-old actions of an Egyptian pharaoh say about how we should tackle the biggest challenges of the 21st century?

Released: 12-Jan-2021 3:30 PM EST
Wives bore the brunt of child care during the shutdown
University of Georgia

Traditional gendered patterns of child care persisted during the COVID-19 shutdown, with more than a third of couples relying on women to provide most or all of it.

Newswise: Shirley McBay: The advocate
Released: 11-Jan-2021 11:40 AM EST
Shirley McBay: The advocate
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.

Released: 5-Jan-2021 3:05 PM EST
Professors call for coalition of civilian nuclear partners
University of Georgia

The rising influence of Russia and China in the development, construction and deployment of civilian nuclear reactors around the globe raises significant geopolitical challenges for the United States, according to a new analysis by two University of Georgia professors.

Newswise:Video Embedded scientists-develop-hydrophobic-coating-to-prevent-infections
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Released: 17-Dec-2020 2:15 PM EST
Scientists develop hydrophobic coating to prevent infections
University of Georgia

Published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, the study examined how an innovative coating UGA scientists developed can prevent liquids like water and blood from sticking onto surfaces. The researchers also found that the liquid-repellant coating can kill bacteria and halt blood clot formation on an object’s surface.

Newswise:Video Embedded engineers-develop-soft-robotic-gripper
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Released: 15-Dec-2020 11:10 AM EST
Engineers develop soft robotic gripper
University of Georgia

Scientists often look to nature for cues when designing robots – some robots mimic human hands while others simulate the actions of octopus arms or inchworms. Now, researchers in the University of Georgia College of Engineering have designed a new soft robotic gripper that draws inspiration from an unusual source: pole beans.

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Released: 10-Dec-2020 2:45 PM EST
Exploring how prostate cancer cells resist treatment
University of Georgia

Research by a University of Georgia scientist sheds light on how two genes factor into prostate cancer cells becoming resistant to treatment, providing a potential new target for therapeutics.

Released: 19-Nov-2020 3:30 PM EST
Why sanctions can worsen human rights abuses
University of Georgia

A considerable body of research shows economic sanctions can exacerbate human rights abuses. But the reasons have remained unclear.

Released: 18-Nov-2020 1:30 PM EST
Word choice matters in weather communications
University of Georgia

Research shows certain phrases can make people feel helpless when facing storms

Released: 17-Nov-2020 9:55 AM EST
Study explores sleep apnea, autoimmune disease link
University of Georgia

New research by University of Georgia scientists sheds light on why people with obstructive sleep apnea may have associated autoimmune disorders. The results could lead to better approaches to treatment and possibly new drug therapies.

Released: 12-Nov-2020 2:50 PM EST
Sustainable tourism—or a selfie? Ecotourism’s fans may be in it for the ’gram
University of Georgia

A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia suggests ecotourism’s altruistic attractions may be overshadowed by another benefit: photos for social media.

Released: 12-Nov-2020 2:15 PM EST
Each college graduate adds $2M to Georgia’s GDP
University of Georgia

The lifetime earnings of each new four-year college graduate will increase Georgia’s gross domestic product by almost $2 million, according to a new study from the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia.

Newswise: Family talks about finances impact students’ money views
Released: 11-Nov-2020 8:10 AM EST
Family talks about finances impact students’ money views
University of Georgia

Students whose families talked openly about money reported feeling less stress and higher optimism when it came to money management and their future finances.

Newswise: Weight loss shouldn’t be the goal of PE
Released: 10-Nov-2020 10:45 AM EST
Weight loss shouldn’t be the goal of PE
University of Georgia

For adults, the goal of exercise is often to shed some pounds, but new research from the University of Georgia suggests the objective should be different for kids.

Newswise: Mothers affect how daughters act in close relationships
Released: 5-Nov-2020 2:05 PM EST
Mothers affect how daughters act in close relationships
University of Georgia

Feminist mothers raise more feminist daughters who are able to stand up for themselves in their close relationships, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

Released: 5-Nov-2020 1:50 PM EST
Families may struggle to find new normal after deployment
University of Georgia

New research from the University of Georgia suggests the stress caused by this reintegration can be challenging for not only the service member but their children as well, particularly their mental health.

