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UGA receives $15.75M to combat human trafficking

The University of Georgia has been selected to receive $15.75 million from the U.S. Department of State to expand programming and research to measurably reduce human trafficking.
19-Nov-2019 10:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers clear the path for ‘designer’ plants

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia has found a way to identify gene regulatory elements that could help produce “designer” plants and lead to improvements in food crops at a critical time. They published their findings in two...
18-Nov-2019 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Can a Cat Improve Your Grandma’s Life?

Research is looking at how having a pet can help seniors
14-Nov-2019 12:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study dissects attitudes on short-term vacation rentals

Feelings of neighborhood pride, interactions with tourists and a community’s laws can all influence how neighbors feel about short-term vacation rentals.
14-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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How hurricanes impact creatures from sea turtles to wild turkeys

Hurricanes can destroy nesting sites, reduce ocean oxygen, increase beetle populations inland
5-Nov-2019 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Think you’re allergic to penicillin? You are probably wrong

More than 30 million people in the United States wrongly believe they are allergic to penicillin.
29-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Parental Depression Forecasts Kids’ Later Physical Health

When parents suffer from depression, kids may be at risk for physical health problems in young adulthood, according to a study from researchers including the University of Georgia’s Katherine Ehrlich.
25-Oct-2019 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Monarch Butterfly Parasite Uses Strategy to Spread Infection

Harmful parasite of monarch butterflies uses multiple transmission strategies to keep infection levels high
17-Oct-2019 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Human trafficking in Georgia: The need for data

According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, in 2018 Georgia had the seventh highest number of human trafficking cases in the U.S., including both sex and labor trafficking victims.
27-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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5 Insurance Tips for Hurricane Season

With eight hurricanes predicted this season, an expert shares ways homeowners can be prepared.
5-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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Epstein case highlights need for victims voices to be heard

11-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Moon landing’s legacy: a better life on Earth

As the world prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 2019, UGA Today talked with Ben Davis, a professor of mechanical engineering at UGA, about the wide-ranging benefits of this technological triumph. Before...
10-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Four ways to prevent the next measles outbreak

29-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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

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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

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. Its motto, "to teach, to serve and to inquire into the nature of things," reflects the university's integral and unique role in the conservation and enhancement of the state's and nation's intellectual, cultural and environmental heritage.

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