Jessica Wurst

Assistant Producer/Athens News Matters
UGA Today

Dementia, depression, social isolation, psychosis, vision issues, and other long-term disabilities are all symptoms of traumatic brain injuries that, for too many people, interfere with their quality of life. But, new research from UGA shows that a certain type of gel, known as brain glue, can help protect against the loss of brain tissue after an injury.

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It’s the afternoon, maybe lunch time for a lot of you, and looking at your plate you probably see an array of colors, maybe tomatoes, peppers, squash, and some fruit like blueberries, apples and peaches. Well, next time you take a bite out of one of these foods, you can thank insect pollinators for it.

“It's often stated that one out of every three bites of food that we eat is a direct result of insect pollination," according to Lauren Muller, the conservation outreach coordinator at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

Amanda Giordano, licensed professional counselor and associate professor of counseling at UGA, found that social media addiction is associated with cyberbullying perpetration in adolescents.

"What we found in our final model was that being male, spending more hours online, and then having higher social media addiction scores, were all predictive of engaging in cyberbullying perpetration among our sample, she said. "So that means the more social media addiction that's present, the higher the likelihood that an individual may engage in cyberbullying."

Neuroscience News

As social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and others continue to grow in popularity, adolescents are spending more of their time online navigating a complex virtual world. But, new research suggests that these increased hours spent online may be associated with cyberbullying behaviors.

The Classic Center

The Athens-Clarke County mayor and commission meets at 6 pm today for a regular session, where commissioners are scheduled to vote on a variety of items, including the implementation of eco-stations for trash collection on Clayton Street and the potential purchase of nine hybrid SUVs for the ACCPD.