Chronic stress that changes the function of a tiny group of neurons known to be important to energy homeostasis in the body as well prompting us to pick up a fork when we are hungry may contribute to depression.
The sugar coating on cancer cells helps them thrive, and a new study indicates patients with cervical cancer who make antibodies to those sugars appear to do better when they also receive internal radiation therapy.
Women who don’t survive this rare and aggressive uterine cancer have high expression of a group of 73 genes, a score scientists say can help identify these women and improve their outcome.
In salt-sensitive hypertension, immune cells gather in the kidneys and shoot out free radicals, heightening blood pressure and damaging this pair of vital organs, scientists report.
Dr. Neal L. Weintraub is the new chief of the Division of Cardiology in the MCG Department of Medicine.
Renowned pharmacologist, molecular behavioral neuroscientist who is pursuing better treatment targets for PTSD, depression and Alzheimer’s has been named chair of the MCG Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine.
MCG scientists are exploring how improving the function of our older fat may just help our brains and lower Alzheimer’s risk.
Dr. Jorge Cortes, an international leader in clinical research in leukemia at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, has been named director of the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University.
Dr. Xin-Yun Lu and her team have found inactive SIRT1 in the prefrontal cortex. Activating it may help turn classic symptoms of depression around, particularly in males.
David L. Mattson, an established hypertension investigator and academic leader at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will join the MCG leadership team July 1.
MCG scientists find a group of large, triangular-shaped neurons, in two almond-shaped structures on either side of our brain, form cliques that help us enjoy the total food experience.
Mouse genes that make human T cells powerful at fighting liver cancer could one day help patients do the same, scientists report.
A single high-fat milkshake can quickly transform our healthy red blood cells into small, spiky cells that wreak havoc inside our blood vessels.
Scientists have developed a way to identify biomarkers for a wide range of diseases by assessing the antibodies we are making to the complex sugars coating our cells.
One small molecule that helps regulate gene expression plays a big role in keeping us safe from the machinations of cancer.
Cancer vaccines may need to better target T cells that can hold up to the long fight against cancer, scientists report. Studies of two T cell types that are equally activated by alpha-fetoprotein, a well-established antigen made by liver cancer...
A radiation oncologist who is executive director of the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University and a family practitioner who was a longtime associate dean for student affairs at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, are...
Dr. Xin-Yun Lu, an established investigator pursuing the potential of two fat-cell derived hormones as novel therapies for depression and PTSD, has been named professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine at the Medical...
Dr. Adam E. Berman, director of Cardiac Arrhythmia Services at the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta University Health, has been named chief of the Division of Cardiology in the MCG Department of Medicine. Berman, an electrophysiologist and...
Mutations in a gene that should enable memories and a sense of direction instead can result in imprecise communication between neurons that contributes to symptoms of schizophrenia, scientists report. They found that dramatically reducing the amount...