Published on 04/28/10

UGA to announce new genetic discoveries at press conference May 4


When: May 4, 2010

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: UGA Animal Science Arena, 2600 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, Ga. 30605

Topic: Two scientists from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will announce a discovery that has major implications for developing new therapies and cures for regenerative diseases, especially diabetes, as well as improving organ and tissue transplant success rates and improving livestock production and disease resistance.

Special Notes: Photo/video spots will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. To reserve a location, contact Faith Peppers (770) 640-4840,

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Media Contacts:

Faith Peppers (770) 640-4840 –

Brad Haire (229) 386-3800 –