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Azziz gets doused for ALS

Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in front of several faculty and students Friday and then issued his own challenge to Augusta Mayor-elect Hardie ...
By Tom Corwin | Friday, Aug 22, 2014

First-gen college students eager, hopeful

Today about 30 percent of students enrolled in postsecondary institutions are first generation, but 89 percent of them will not complete a bachelor's degree within six years of graduating high school.
By Tracey McManus | Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Study finds HPV vaccine safe, effective

A vaccine against a very common sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer has proven safe and effective over eight years, a Georgia Regents University researcher said.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Tiny fish could provide brain maps

Georgia Regents University neuroscientist Albert Pan recently was awarded a $1.9 million grant to develop a way of mapping the brains of tiny zebrafish, whose skin is clear enough to aid in ...
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

PTSD can lead to, worsen heart disease

Dr. Steven S. Coughlin provided an overview of PTSD and the risk of heart disease.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Aug 11, 2014

Bachelor's degree coming to Augusta junior college

Pending approval of its accrediting agency, Georgia Military College is targeting August 2015 to begin offering its new Bachelor of Applied Science degree at its Augusta, Milledgeville, Columbus, ...
By Wesley Brown | Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

GRU Cancer Center reaching out to minorities

GRU Cancer Center received a $3.2 million grant to become a NCI Community Oncology Research Program Minority/Underserved Community Site.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

MCG sees first Harrison Scholars

Augustans Stanton Royer and Robert MacDonnell are among the inaugural six Harrison Scholars being funded by a historic gift from the late Dr. J. Harold Harrison.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Aug 4, 2014

Drug shows promise treating pneumonia

A drug that mimics the crucial sequence was tested in Vienna, Austria, and helped pneumonia patients with severe lung injury get off ventilators sooner and recover quicker.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Medical residency changes proposed

A prestigious government advisory group is proposing changes to the way graduate physicians are trained that could open the door for states like Georgia and South Carolina to add positions.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Azziz says size helps GRU compete

Bigger is better, and that is why the consolidation that Georgia Regents University underwent is really part of a larger trend, President Ricardo Azziz said.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, July 24, 2014

GRU officials resign for different reasons

Two top officials at Georgia Regents University are stepping down from their duties in unrelated cases.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

GRU green tea lozenge helps dry mouth

In a randomized control trial of the MighTeaFlow lozenge versus a placebo with just a sugar substitute, the green-tea extract lozenge increased saliva flow.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

GRU to vaccinate more with grant

GRU's residency program was one of 16 chosen to receive a $10,000 grant to help provide more flu and pneumococcal vaccines to the elderly.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New science, medical MBAs at GRU

The James M. Hull College of Business at GRU will start its first MD/MBA classes this fall with about eight students. 
By Tom Corwin | Monday, July 21, 2014

Paine College hosts CME conference

Cast members from the 1970s sitcom Good Times were guest speakers Wednesday evening at the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church's Sixth Episcopal District conference.
By Doug Stutsman | Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Web site blasts Paine president, seeks his ouster

Allegations of financial and ethical wrongdoing by Paine College officials were published on a Web site launched this month by an anonymous source.
By Tracey McManus | Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Marijuana-based drug works differently

Georgia Regents University and the state of Georgia have worked for months to land a marijuana-derived drug clinical trial for children with difficult seizure disorders. 
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, July 12, 2014

Science, art teach kids about cells

Some youths are learning this week about a unique combination of science and art called "Living Clay - Exploring and Sculpting Cells." It is a collaboration between GRU and Tire City Potters.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, July 10, 2014

Deal pushes for marijuana drug trials at GRU

Georgia children with difficult to treat seizures will get access to a marijuana-derived oil in a clinical trial through Georgia Regents University perhaps as soon as this month, or at least by ...
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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