Multiple types of cells are needed for patients to recover from surgery or to restore life to tissues that have lost circulation. University of Georgia researchers have identified how the cells involved in the final stage of repair, myofibroblasts, are switched on. This information can lead to drug development that could speed recovery. Read more
From bacteria to humans, the biological clocks in living things help them determine when to eat, when to sleep, even how to avoid becoming some other creature’s lunch. UGA’s Jonathan Arnold is examining the molecular basis of this phenomenon and uncovering the genetics of our circadian rhythms. Read more
Thanks in part to a $15 million federal grant from USAID University of Georgia researchers in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are leading an initiative to share knowledge about one of our state’s most successful crops, the peanut, with people in developing countries in desperate need of more reliable and nutritious food sources.