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2009-10-16 14:29:00

BOSTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent, author and neurosurgeon, will open the 2009-2010 Bunker Hill Community College "Compelling Conversations" speaker series. Gupta will speak at 1 p.m., Tuesday, October 27, 2009, in the A300 auditorium. A leader in the national dialogue on healthcare, Dr. Gupta contributes frequent stories to the CNN television shows "American Morning" and "House Call with Sanjay Gupta." Based in Atlanta, GA,...

2009-10-16 14:09:51

Rodent and nonhuman primate studies are integral part of improving human health Neuroscience researchers from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, will present a wide range of research topics at the Society for Neuroscience's 39th annual meeting in Chicago, Oct. 17-21, 2009. The information below is a representation of the neuroscience research Yerkes scientists will be discussing. To learn more about ongoing research and scientific resources available at the Yerkes...

2009-09-19 10:20:52

A study of how HIV mutates in response to immune system pressure by Emory Vaccine Center researchers shows that the virus can take several escape routes, not one preferred route. The results are online and scheduled for publication in the September issue of the journal Public Library of Science Pathogens. The human immune system has the ability to temporarily overpower HIV in early infection. Recent research has shown that most newly infected patients develop neutralizing antibodies. These...

2009-09-14 08:30:00

Atlanta to Serve as Stage for Premier Discussion on HIV Vaccine Development NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise (the Enterprise) today announced that the Center for AIDS Research at Emory University (CFAR) in Atlanta, Georgia will serve as Local Host of AIDS Vaccine 2010, the largest and most important global scientific conference focused on AIDS vaccine research. AIDS 2010 is to be held September 28 to October 1, 2010. This annual...

2009-09-01 09:31:00

Strategies for a Critical Time ATLANTA, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ - The business of healthcare is at a historical turning point. The country is now embroiled in a spirited debate about healthcare reform. The implications are massive for medical device, diagnostic, biopharmaceutical, healthcare information system, and service companies, not to mention hospitals, healthcare providers and investors. At this critical junction and in the midst of a severe economic downturn, Insight is proud to...

2009-08-31 13:10:00

Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have demonstrated that prairie voles may be a useful model in understanding the neurochemistry of social behavior. By influencing early social experience in prairie voles, researchers hope to gain greater insight into what aspects of early social experience drive diversity in adult social behavior. The study is currently available online in a special edition of Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience that is focused on...

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2009-08-28 10:20:00

Increased use of medical scans could have a dangerous impact on the health of Americans under age 65, according to a recent study. Writing in The New England Journal Of Medicine, Dr. Reza Fazel of Emory University and colleagues, found that the cumulative amount of radiation from repeated scans could pose a health risk to patients. Fazel and his team conducted a three-year study of almost 1 million Americans between the ages of 18 and 64. The study was based on data from a 2005-2007 survey of...

2009-08-26 08:04:58

A new study using brain imaging to study teen behavior indicates that adolescents who engage in dangerous activities have frontal white matter tracts that are more adult in form than their more conservative peers.The brain goes through a course of maturation during adolescence and does not reach its adult form until the mid-twenties. A long-standing theory of adolescent behavior has assumed that this delayed brain maturation is the cause of impulsive and dangerous decisions in adolescence....

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2009-08-11 08:25:00

"Imagine you're a water molecule in a glass of ice water, and you're floating right on the boundary of the ice and the water," proposes Emory University physicist Eric Weeks. "So how do you know if you're a solid or a liquid?"Weeks' lab recently captured the first images of what's actually happening in this fuzzy area of the crystal/liquid interface. The lab's data, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), make the waves between the two states of...

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2009-08-08 09:10:00

U.S. births fell nearly 2 percent last year compared with 2007, the first annual decline since the decade began, with some experts saying the recession is to blame.Others, however, say a recent decline in immigration to the U.S. may have also played a role in the end of America's recent baby boomlet.The Great Depression and subsequent recessions were all accompanied by declining births, said Emory University professor Carol Hogue.  The figures never turned around until the economy...


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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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