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December 5, 2014

David Brew, a second-year doctoral student at the UGA College of Public Health, has been awarded a $15,000 fellowship from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) for doctoral research in environmental science. 
Sponsored by the Procter & Gamble Company, the 2015 Global Fellowship for Doctoral Research in Environmental Sciences will provide one year of support for Brew’s research examining the impacts of pharmaceutical pollution in Georgia’s salt marsh estuaries.  
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December 1, 2014

Debunking the myth of the "mean girl," new research from the University of Georgia has found that boys use relational aggression—malicious rumors, social exclusion and rejection—to harm or manipulate others more often than girls.
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December 1, 2014

Institute of Gerontology faculty Dr. Heidi Harriman Ewen was recently quoted in an an Athens Banner-Herald article exploring ways of making assisted living facilities feel more like home during the holidays.
One way that can happen, Ewen said, is to have the kitchen staff cook a resident’s favorite family recipe — both to give the resident a literal taste of home, and to allow the resident to share a family tradition.
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November 14, 2014

The Du Bois Institute for Civic Engagement at Clark Atlanta University (CAU) will present a forum examining voter participation 50 years after the Civil Rights Act on Nov. 14 in the Thomas W. Cole Jr. Research Center for Science and Technology on CAU’s campus, 223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W., Atlanta, Ga.  30314.
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November 13, 2014

How likely is someone who gets treated for Ebola in the United States to die of the disease?  The data news blog FiveThirtyEight recently posed this question in light of recent events related to the disease here in the United States.
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November 6, 2014

Death takes a toll on the living, and in the case of baby boomers, the loss of a family member increases their likelihood of ending up in the hospital, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
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October 27, 2014

While campaigning for Republicans in New Hampshire on Oct. 16, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told Concord News Radio that the White House has not taken the Ebola threat seriously enough and put people at risk by downplaying the transmissibility of the virus. Is the Ebola virus "incredibly contagious," "very transmissible" and "easy to catch"?
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October 27, 2014

While campaigning for Republicans in New Hampshire on Oct. 16, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told Concord News Radio that the White House has not taken the Ebola threat seriously enough and put people at risk by downplaying the transmissibility of the virus. Is the Ebola virus "incredibly contagious," "very transmissible" and "easy to catch"?
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October 24, 2014

Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization say Ebola’s incubation period is two to 21 days. But is this long enough?read more