Newswise: First long-term study conducted on relocated, young tortoises
Released: 30-Oct-2020 12:55 PM EDT
First long-term study conducted on relocated, young tortoises
University of Georgia

A rare study shows how one of Georgia’s barrier islands provides a safe haven for gopher tortoises and gives researchers at the University of Georgia evidence to prove species relocation is an effective conservation tool.

Released: 29-Oct-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Stronger treatments could cure Chagas disease
University of Georgia

Researchers have found that a more intensive, less frequent drug regimen with currently available therapeutics could cure the infection that causes Chagas disease

Released: 29-Oct-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Facing up to the reality of politicians’ Instagram posts
University of Georgia

A University of Georgia researcher used computer vision to analyze thousands of images from over 100 Instagram accounts of United States politicians and discovered posts that showed politicians’ faces in nonpolitical settings increased audience engagement over traditional posts such as politicians in professional or political settings.

Released: 28-Oct-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Cognitive disorders linked to severe COVID-19 risk
University of Georgia

Dementia and other cognitive disorders now appear to be risk factors for developing severe COVID-19, according to research from the University of Georgia.

Newswise: Geologists simulate soil conditions to help grow plants on Mars
Released: 27-Oct-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Geologists simulate soil conditions to help grow plants on Mars
University of Georgia

Humankind’s next giant step may be onto Mars. But before those missions can begin, scientists need to make scores of breakthrough advances, including learning how to grow crops on the red planet.

Newswise: Daniel Wubah: university president … and a king
Released: 26-Oct-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Daniel Wubah: university president … and a king
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.

Released: 22-Oct-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Shared religious experiences bring couples together
University of Georgia

Couples that pray together stay together. It’s a common religious saying, but a new study from the University of Georgia is giving the proverb some scientific credence.

Newswise: Marital conflict causes loneliness, health problems
Released: 20-Oct-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Marital conflict causes loneliness, health problems
University of Georgia

Couples that clash often are more likely to experience feelings of loneliness and poorer physical health, according to new University of Georgia research.

Newswise: Supergene discovery leads to new knowledge of fire ants
Released: 15-Oct-2020 4:25 PM EDT
Supergene discovery leads to new knowledge of fire ants
University of Georgia

A unique study conducted by University of Georgia entomologists led to the discovery of a distinctive supergene in fire ant colonies that determines whether young queen ants will leave their birth colony to start their own new colony or if they will join one with multiple queens.

Released: 14-Oct-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Maltreatment tied to higher inflammation in girls
University of Georgia

New research by a University of Georgia scientist reveals that girls who are maltreated show higher levels of inflammation at an early age than boys who are maltreated or children who have not experienced abuse.

Released: 13-Oct-2020 9:40 AM EDT
When you have a stroke may determine if you survive
University of Georgia

Stroke patients admitted to rural hospitals over the weekend may be at higher risk of death.

Released: 8-Oct-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Liberal and conservative women react differently to gender discrimination
University of Georgia

Research shows a woman’s political ideology affects her views of sexism

Released: 8-Oct-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Sicker livestock may increase climate woes
University of Georgia

Climate change is affecting the spread and severity of infectious diseases around the world — and infectious diseases may in turn be contributing to climate change, according to a new paper in Trends in Ecology & Evolution.

Released: 7-Oct-2020 3:25 PM EDT
New research links conflict resolution, long-term health
University of Georgia

A recent study from the University of Georgia found that the way couples approach conflict is associated with a key biomarker of physical health.

Newswise:Video Embedded office-location-linked-to-body-size-uga-study-finds
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Released: 6-Oct-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Office location linked to body size, UGA study finds
University of Georgia

Is your office located on the opposite end of the building from the copier? That might be a good thing for your waistline.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Strict parenting may cause adolescents to act out
University of Georgia

The next time you’re yelling at your defiant teen, you might consider that you may be doing more harm than good, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Study supports airborne spread of COVID-19 indoors
University of Georgia

New research from the University of Georgia supports growing evidence for airborne transmission of COVID-19 in enclosed spaces.

