Eight months of daily physical activity in previously inactive 8- to 11-year-olds who were obese or overweight improved cholesterol levels, aerobic fitness and percent body fat, but didn’t improve arterial stiffness, an early indicator of...
Dr. Vanessa Spearman-McCarthy has been recognized with the Pioneering Spirit Award.
The 11th annual Medical Scholars Research Day will showcase the research of 113 second-year medical students.
In the first assessment of syphilis rates among people with end stage renal disease, MCG investigators have found higher rates than that of the general population.
New MCG Division of Hospital Medicine will oversee inpatient care at AU Health.
Faculty from the Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta University Health have been invited to give presentations on building a structural heart program, which focuses on tissues and valves rather than blood vessels of...
A big way chemotherapy works is by prompting cancer cells to commit suicide, and scientists have found a pathway the most common lung cancer walks to avoid death.
In the face of obesity, the sex hormone progesterone that helps females get and stay pregnant appears to also put them at increased, early risk for cardiovascular disease, investigators report.
Heart muscle can continue to die even after restoring blood following a heart attack, and scientists have new evidence that one way to help it live is by boosting levels of a tiny RNA that helped the heart form.
Focusing on strengthening our muscles rather than losing fat may be a better way to protect ourselves from weight-related hazards like diabetes and cardiovascular disease, investigators say.
When it comes to advancing one's career as a doctor, the key is to find a mentor who can show you what it takes to succeed professionally.
The interdisciplinary Southern Section of the AFMR, which includes 13 states, Puerto Rico, the West Indies and Central and South America, works to promote research and foster mentorship of junior faculty and residents to ensure the future of medical...
A nationally and internationally known cardiologist has been named chair of MCG's largest department.
Dr. Lee Ann Merchen, director of MCG's internal medicine residency, has been named to new role to help streamline the medical school's clinical curriculum.
A synthetic peptide disrupts the destructive inflammation that occurs in nephritis, enabling the kidneys to better recover and maintain function.
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.
A powerful immune molecule helps protect transplanted organs from rejection by putting a silencer on two other immune molecules that converge to take a direct shot at the organ, scientists report.
Dr. Satish S.C. Rao is helping lead a federally funded initiative that will provide the first head-to-head comparison of the benefits, side effects and costs of three Food and Drug Administration-approved treatments already in regular use.
Dr. Shaheen Islam, chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, is the recipient of the 2018 Educator Award from the Association of Interventional Pulmonary Program Directors.
Scientists found that while actual salt retention isn’t higher in females, there is still an effect that drives pressure up.