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2011-06-16 07:45:00

By Carol Clark, Emory University When populations around the globe started turning to agriculture around 10,000 years ago, regardless of their locations and type of crops, a similar trend occurred: The height and health of the people declined. "This broad and consistent pattern holds up when you look at standardized studies of whole skeletons in populations," says Amanda Mummert, an Emory graduate student in anthropology. Mummert led the first comprehensive, global review of the literature...

2011-05-24 09:44:01

By Carol Clark, Emory University Mummies from along the Nile are revealing how age-old irrigation techniques may have boosted the plague of schistosomiasis, a water-borne parasitic disease that infects an estimated 200 million people today. An analysis of the mummies from Nubia, a former kingdom that was located in present-day Sudan, provides details for the first time about the prevalence of the disease across populations in ancient times, and how human alteration of the environment during...

2011-05-16 11:05:00

ATLANTA, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Emory Conference Center Hotel, Atlanta's first LEED-Silver Certified Sustainable Conference Center Hotel, wants meeting planners to think green when planning their next meeting. If planners book a meeting to be held in June, August or November 2011 they can receive an American Express Gift Card valued up to $500.* Complete Meeting Packages that include guest rooms, meeting room rentals, breakfast, lunch, dinner and continuous refreshment service, as...

2011-05-05 00:00:31

Social media resources may be ushering in a new era in life-saving communication tools in the health care industry, as was demonstrated via Twitter by Emory Healthcare. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 04, 2011 Social media resources may be ushering in a new era in life-saving communication tools in the health care industry, as was demonstrated via Twitter by Emory Healthcare. As the old philosophical question begs, "If a tree falls in the middle of a forest with no one around to hear it, does it...

2011-05-04 14:29:00

ATLANTA, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt's new book, "The Eichmann Trial," is gaining widespread recognition this spring, as it marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the world's first internationally televised trial. But the trial's biggest legacy, says the Emory University professor, is that victims of the Holocaust got to tell their stories to a worldwide audience. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2011-05-04 15:39:09

Exercise both reduces the risk of a heart attack and protects the heart from injury if a heart attack does occur. For years, doctors have been trying to dissect how this second benefit of exercise works, with the aim of finding ways to protect the heart after a heart attack. Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have identified the ability of the heart to produce and store nitric oxide as an important way in which exercise protects the heart from injury. Nitric oxide, a...

2011-05-02 11:40:00

Increased bursts of sleep among infants are linked to infant growth spurts in body length, a study published in the journal Sleep found. Instead of relying on parental recall of infant sleep patterns and growth, the study recorded real time data over a duration of a four to 17-month span. Daily sleep patterns of infants were recorded by 23 parents involved in the study, and 5,798 daily recordings were analyzed. The study included fourteen girls and nine boys, with a median age of 12 days, who...

2011-05-01 06:40:00

New research suggests that monkeys can recollect what they have seen, much like humans. Scientists found that rhesus monkeys can recall extremely simple shapes from memory, which is evidenced by their ability to reproduce those shapes on a computer touch screen. The findings suggest that human and monkey memory is more alike than scientists had previously thought. Recall shows an ability to remember things that are not present in the moment.  It is also necessary for planning and...

2011-04-26 10:23:00

ATLANTA, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Little is known of the ancestry of Africans pulled into the trans-Atlantic slave trade. A new website, launched at Emory University this week, aims to change that. The African-Origins (http://www.african-origins.org) website provides a rare glimpse of the identities of Africans aboard early nineteenth-century slaving vessels, and through this information, the possibility of tracing the origins of millions of other Africans forcibly transported to the...

2011-04-12 11:17:15

Study finds clear relation between claustrophobic fear and basic aspects of spatial perception We all move around in a protective bubble of "near space," more commonly known as "personal space." But not everyone's bubble is the same size. People who project their personal space too far beyond their bodies, or the norm of arm's reach, are more likely to experience claustrophobic fear, a new study finds. The study, to be published in the journal Cognition, is one of the first to focus on the...

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2011-04-18 23:26:47

Sonny Carter was a physician, professional soccer player, naval officer, and NASA astronaut. He was born Manley Lanier Carter, Jr. on August 15, 1947 in Macon, Georgia. He graduated from Lanier High School in 1965 and then went to on study at Emory University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry in 1969. While at Emory, Carter played collegiate soccer and ran track. He was team captain and most valuable player of the soccer team during his senior season. In 1970, Carter...

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Word of the Day
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.