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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...

2010-03-26 07:23:35

Millions of patients with high blood pressure and heart failure take a class of drugs known as ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors. These drugs prevent the body from processing angiotensin II, a hormone that constricts blood vessels. Scientists at Emory University, University of Alabama, Birmingham, and Fukuoka University in Japan have shown that another enzyme present in the heart called chymase is also capable of processing angiotensin II. Adding drugs that interfere with chymase...

2010-03-18 14:27:27

Signals released by immune cells during a bout of inflammatory bowel disease interfere with intestinal cells' ability to regenerate. Yet people with inflammatory bowel diseases have a significantly higher risk of developing colon cancer: a hyper-activation of growth in those same intestinal cells. Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have identified a feedback loop involving a growth-regulating circuit in intestinal cells, which helps explain these apparently contradictory...

2010-03-15 16:01:25

The left main coronary artery provides most of the blood to the heart, and current guidelines call for patients with blockages in this artery to undergo bypass surgery. Hybrid revascularization is a combination of coronary artery bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Emory physicians have been performing these procedures "off-pump" in a minimally invasive fashion, without breaking open the chest. This technique is also known as "endo-ACAB" (endoscopic atraumatic...

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2010-03-12 09:13:00

Emory University chemists have developed the most potent homogeneous catalyst known for water oxidation, considered a crucial component for generating clean hydrogen fuel using only water and sunlight. The breakthrough, published March 11 in the journal Science, was made in collaboration with the Paris Institute of Molecular Chemistry. The fastest, carbon-free molecular water oxidation catalyst (WOC) to date "has really upped the standard from the other known homogeneous WOCs," said Emory...

2010-03-04 16:51:32

Increased appetite and insulin resistance can be transferred from one mouse to another via intestinal bacteria, according to research being published online this week by Science magazine. The finding strengthens the case that intestinal bacteria can contribute to human obesity and metabolic disease, since previous research has shown that intestinal bacterial populations differ between obese and lean humans. "It has been assumed that the obesity epidemic in the developed world is driven by an...


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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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