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Charles Raison, MDCharles Raison, MD  
Sound Science: Mind Does Matter
Listen to Sound Science as Charles Raison, MD, discusses how stress and the immune system interact to make people depressed when they're sick and sick when they're depressed. "Compassion meditation" may reduce inflammatory and behavioral responses to stress and their link to serious illnesses. Read and listen. . .
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Bruno Frazier, Georgia Chen and Dong Shin
Bruno Frazier, PhD, Georgia Chen, PhD, and Dong Shin, MD
New Tools of Cancer Diagnosis
Georgia Tech's Research Horizons magazine highlights stunning new biotech tools for cancer detection being developed by teams from Georgia Tech and Emory. Discoveries include gold nanoparticles, a breath test for cancer diagnosis, robotic surgical tools, biomarker software, and microdevices to separate cells. Read more. . .
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Predictive Health Symposium
Fifth Predictive Health Symposium: Human Health: Molecules to Mankind

The Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Symposium, Dec. 14-15 at the Emory Conference Center, highlights the integration of biology, behavior, and the environment, aimed at maintaining health rather than treating disease. To register. . .
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Cysteine and cystine
Marker of Oxidative Stress Predicts Heart Disease Outcomes
Judging from the ads touting antioxidant properties of juices and teas, consumers are aware of the dangers of oxidative stress. But what is the best way to measure and fight it? Researchers have found that cystine, an oxidized form of the amino acid cysteine, found in the blood, may predict risk for heart disease. Read more. . .
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Jing Chen, PhD, and Taro Hitosugi, PhDJing Chen, PhD, and
Taro Hitosugi, PhD

Cancers' Sweet Tooth May Be Weakness

Scientists who study cancer have known for decades that cancer cells tend to consume more glucose, or blood sugar, than healthy cells. Now an Emory team has identified a way to possibly exploit the pedal-to-the-metal signals driving cancer cells' taste for glucose. Read more. . .
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