New stem-cell-based stroke treatment repairs damaged brain tissue
A team of researchers at the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center and ArunA Biomedical, a UGA startup company, have developed a new treatment for stroke that reduces brain damage and accelerates the brain’s natural healing tendencies in animal models.
UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences researchers help to sequence rice genome
Rice has been a staple food crop around the world for millennia, but little was known about the wild origins of the world’s most widely produced crop until the recent mapping of the genomes of 13 ancestral rice species. Scott Jackson, director of the University of Georgia Center for Applied Genetic Technologies (CAGT) in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, helped to map these genomes as part of The International Oryza Map Alignment Project.
UGA Extension economists provide updates on commodities for upcoming year
Commodity updates for high-value row crops like peanuts and cotton highlight this year’s Georgia Ag Forecast meetings, which are currently being held statewide.
UGA Extension helps ease families' concerns with home tap water testing.Author: Merritt Melancon Published 07/20/2016
While corn silage is greatly dependent on water to produce crop, forage sorghum requires much less.Author: Clint Thompson Published 07/14/2016
New and improved soaker hoses last longer, store easier and provide plants with ample water.Author: Frank M. Watson Published 07/12/2016
Summer was off to a hotter than normal start in June and doesn't show any signs of cooling.Author: Pam Knox Published 07/07/2016
West Nile virus is passed by mosquitoes who love dry weather, and this summer has been abnormally dry.Author: Merritt Melancon Published 07/01/2016
Georgia may not have seen any local transmission of the Zika virus, but residents should continue to minimize mosquito populations.Author: Merritt Melancon Published 06/30/2016
UGA entomologist conducts a study on chemigation, the practice of applying pesticides through a center pivot irrigation system.Author: Clint Thompson Published 06/16/2016
Farms ponds may be convenient, but they aren't the best source of water for livestock.Author: Frank M. Watson Published 06/14/2016
Georgia wraps up spring 2016 with both record-setting rainfall and drought.Author: Pam Knox Published 06/06/2016
Three-day water camp to visit UGA Stripling Irrigation Research Park on June 22.Author: Kenzie Kesselring Published 06/02/2016