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Comic Series Brings Science to Life

A new series of comic books - in Spanish and English - helps kids understand complex scientific processes and ideas
19-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Muscles Struggle to Ever Fully Recover After Losing Tissue

When muscle is lost in the aftermath of a bomb blast, surgery to remove cancer or even a gunshot or knife wound, time typically heals the surface wound. But the muscle underneath that is damaged as a result of the injury may never be the same again,...
16-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Entomologists uncover Florida fire ant matriarchy

Researchers at the University of Georgia have found colonies of tropical fire ants, native to Florida and coastal Georgia, that thrive with multiple queens and in close proximity to single-queen colonies of the same species.
15-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


UGA launches campaign to name College of Education for Mary Frances Early; President Morehead provides lead gift

The University of Georgia College of Education is launching a special initiative to name its college for UGA’s first African American graduate, Mary Frances Early, as the University heads into the final year of its Commit to Georgia capital...
11-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists create world’s first gene-edited lizards

A group of University of Georgia researchers led by geneticist Douglas Menke has become the first in the world to successfully produce a genetically modified reptile—specifically, four albino lizards—using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool.
3-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Resistance fighter

Fighting antibiotic resistance is a never-ending struggle. By the time a new antibiotic is tested and proven effective, the bacteria it’s meant to fight are often already developing resistance to it.
2-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Study outlines was to engage hesitant vulnerable communities

Community needs assessments lay the foundation for improving local health care services, but local leaders may be making decisions based on skewed results if the assessment doesn’t capture a representative sample of the community.
2-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Ginseng in decline in the eastern United States

American ginseng is in decline thanks chiefly to range-wide overharvesting, according to new research led by University of Georgia ecologist John Paul Schmidt. But that trend could potentially be reversed by promoting and supporting ginseng...
26-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Loneliness Is a Serious Health Issue

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.
11-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST


Consider pets in disaster planning

15-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST

‘Frankenstein’ Turns 200

An interview with professor Roxanne Eberle, who specializes in Romantic literature and has taught "Frankenstein" to students for years.
29-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT

Stigma of depression hurts African American populations more than others

The stigma associated with mental illness prevents many people from seeking treatment, but it has a particularly negative impact on black Americans, according to Rosalyn Denise Campbell, an assistant professor in the University of Georgia’s...
9-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT


Ruling addresses an issue that has stymied states for years

11-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT

World Oceans Day: UGA Professor Jenna Jambeck to Speak to United Nations

The theme of this year’s World Oceans Day is combating plastic pollution, a problem that has been piling up—quite literally—for decades.
8-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT

Important Questions Asked by Upcoming Horror Movie ‘Hereditary’

4-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT


Robust decision rules in favor of baker’s right not to bake cake

4-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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