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UGA investing $4.4 million to reduce class size

UGA investing $4.4 million to reduce class size

July 27, 2015

University will hire more faculty, add more than 300 course sections. Read More

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Fighting bacteria

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Bacteria don’t have easy lives. In addition to mammalian immune systems that besiege the bugs, they have natural enemies called bacteriophages, viruses that kill half the bacteria on Earth every two days.

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Monkey see, monkey do

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Before patting yourself on the back for resisting that cookie or kicking yourself for giving in to temptation, look around. A new UGA study has revealed that self-control—or the lack thereof—is contagious.

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The heat is on

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University of Georgia researcher Gary Hawkins looks at rotting fruits and vegetables differently than most people. Where they may see useless balls of moldy fuzz, he sees fuel.

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Understanding the roots of drug use

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A new UGA study is exploring how the interaction of the environment and one’s genetic makeup can influence drug use vulnerability in rural African Americans.

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Splice of Life

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UGA scientists looking to understand the genetic mechanisms of plant defense and growth have found an inverse relationship between gene duplication and alternative splicing in plants.

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Big step toward tiny biological “batteries”

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By growing nanoscale wire brushes—built of the body’s own molecules—that conduct electrical charges, University of Georgia researchers have taken a first step toward developing biological fuel cells that could ultimately power pacemakers, cochlear implants, and prosthetic…

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TV Surgery for Pets

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Macy couldn’t stop sneezing. Even after several blades of grass were flushed from the two-year-old’s nose, something still tickled her nasal cavity.

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Regular exercise reduces patient anxiety by 20 percent, study finds

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The anxiety that often accompanies a chronic illness can chip away at quality of life and make patients less likely to follow their treatment plan.

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The Neuroeconomics of Addiction

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Why do people make bad decisions, even when they are aware of the negative consequences of their choices?