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2014-03-17 23:01:51

The Georgia State University School of Public Health, in collaboration with Emory University, will host the Vitality Institute’s Atlanta Forum “Building Healthier Societies: Pioneering Perspectives” on Wednesday, March 19. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 The Georgia State University School of Public Health, in collaboration with Emory University, will host the Vitality Institute’s Atlanta Forum “Building Healthier Societies: Pioneering Perspectives” on Wednesday, March...

2014-03-05 10:59:39

Many breast cancer survivors experience fatigue and other debilitating symptoms that persist months to years after their course of treatment has ended. Now researchers at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have found clues that may explain how these symptoms can linger. Chemotherapy, one of the major treatments for breast cancer, can leave a long-lasting epigenetic imprint in the DNA of breast cancer patients’ blood cells. That imprint is associated with biological signs of...

2014-02-27 23:27:50

Leading Metro Atlanta organizations across a large spectrum of industries are stepping up to help support The Atlanta Science Festival, an eight-day series of science-and technology-related events taking place citywide. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Leading Metro Atlanta organizations across a large spectrum of industries are stepping up to help support The Atlanta Science Festival, an eight-day series of science-and technology-related events taking place citywide. The...

Compassion Can Be Exhibited By Elephants
2014-02-18 10:02:41

[ Watch the Video: What Do Elephants And Humans Have In Common? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People often reflexively put their arm around someone else in distress and a new study from researchers at Emory University in the journal PeerJ has found that elephants also console each other in times of need. Study author Joshua Plotnik, a graduate student at Emory, said the physical touches and vocalizations he and his co-author recorded are the first bits of...

White-throated Sparrow Study Traces Social Behaviors To Specific Gene
2014-01-15 09:31:53

Emory University A unique study of the white-throated sparrow has identified a biological pathway connecting variation in the birds’ aggression and parenting behaviors in the wild to variation in their genome. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) is publishing the results of the experiments, conducted by the lab of neuroscientist Donna Maney in Emory University’s Department of Psychology. The research, which comprised behavioral observations of the study...

2014-01-08 17:36:49

Researchers at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have discovered a more effective drug delivery system using nanotechnology that could one day significantly affect cancer prevention. The study, published today in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, involved the use of microscopic amounts of the naturally occurring antioxidant, luteolin, that were encapsulated in a water-soluble polymer. When injected into mice the...

Imaging Technology May Unlock Childhood Disease Mystery
2013-12-30 13:34:27

Georgia Institute of Technology By the time they're two, most children have had respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and suffered symptoms no worse than a bad cold. But for some children, especially premature babies and those with underlying health conditions, RSV can lead to pneumonia and bronchitis – which can require hospitalization and have long-term consequences. A new technique for studying the structure of the RSV virion and the activity of RSV in living cells could help...

2013-12-18 14:53:42

Researchers at Emory and Georgia Tech have developed a potential treatment for atherosclerosis that targets a master controller of the process. The results are scheduled for publication Dec. 18 in the journal Nature Communications. In a twist, the master controller comes from a source that scientists had thought was leftover garbage. It is a micro RNA molecule, which comes from an unused template that remains after punching out ribosomes –– workhorse protein factories found in all...

Molecular Biomarkers Of Vaccine Immunity Identified
2013-12-16 12:33:15

Emory University Testing the efficacy of vaccines in clinical trials takes years, even decades. Yet challenging infections like HIV, malaria and dengue are striking today. To speed up vaccine testing, scientists at the Emory Vaccine Center have established a goal of creating a “vaccine gene chip.” This device could read the activity of all the genes in the genome in white blood cells within a few days of administration of a test vaccine. Reading such “molecular signatures” would...

Training Dogs To To Undergo Successful Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
2013-12-05 06:23:55

Emory University After capturing the first brain images of two alert, unrestrained dogs last year, researchers at Emory University have confirmed their methods and results by replicating them in an experiment involving 13 dogs. The research, published by the Public Library of Science One (PLOS One), showed that most of the dogs had a positive response in the caudate region of the brain when given a hand signal indicating they would receive a food treat, as compared to a different hand...


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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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Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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