A pig’s skin cells may hold the key to new treatments and cures for devastating human neurological diseases. Researchers from the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center have discovered a process of turning stem cells from pigs into neural stem cells.
In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. The ensuing Macondo well blowout resulted in the discharge of around 5 million barrels of oil. The University of Georgia’s Samantha Joye was one of the first scientists to investigate the disaster to document its impact on the Gulf ecosystem.
Lois Shortt’s gift to the Department of Kinesiology in the College of Education will create the William J. and Lois J. Shortt Fellowship Endowment that will fund fellowships for up to five graduate students each year. William Short (BBA ’48) died on April 7, 2010.
Foundation Fellow Kathleen Wilson named 2015 Truman Scholar