2020—what a year! From conducting groundbreaking COVID-19 research and launching into space to addressing plastic waste pollution and documenting thriving animal life in Fukushima, it’s been a tireless and productive year for UGA research.
As we welcome a new year, here’s a look back at the top stories of 2020 highlighting research at the University of Georgia that is changing our community, our state and the world.
- A million little rings: Using dendrochronology to explore the ancient environment
- Launch sends UGA’s first research satellite into space
- Cognitive disorders linked to severe COVID-19 risk
- Study shows animal life thriving around Fukushima
- Can striving for success cost Black Americans their health?
- Uncovering the secrets of sugars: From COVID-19 to biofuels
- Researchers study COVID’s effect on relationships
- Study finds salt nanoparticles are toxic to cancer cells
- Talk about the passion: The continuing history of the Athens Music Project
- Could your saliva predict a COVID-19 hospitalization?
- New Materials Institute pioneering replacements for plastics
- Each college graduate adds $2M to Georgia’s GDP
- When you have a stroke may determine if you survive
- Geologists dig into question of Martian soil fertility
- Researchers map unequal impact of COVID-19