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New findings link estrogen and T cell immune response to autoimmune inflammation

Women are more prone to the development of autoimmune diseases. The female hormone estrogen is likely to affect the immune system. A team of scientists from Turku Center for Biotechnology and University of Georgia reported new findings related to the involvement of estrogen hormone receptor in autoimmune diseases.

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In Memoriam - Dr. Steeve Giguère

It is with the utmost sadness that the College of Veterinary Medicine must announce the passing of our beloved colleague, Dr. Steeve Giguère. Steeve was Professor and Marguerite Hodgson Chair in Equine Studies in the Department of Large Animal Medicine.

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Harvill Group Awarded New Grant to Study Transmission

The grant funds new work seeking to identify exactly which genes transmission requires. Isolating genes of the virulence factor (transmission exopolysaccharide) will aid in determining functions. These complex sugars that bacteria secrete into a capsule around their cell body have unknown transmission-related properties. Dr. Harvill explains, “It takes a lot of energy for bacteria to secrete these large sugars, so they must be doing something important.”

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UGA CVM accepted as member of Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has been accepted as a member of the Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance (COHA).

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UGA and Emory awarded four-year $2.6M NIH grant to study cystic fibrosis

A collaboration between researchers at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Public Health and Emory University’s Cystic Fibrosis Center recently was awarded a four-year grant that will lead to a better understanding of lung inflammation in cystic fibrosis patients.

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