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Monday, July 11, 2016

AU student named Tillman Scholar

Cody Ward is one of 60 Tillman Scholars selected this year from among thousands of post-9/11 military, veterans and their spouses who applied for the awards, which this year totaled more than $1.8 ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, July 4, 2016

Fat gone bad could lead to Alzheiemer's

A type of fat that turns bad could be the seed for damaging plaques in the brain that form in Alzheimer's disease, and could provide not only a target for potential therapy but also an early test ...
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Obesity puts stress on fat cells, AU research finds

One of the main problems with obesity could be too few new fat cells for storage, forcing existing fat cells to engorge and become diseased, research at Au­gus­ta University has found. The ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Paine College gets $1 million, but more needed

Declaring it a “historical moment,” the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church College of Bishops donated $1 million to Paine College to help it solidify its finances as it battles to keep ...
By Tom Corwin

Thousands in Georgia still not getting summer food

The summer meal program at the market every Tuesday is just the second one at a Farmer's Market in the state.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Paine to announce big donation

The college has scheduled a 10 a.m. press conference Wednesday to announce a $1 million donation from the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, one of two churches that founded and support the ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, June 27, 2016

Augusta cancer director taking part in 'moonshot'

The director of the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University is taking part in the Cancer Moonshot Summit this week, where he believes the center is well-positioned to be part of a surge of ...
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Doctor part of effort to improve response to mass casualties

Dr. Gina Piazza is helping to lead a task force to suggest better ways for emergency departments to respond to events like the nightclub shooting in Orlando but says it still doesn't have the ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, June 24, 2016

Students learn from summer camp at MCG

Before spending a week on the campus of Augusta University, Caitlin Vinson wanted to become a nurse who might then go on to medical school.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, June 23, 2016

AU symposium looks at Alzheimer efforts

Augusta University will host a daylong symposium Saturday to help educate people about the disease and what work is being done to combat it in the Augusta region.
By Tom Corwin

Paine fate decided in August

According to the official decision posted Thursday, Paine was removed from membership because it failed to meet financial standards that it "has a sound financial base and financial stability to ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Child poverty continues to plague Georgia

Georgia fell slightly in an annual ranking of how children and families fare as the state continues to be plagued by a high percentage of children in poverty and parents without a secure job.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Paine wants to earn trust back

As Paine College fights to keep its accreditation, it knows it needs to earn back the trust of some donors with sound fiscal management, and that has already begun, the chairman-elect of the board ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, June 17, 2016

Researcher looks at diabetes in pregnancy

Dr. Jennifer Thompson has received a five-year, $1 million Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health to look at gestational diabetes and its effect on offspring.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Paine will appeal recommendation to discontinue accreditation, say school officials

Paine College has been recommended to lose its accreditation after its accrediting agency found the struggling college did not meet standards.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

AU tumor bank ready to share more nationally

As part of the National Cancer Moonshot and the President's Precision Medicine Initiative, the National Cancer Institute has launched Genomic Data Commons to "centralize, standardize and make ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, June 13, 2016

GRU comes down, AU to go up

The program is starting with the Annex because it is the easiest building to access that has a large illuminated sign and would cause the least disruption for patients and employees, according to ...
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Paine will learn accreditation status

Paine College will learn its fate this week: The troubled school will either be taken off two years of probation by its accrediting agency or will lose its accreditation altogether, according to ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, June 10, 2016

Be careful in high heat and humidity, experts say

Today marks the beginning for the first stretch of high heat and humidity in the Augusta area so approach outdoor activities with caution, experts said.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Brain aneurysm couldn't prevent wedding

Even after a blood vessel burst in his fiancée's brain and she was rushed to the hospital, and even after emergency surgery, and even when he didn't know whether she would wake up and know who he ...
By Tom Corwin
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