GRA BLOG

July 24, 2019

A vision to better the health of rural Georgians

Startup Telmedix could make specialty medical care more accessible

“The status quo is unacceptable.”

Those five words from Gov. Brian Kemp in his first “State of the State” address last January referred to a longstanding issue confronting Georgia: the need to improve healthcare for rural residents.

In small communities across the state, seeing the doctor can be a major challenge.

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May 16, 2019

What's really inside that shell?

UGA scientists unlock the genetic mystery of the peanut. That’s good news for farmers.

A peanut’s shell is easy enough to crack. Its genetic code? Well, not so much. The modern cultivated peanut is actually a hybrid of two ancient species, so its genetic structure is extremely complex.

But now, that complexity has been conquered: This month, University of Georgia scientists and colleagues announced they had, at long last, mapped the genome of the modern peanut.

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December 19, 2018

Our holiday special: "12 Days of Georgia Innovation"

We look across university labs and startups — and find there's so much to celebrate

For a dozen days in December 2018, we celebrated Georgia's brilliant (and fearless) scientists and entrepreneurs who drive so much innovation in our state. Here's the recap:

Day 1: Get a shot without ever feeling the needle? In your lifetime, most likely YES. See why >

Day 2: Who’s Wilbur Lam? Only one of the most prolific innovators in Georgia! Get to know him in 2 minutes. Watch > 

Day 3: Meet the UGA research team that may well lead us to the Holy Grail of flu-fighting: A universal vaccine.

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