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UGA researcher calls for better monitoring of world’s oceans

UGA researcher calls for better monitoring of world’s oceans

August 27, 2015

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Center for Simulational Physics celebrates 25th anniversary

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David Landau remembers when the use of computer power in physics was a novelty—something promising, perhaps…

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Migration limits spread of pathogens

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It’s a common assumption that animal migration, like human travel across the globe, can transport pathogens long distances, in some cases increasing disease risks to humans.

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Take your vitamins… or not?

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A recent University of Georgia study indicates that a common vitamin used to treat breast cancer patients might actually be harmful.

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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…