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A disease called toxoplasmosis is considered to be a leading cause of death attributed to foodborne illness in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Douglas Melton, co-director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute at Harvard University, delivered the 11th annual Hope Ritter Lecture, titled “Stem Cells to Create a Pancreas and Recreate Human Diabetes.”

GSPS is holding its second annual Scientific Research Day June 18 in the Coverdell Center. Join them for a full day of research presentations by students and postdocs and a keynote lecture by one of the most creative minds in neurobiology, UGA alumna Dr. Cornelia Bargman.

A new publication in Current Biology, by Swati Suryavanshi, a cellular biology graduate student in the Gaertig lab, identifies a novel mechanism of regulation of dynein motors inside cilia. The beating of cilia is dependent on dynein motors that slide microtubules.

Dr. Roberto Docampo and two other University of Georgia researchers in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences have been elected Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology.

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