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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.

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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.

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2011-05-01 06:40:00

New research suggests that monkeys can recollect what they have seen, much like humans.

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.

2011-04-12 11:17:15

We all move around in a protective bubble of "near space," more commonly known as "personal space."

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2011-04-08 09:05:00

Contagious yawning is not just a marker of sleepiness or boredom, it may actually be a sign of a social connection between individuals.

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2011-04-06 08:25:33

It’s been a puzzle why our two closest living primate relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, have widely different social traits, despite belonging to the same genus.

2011-04-05 00:26:08

Measuring oxidative stress may help doctors predict the risk of developing atrial fibrillation, the most common heart beat irregularity.

2011-04-04 13:07:05

A lack of vitamin D, even in generally healthy people, is linked with stiffer arteries and an inability of blood vessels to relax.

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2011-03-31 11:13:27

Children suffering from extreme social anxiety are trapped in a nightmare of misinterpreted facial expressions: They confuse angry faces with sad ones, a new study shows.


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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
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.