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With the increasing frequency of obesity and diabetes, especially in Georgia, cardiovascular disease is reaching epidemic proportions.  The Vascular Biology Center at Augusta University knows the demand is high for for new and better treatments. Our internationally recognized team of research experts have one goal - to make breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of disease so that we all may live longer, healthier lives.

Building a Destination for Future Doctors and Researchers

January 13, 2020Channel 6 News, WJBF

Dr. David Hess, Dean of MCG at Augusta University, is interviewed by Brad Means.

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MCG hires experts in gene editing

December 19, 2019News Channel 6

Dr. Lin Gan and Dr. Joseph Miano talk about their cutting edge research and how they use CRISPR to help figure out the links between disease and gene mutations.

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MCG Researchers identify link between high glucose and function of circadian clocks in cells

November 26, 2019News Channel 6, WJBF

Dr. David Fulton and Dr. David Stepp from the Vascular Biology Center at Augusta University appeared on Jennie, with host Jennie Montgomery, this November to talk about their recent research.

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Bohlke, Fulton, Weintraub receive awards for advocacy, professionalism

The only physician serving Brooklet, Georgia, and the leaders of the medical school’s Vascular Biology Center, were honored Thursday by Dr. David C. Hess, dean of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

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Weintraub named MCG cardiology chief

Dr. Neal L. Weintraub is the new chief of the Division of Cardiology in the MCG Department of Medicine.

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Six faculty members honored at Augusta University Research Institute Awards

Six members of Augusta University’s faculty were recognized at the 2019 Augusta University Research Institute Awards on Friday, Oct. 18.  

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Glucose wears down circadian clocks in obesity, may drive cardiovascular risk

High glucose in obesity appears to gum up the works of the circadian clocks inside our cells that help regulate the timing of many body functions across the 24-hour day and drive the risk of cardiovascular disease, scientists say.