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The University of Georgia community mourned the loss of one of its most respected and cherished professors, with the passing of Dr. Barry Hollander. Hollander was not only one of UGA's most esteemed professors, but was a regular source of expertise in the world of journalism nationwide and beyond. WUGA's Chris Shupe sits down with Science and Research correspondent April Sorrow to talk about one of their favorite segments with Dr. Hollander.

Brain-Eating Amoeba

Oct 31, 2017

  Let’s play a little jeopardy. Answer: this man killer is ubiquitous and found in freshwater. Question: what is a brain-eating amoeba? Yep, that’s correct. In this segment, host April Sorrow chats with Dr. Dennis Kyle, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, and one of the nation’s leading infectious disease researcher to discuss the most fatal parasitic disease known to mankind. He also shares his laboratory expertise with drug discovery to tackle these brain-eating amoebas, and the road to success with FDA approved compounds.


Jackson EMC Preps for Tropical Storm Nate

Oct 6, 2017
Jackson EMC

As Tropical Storm Nate churns away in the Caribbean, Jackson EMC crews are preparing for possible effects in northeast Georgia. April Sorrow is Director of PR and Communications, she says with forecasts showing the potential for strong winds and rain, the company has activated its Emergency Response Plan.

Drug Promotion

Oct 1, 2017

  We’ve all seen those relatable prescription drug ads that then rattle off a long, usually grim, list of potential side effects at the end. Host April Sorrow notes that pharmaceutical companies spent $6 billion last year advertising to consumers. But how does this marketing strategy affect the doctor-patient relationship, and ultimately a patient’s course of treatment? In this segment, Dr. Matthew Perri, Professor of Pharmacy, discusses his research on the impact of pharmaceutical companies advertising prescription drugs directly to consumers.

UGA's Regenerative Lab

Aug 2, 2017

In this episode host April Sorrow speaks with Dr. Luke Mortensen about some of his work with the Regenerative Bioscience Center, including Microscopy a process that allows scientists to see into live animal cells at even a sub cellular level.