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Hands-on learning new requirement for graduation

Hands-on learning new requirement for graduation

April 22, 2015

Experiential learning initiative will prepare students for a more successful future. Read More

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Breaking down barriers

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Borrowers and Lenders

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

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Gene-ius

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There’s a moment in a scientist’s life—at least in the movies—when a virtual light bulb goes off and a new idea is born.

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Dead zones

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Too much of a good thing can have disastrous effects.

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Treating post-traumatic stress first helps children overcome grief

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Post traumatic stress disorder is commonly thought to affect victims of major trauma and those who witness violence, but a new University of Georgia study finds that it also can affect children who have lost a parent expectedly to diseases such as cancer.