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A heavy burden: The obesity epidemic

After-school physical education classes are only part of a broad set of programs at UGA that are addressing one of the most pressing threats to Georgians’ health and prosperity.

A heavy burden: A weight pill?

Possibly, UGA researchers say. Clifton Baile and his colleagues at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have been exploring the potential of certain plant-based compounds as aids to weight loss.

A heavy burden: Never too late

Mary Ann Johnson, in UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Science, has been exploring the factors that put older adults at risk for obesity; and as a result she has designed and tested interventions to help them lead healthier lives.…

Helping to guide others

UGA student Mallory Nelson is serving others by training Pepsi, a black Labrador puppy, to be a guide dog for a disabled person.

First and only

The rapid growth of the Brazilian economy has caused demand for Portuguese speakers to surge, and a grant from the federal National Security Education Program will establish the nation’s first and only Undergraduate Flagship Program in Portuguese at UGA.

Seeing things in a different light

University of Georgia researchers have developed a new material that emits a long-lasting, near-infrared glow—potentially revolutionizing medical diagnostics and providing a foundation for highly effective solar cells.

Community aid

For Mumbi Okundaye, public health isn’t just a job title; it’s a moral imperative. That’s why she works to join resources from the College of Public Health with the local nonprofit group AIDS Athens Inc.

Rite of passage

The former CEO of The Coca-Cola Company has opened his south Georgia doors to Terry College students so they can soak up time-honored wisdom amidst the clarity of nature. Learning weekends at Doug Ivester’s Deer Run Plantation allow students to…

Small Wonders

For decades, scientists have wondered whether tiny structures known as Hirano bodies found in the brains of people with diseases such as Alzheimer’s were one of the causes or consequences of the disorder. Now, a University of Georgia cellular biologist…