When a car crash or explosion results in an optic nerve injury, eliminating an enzyme known to promote inflammation appears to aid recovery, scientists report.
Faculty at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University were recognized with Exemplary Teaching Awards for their contributions to students and residents at the state’s public medical school.
From the outset, students understand the cadavers they learn from were once living people, with their own loved ones, personalities and hopes and wishes for the future.
For the first time, scientists have described the body’s natural mechanism for temporarily protecting the powerhouses of kidney cells when injury or disease means they aren’t getting enough blood or oxygen.
Enzyme arginase 1, known to help our liver get rid of ammonia, can also help repair and protect our retina.
Scientists have evidence that variants of the same gene that enables us to make connective tissue by crosslinking proteins is associated with unusual glaucoma.
The first board certified intensivist in Georgia and a neonatologist and expert in pediatric nutrition are among the faculty being honored by the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
When you have diabetes then get an acute kidney injury there is a multiplier effect that can worsen your prognosis and destroy your kidneys. Now, scientists think they know why.
New research at the Medical College of Georgia is helping in the fight against glaucoma.
Scientists have shown that a medicine prescribed for severe pain can help preserve vision in a model of severe, blinding retinal degeneration. Now they want to know more about how it works.
Augusta University students will honor 103 individuals who have donated their body to health sciences education at the annual Body Donor Memorial Service at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10.
In oxygen-compromising conditions like diabetes, the body grows new blood vessels to help, but the result is often leaky, dysfunctional vessels that make bad matters worse. Now scientists have identified a new target for reducing that dysfunctional...
Dr. Sylvia Smith, co-director of the James and Jean Culver Vision Discovery Institute, was awarded a $300,000 grant to further study retinitis pigmentosa.
A group of steroid hormones could provide new insight into the bone loss and deterioration that occurs with aging, researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University report. Previous research has shown that the protein histone...
The force gravity and physical activity put on our bones causes tiny tears in the membranes of the tiny cells that enable us to make or break down bone, scientists say. While that may sound bad, it’s actually a key piece of how the force we put on...
Injury or disease in combination with too little vitamin D can be bad for the window to your eyes. The three-layer, transparent cornea at the front of the eyes focuses the light coming in. But its prominent position also puts it at risk for injury...
Researchers have more evidence that males and females are different, this time in the fluid that helps protect the cartilage in their knee joints. They have found in the synovial fluid of this joint, clear differences in the messages cells are...
Researchers are dissecting just what happens to the stem cells that make tissues which help keep us upright, with an eye on improving our healthspan.
Researchers at MCG are studying a powerful pain medicine that could help relieve the vision damage of glaucoma,
Local researchers launch biotech startup to develop novel medical uses of tiny glass microspheres