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Charles Staley, MD
Charles Staley, MD
Sound Science: Exploring New Treatments for Rare Cancers

Listen to "Sound Science" as surgical oncologist Charles Staley discusses the challenges of diagnosing and treating rare cancers, including pancreatic cancer, and his research with nanotechnology, radiofrequency ablation, and gene therapy. Go to Sound Science. . .
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Adult stem cells from monkey teeth  
Stem Cells from Monkey Teeth Stimulate Growth of Brain Cells

Adult stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth could someday be used to regenerate brain cells. When scientists at Yerkes Research Center placed adult stem cells from monkey teeth into the brains of mice they were able to generate new brain cells, including neurons. Read more . . .
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Daily Rhythms in Blood Vessels May Explain Morning Peak in Heart Attacks

Circadian patterns in our blood vessels' ability to relax may explain why heart attacks and strokes occur most often in the early morning. Endothelial cells, which are the interface between the arteries and the blood, are controlled by an inner timer in the brain, and seem to function better at night than in the early morning. Read more . . .
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Biomarker for Heart Failure
New Biomarker for Heart Failure Identified
Blood levels of resistin, a hormone produced by fat cells, can predict an individual's risk of heart failure independently of other markers. The newly discovered biomarker could be a strong indicator of new-onset heart failure, say Emory cardiologists. Read more. . .
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Guiding principles

Global Access Principles Guide Emory Technology Transfer
A new set of guiding principles for technology transfer uses "clear moral thinking" to help ensure Emory-discovered drugs and devices that reach the marketplace are accessible to citizens in the developing world. Read more. . .

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