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Sustainability works its way into curriculum

Sustainability works its way into curriculum

April 20, 2014

An Office of Sustainability initiative is prompting faculty to incorporate environmental issues into their courses. Read More

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Looking beyond the bell

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As a shrill vibrato tears through a high school, teenagers disperse for study halls and science class.

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Researcher finds way to halve greenhouse water use

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The well could eventually run dry. The water from a city main could stop flowing. As Georgia’s population keeps increasing—up more than 25 percent from 1990’s numbers—so does the demand for water.

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A new, green fuel

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A team of UGA researchers has developed a new biofuel derived from wood chips. Unlike previous fuels derived from wood, the new and still unnamed fuel can be blended with biodiesel and petroleum diesel to power conventional engines.

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The high cost of violence

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The most comprehensive study of its kind has found that violence costs the United States $70 billion annually, a figure that rivals federal education spending and the damage caused by hurricane Katrina.

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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…