GREAT COMMITMENTS: Researchers are building a more resilient peanut through gene sequencing.
Infectious diseases are literally a moving target, with their incidence waxing and waning over time and the pathogens themselves constantly mutating and evolving.
A new University of Georgia study finds that pectin, a type of fiber found in fruits and vegetables and used in making jams and other foods, kills prostate cancer cells.
Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, but work being conducted by a team of University of Georgia researchers aims to help physicians diagnose the disease early, when it’s more easily treated.
Jeffrey Dean, professor of forest biotechnology in the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, is spearheading a project at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute that will greatly expand the gene catalog for pines and initiate…
New research that crosses several species boundaries shows that when animals must choose less-than-preferred mates, females and males apparently have ways to compensate that increase the chance their offspring will survive.
A new UGA study suggests that commonly prescribed drugs used to lower blood pressure may help reduce brain damage when given within 24 hours of a stroke.
Ruth Harris wants to understand fat, in all of its intricacies: how fat increases and decreases; why our bodies sometimes disregard internal signals to quit eating; why we may respond to stress by not eating; and why sometimes we regain…
For the estimated millions of AIDS patients worldwide who are resistant or are developing resistance to currently available medicines, a discovery by a University of Georgia researcher may offer a new treatment option by targeting a previously elusive enzyme in…
Warnings that alcohol and driving don’t mix are generally targeted at adults or high school students, but a new University of Georgia study finds that some middle schoolers in rural areas are drinking and driving as well.