A key way radiation therapy and chemotherapy work is by making highly lethal double-strand breaks in the DNA of cancer cells.
How well women with cervical cancer respond to treatment and survive correlates with the level of 10 proteins in their blood that also are associated with a “zombie” cell state called senescence, Medical College of Georgia scientists report.
Our expert speakers will inform participants about common causes and challenges of vertigo and dizziness in Parkinson’s disease and the various treatment approaches to those symptoms.
Results of standard laboratory tests performed on adult outpatients to provide an overall picture of their health are fairly consistent between those with obesity and their leaner counterparts, investigators report.
The webinar will offer resources and tools for those diagnosed in the past three years and their families.
Treatments for lung cancer have gotten so advanced that some can be done at home by the patient.
In the hours and days after a traumatic brain injury, inflammation inside the brain can accelerate to the point that more damage occurs, says a scientist working to better understand whether interventions like cannabinoids can improve patient...
Augusta University is promoting excellence during its third annual Values Week. Non-traditional student Melinda McKew recalls her experiences as an undergraduate and soon-to-be medical student.
High doses of vitamin C under study for treating COVID-19 may benefit some populations, but investigators exploring its potential in aging say key factors in effectiveness include levels of the natural transporter needed to get the vitamin inside...
To help students plan for the Thanksgiving break and exams, Augusta University faculty have built a coherent instructional plan and are prepared to inform students of those plans for the final days of instruction.
Dr. Peter B. Rosenquist, executive vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, has been named Leon Henri Charbonnier Endowed Chair in Psychiatry and Health Behavior.
Albert Gigar, 73, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2019 and the news was frightening. Now, with the help of the medical staff at the Georgia Cancer Center, Gigar is winning his battle against lung cancer.
Fifteen hundred frontline workers are being recruited for a yearlong study to find what percentage are positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, what percentage become positive and whether the antibodies they produce protect them from reinfection.
A young cancer epidemiologist who has already helped identify hotspots for geographic, racial and ethnic disparities in breast cancer mortality in the United States is now looking at mammography screening rates in those hotspots.
The state of Georgia’s only public medical school will increase its enrollment from 240 students per class to 260 beginning with the 2021-22 academic year, with plans to grow to 300 students per class over the next five years.
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Born in Germany with both parents in the United States Navy, Melinda McKew has traveled worldwide to such countries as Italy, Scotland, and Canada with her military family. However, she chose Augusta University to spend most of her time advancing...
One way CBD appears to reduce the “cytokine storm” that damages the lungs and kills many patients with COVID-19 is by enabling an increase in levels of a natural peptide called apelin.
Dr. Mark Hamrick, bone and muscle biologist, federally funded investigator and honored educator and scientist, has been named senior associate dean for research at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
Dr. Guangyu Wu is dissecting the molecular homing that enables a nascent protein to ultimately find its way to the surface of a cell as a mature receptor type that helps us taste, smell and even regulate our mood and immunity.