Newswise: Exploring health risks of poverty, racial discrimination
Released: 24-Sep-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Exploring health risks of poverty, racial discrimination
University of Georgia

Growing up in poverty and experiencing racial discrimination can affect physical health, and researchers at the University of Georgia have been awarded a $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore how.

Newswise: Herd immunity an impractical strategy, study finds
Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Herd immunity an impractical strategy, study finds
University of Georgia

Achieving herd immunity to COVID-19 is an impractical public health strategy, according to a new model developed by University of Georgia scientists. The study recently appeared in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Newswise: Can striving for success cost Black Americans their health?
Released: 22-Sep-2020 11:10 AM EDT
Can striving for success cost Black Americans their health?
University of Georgia

Researchers found that Black young adults who grew up amid economic hardship and exposure to racial discrimination experienced physical deterioration that persisted through adolescence and well into adulthood—even though on the surface, they were successful.

Newswise: Valentine Nzengung: Making the world a safer place
Released: 21-Sep-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Valentine Nzengung: Making the world a safer place
University of Georgia

Valentine Nzengung's inventions to neutralize explosives protect humans and the environment

Newswise: Turn up the thermostat: Lower energy costs, no complaints
Released: 15-Sep-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Turn up the thermostat: Lower energy costs, no complaints
University of Georgia

A new study from the University of Georgia suggests there is a painless way to reduce energy costs: Turn up the thermostat. Even a degree or two makes a difference.

Newswise: New ‘tree dragon’ discovered in Mexican forest
Released: 10-Sep-2020 4:10 PM EDT
New ‘tree dragon’ discovered in Mexican forest
University of Georgia

Named Abronia morenica, the lizard is part of the “alligator lizard” family, and it is the 30th known species in its genus.

Released: 8-Sep-2020 3:45 PM EDT
A new method may make tomatoes safer to eat
University of Georgia

When vegetable farmers harvest crops, they often rely on postharvest washing to reduce any foodborne pathogens, but a new University of Georgia study shows promise in reducing these pathogens – as well as lowering labor costs— by applying sanitizers to produce while it is still in the fields.

Newswise: Researchers track COVID-19 in Athens wastewater
Released: 3-Sep-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Researchers track COVID-19 in Athens wastewater
University of Georgia

Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a way to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in Athens using wastewater.

Released: 27-Aug-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Study: Increased workloads lead to productivity loss
University of Georgia

Productivity loss and burnout are common among professionals with heavy workloads, especially for those with physically intensive jobs like professional athletes.

Newswise: Tiny socks help improve survival rate of fawns
Released: 26-Aug-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Tiny socks help improve survival rate of fawns
University of Georgia

Researchers use face coverings to keep fawns calm while necessary data is collected.

Released: 25-Aug-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Study shines new light on young tree seedlings
University of Georgia

X-ray images show a plant’s power source may be different than thought

Newswise: New beehives to train veterinary students
Released: 19-Aug-2020 4:05 PM EDT
New beehives to train veterinary students
University of Georgia

The University of Georgia has joined the fight to save the bees by building a set of hives on campus. The new program will give residents and senior veterinary students in clinical training experience caring for these insects.

Released: 13-Aug-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Water, conservation and policy experts warn new federal rule could harm U.S. waters
University of Georgia

A group of aquatic scientists and policy experts warns that the Navigable Waters Protection Rule recently adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could profoundly degrade the nation’s water quality.

Released: 13-Aug-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Pollution linked to antibiotic resistance
University of Georgia

Antibiotic resistance is an increasing health problem, but new research suggests it is not only caused by the overuse of antibiotics. It’s also caused by pollution.

Released: 11-Aug-2020 1:55 PM EDT
COVID-19 clinical trials lack diversity
University of Georgia

Despite disproportionately higher rates of COVID-19 infection, hospitalization and death among people of color, minority groups are significantly underrepresented in COVID-19 clinical trials.

Newswise: ‘Insect apocalypse’ may not be happening in U.S.
Released: 11-Aug-2020 12:30 PM EDT
‘Insect apocalypse’ may not be happening in U.S.
University of Georgia

Scientists have been warning about an “insect apocalypse” in recent years, noting sharp declines in specific areas — particularly in Europe. A new study shows these warnings may have been exaggerated and are not representative of what’s happening to insects on a larger scale.


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