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2010-06-24 08:49:20

A new animal model of atherosclerosis has allowed researchers to identify a host of genes turned on or off during the initial stages of the process, before a plaque appears in the affected blood vessel. The results were published June 15 in Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology. The model is the first to definitively show that disturbances in the patterns of blood flow in an artery determine where atherosclerosis will later appear, says senior author Hanjoong Jo, PhD, Ada...

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2010-06-21 05:45:00

Scientists are now saying that marine mammals are not only smarter than previously thought, but many also share several attributes once claimed to be exclusively human. Cetaceans, an order of more than 80 whales, dolphins and porpoises, have the ability to express self-awareness, suffering and have social cultures with high mental abilities, say marine biologists. If the notion is true that whales are intelligent and sentient beings, it would threaten to destroy the assumption that they are...

2010-06-15 15:37:07

Even before they learn to speak, babies are organizing information about numbers, space and time in more complex ways than previously realized, a study led by Emory University psychologist Stella Lourenco finds. "We've shown that 9-month-olds are sensitive to 'more than' or 'less than' relations across the number, size and duration of objects. And what's really remarkable is they only need experience with one of these quantitative concepts in order to guess what the other quantities should...

2010-05-25 08:58:19

Researchers have identified a distinct pattern of gene expression in the largest reported group of kidney transplant recipients who have not rejected the transplant kidneys even though they stopped taking anti-rejection drugs. This finding may help identify other transplant recipients who could safely reduce or end use of immunosuppressive therapy. In 2008, more than 80,000 people in the United States were living with a kidney transplant. The findings come from the Immune Tolerance Network...

2010-05-18 14:08:00

ATLANTA, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About 2,600 athletes and coaches from all over Georgia will compete in Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) State Summer Games May 21-23 at Emory University. Athletes will compete in athletics, aquatics, soccer, soccer skills, badminton, volleyball, table tennis, tennis, and gymnastics. Friday, before the games begin, a Law Enforcement Torch Run press conference will be held at 9 a.m. on the capitol steps. Governor Sonny Perdue will attend and thank...

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2010-05-07 08:48:13

Emory scientists have discovered that simple peptides can organize into bi-layer membranes. The finding suggests a "missing link" between the pre-biotic Earth's chemical inventory and the organizational scaffolding essential to life. "We've shown that peptides can form the kind of membranes needed to create long-range order," says chemistry graduate student Seth Childers, lead author of the paper recently published by the German Chemical Society's Angewandte Chemie. "What's also interesting...

2010-05-05 16:32:00

ATLANTA, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia will continue to accelerate the growth of its bioscience industry at the annual BIO International Convention in Chicago, the largest global event for the biotechnology industry. The event attracts the biggest names in biotech and offers key partnering opportunities as well as insights into major trends. "This strategic industry for the state continues to experience significant growth in the wake of last year's convention in Georgia," said Governor...

2010-04-02 08:57:06

Four drugs used to treat HIV infection can inhibit a retrovirus recently linked to prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome, researchers at Emory University/Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Utah have shown. The results were published on April 1, 2010 by the journal PLoS One. The findings suggest that if XMRV (xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus) is proven to be a cause for prostate cancer or chronic fatigue syndrome, those illnesses may be treatable...

2010-03-31 12:57:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CUR) today provided a financial and business update for the year ended December 31, 2009. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061221/DCTH007LOGO ) "2009 was a pivotal year for Neuralstem as we made the transition into a clinical stage company," Neuralstem CEO and President, Richard Garr, stated. "The U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved the company's clinical trial to treat ALS (Amytrophic...

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2010-03-31 14:27:54

T cell receptors are among the most important molecules in the immune system because of their role in recognizing the antigens that signal such threats as viruses and cancer. The receptors must also distinguish these threats from the body's own cells to avoid triggering an unwanted immune system response. Recognition requires direct physical contact between the receptor and the antigen. Researchers attempting to understand this critical mechanism, therefore, have been studying such factors as...


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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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