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2010-10-12 08:00:00

Monarch butterflies appear to use medicinal plants to treat their offspring for disease, research by biologists at Emory University shows.

2010-09-30 20:12:56

As researchers and policymakers work toward an effective HIV vaccine in a constrained global economy, cost-effective prevention strategies such as Couples Voluntary Counseling and Testing (CVCT) must take a larger role in efforts to decrease the rates of HIV/AIDS in Africa, says Emory University HIV/AIDS vaccine researcher Susan Allen, MD, MPH.

2010-09-27 15:25:52

Baby boomers appear to be driving a dramatic rise in suicide rates among middle-aged people, a new study finds.

2010-09-16 12:58:59

Policymakers should increase their sense of urgency to stop the global spread of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes that threaten the health and economies of industrialized and developing nations alike.

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2010-09-03 12:24:16

A chemical analysis of the bones of ancient Nubians shows that they were regularly consuming tetracycline, most likely in their beer.

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2010-08-03 12:25:21

Tiny particles of iron oxide could become tools for simultaneous tumor imaging and treatment, because of their magnetic properties and toxic effects against brain cancer cells.

2010-07-30 09:03:00

ATLANTA, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Several leadership appointments were announced today in Southern Company's operations organization and one in its financial organization. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) In the finance organization: Xia Liu was named vice president of finance for the company's Southern Company Services subsidiary and assistant treasurer of Southern Company.In operations, which...

2010-07-21 12:24:23

By swapping out one specific hydrogen atom for an isotope twice as heavy, researchers have increased the shelf life and detection ability of fluorescent probes that are essential to studying a variety of inflammatory diseases, including cancer and atherosclerosis.

2010-07-12 13:43:19

Chagas disease, for example, is caused by a parasite that roams with only limited control among the rural poor in Latin America.

2010-07-12 13:35:13

Sewage that overflows into urban creeks and streams during periods of heavy rain can promote the spread of West Nile virus.


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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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obdormition
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