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Chronic disease prevention could ease opioid crisis

Preventing chronic disease could help curb the opioid epidemic, according to research from the University of Georgia. The study is the first to examine the relationship between hospitalizations due to opioid misuse and chronic disease.
5-Dec-2019 11:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study tests potential solution to male infertility

Researchers from the University of Georgia, Emory University School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh have received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to test a novel method of producing viable sperm cells from...
3-Dec-2019 3:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Virtual Reality Could Help Flu Vaccination Rates

Using a virtual reality simulation to show how flu spreads and its impact on others could be a way to encourage more people to get a flu vaccination, according to a study by researchers at the University of Georgia and the Oak Ridge Associated...
3-Dec-2019 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Cori Bargmann: Reshaping science to save lives

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,...
2-Dec-2019 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Financial therapy can aid well-being, stability

Financial therapy could help couples navigate disagreements, money concerns and financial conflicts before these issues tear relationships apart.
21-Nov-2019 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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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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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