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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...

2009-08-07 10:52:40

Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, believe conventional vaccine strategies should not be the only avenue explored in the development of an effective AIDS vaccine. Based on studying simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs) in African nonhuman primates, they propose an additional new approach to the AIDS vaccine research agenda in a commentary featured in the August issue of Nature Medicine. Their recommendations outline specific research priorities and...

2009-08-06 08:45:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) today announced the launch of an Atlanta-based program aimed at improving self-management of diabetes among minority populations. In partnership with Emory University's Latino Diabetes Education Program and the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute, the program aims to advance diabetes education in Hispanic and African American populations and to improve clinical and behavioral outcomes. The announcement...

2009-08-03 09:52:28

A member of a new class of antiretroviral drugs is safe and effective for patients beginning treatment against HIV, according to researchers who have completed a two-year multisite phase III clinical trial comparing it with standard antiretroviral drugs.The results are online and scheduled for publication in an upcoming issue of the Lancet.Lead author of the Lancet article is Jeffrey Lennox, MD, professor of medicine (infectious diseases) at Emory University School of Medicine. Lennox is...

2009-07-22 14:23:06

Researchers at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, contributed key comparative data for a landmark study showing African wild chimpanzees infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), an HIV-1-like virus, die prematurely and develop hallmarks of HIV-1 infection and AIDS.This surprising discovery by scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and reported in the July 23 issue of Nature, alters the current view of AIDS virus infections in African...

2009-07-08 14:00:25

Transplant patients rely on drugs to prevent graft rejection, but at the cost of serious side effects. The class of immunosuppressive drugs known as calcineurin inhibitors (examples are cyclosporine and tacrolimus) can damage patients' kidneys and lead to high blood pressure, among other problems.A combination of treatments can effectively replace calcineurin inhibitors in preventing graft rejection when kidney transplants are performed on monkeys, scientists at the Emory Transplant Center...

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2009-06-26 14:20:00

New research suggests that a common immunosuppressive drug may have the ability to boost the power of vaccines, BBC News reported. The drug rapamycin is commonly given to transplant patients to stop their bodies rejecting donor organs, but scientists at Emory University discovered during tests on mice and monkeys that it enhanced the response of their immune system to experimental vaccines. The study also raises hopes of a new generation of potent vaccines. According to the research published...


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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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