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Mean boys, not mean girls, rule at school

Mean boys, not mean girls, rule at school

December 14, 2014

A UGA study turns the tables on the common belief that girls are more relationally aggressive in school. Read More

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Breaking down barriers

Breaking down barriers

Maximizing Research Opportunities

More than 23 million Americans age 12 or older need treatment for substance abuse and addiction, yet only a fraction – less than 10 percent – actually receive it.

Side effects may vary

Side effects may vary

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Prescription drug ads on television first hit the airwaves just more than a decade ago, but a new UGA study finds that most of them still do not present a fair balance of information, especially when it comes to the risk of side effects.

Saving species

Saving species

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When Hazel Wetzstein holds a tiny Georgia plume plant, she’s not just tending a future shrub. She’s keeping a native species from becoming extinct.

Building bodies, boosting brains

Building bodies, boosting brains

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Many people claim to get their best ideas while on the elliptical machine, doing laps in the pool, or jogging along a quiet road, and scientists have consistently documented that exercise provides adults with cognitive benefits. But what about children?

Alien Invasion

Alien Invasion

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What began as a breakfast-table discussion between two UGA professors has led to a grant, from the Program in International Research and Education of the National Science Foundation, to study how various species from China have become invasive in the United States—and vice versa.

Borrowers and Lenders

Borrowers and Lenders

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A bit more than half a century ago, a musical called West Side Story opened on Broadway.