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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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Bioenergy: Plant cell walls hold the secret

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UGA scientists have teamed up with researchers at major universities, national laboratories and industry in a new $125 million federal bioenergy research center to achieve the scientific breakthroughs that will efficiently – and economically – convert plants into fuels.

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Modeling dengue fever

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Infectious diseases are literally a moving target, with their incidence waxing and waning over time and the pathogens themselves constantly mutating and evolving.

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A cancer killer

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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.

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Tracking a killer

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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.

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Mapping genes for fuel

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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 the first gene discovery…

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Love the one you’re with

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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.

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Surviving a stroke

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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.

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The skinny on fat

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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 the weight we lose during stress and other times we…

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Fighting the system

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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 the complex retrovirus responsible…