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Research Extras

Read about the new NIH-funded Center for Neurocognitive Studies in the School of Nursing, leading research in chronic illnesses associated with cognitive decline, depression, and anxiety.

Learn how Winship Cancer Institute researchers are measuring the amounts of radiation received through different breast imaging techniques through a Komen Grant.

The Friends of the National Library of Medicine recognized Raymond Schinazi and Sanjay Gupta with prestigious awards.

Winship Cancer Institute Executive Director Walter Curran, is the newest Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar.

See how a Fogarty Center grant is funding the Ethiopia-Emory TB Research Training Program in a country where the disease is considered a public health emergency.

The inaugural Infectious Disease Institute at Rollins School of Public Health introduced 26 U.S. high school students to ID research.


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Brain tangle breakthrough

Newly Found Brain Tangles are Breakthrough in Alzheimer's Understanding
Newly identified tangle-like structures that appear at early stages of Alzheimer's could change scientists' understanding of how the disease develops and progresses. These tangles (not the same as tau) seem to result from accumulated U1 proteins and lead to a dysfunction in the fundamental way genes are processed in the brain. Read more...

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Clinical Trial Begins for Latest Flu Threat: H7N9
As part of a national NIH-sponsored network, Emory is testing a vaccine for H7N9 influenza, the bird flu strain that caused severe illness and death in China last spring. Testing is especially important because humans have not developed an immunity to this strain of virus. The clinical trial will teach researchers more about this and other vaccines and help determine the best dose in different age groups. Read more...

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HERCULES: Exposome Research Center will Track Lifetime Exposures and Health Effects
The exposome includes all the lifetime exposures humans encounter in food, water, medications, and homes and through physical activity and daily stressors. A new research center takes a holistic view of exposures, the body's responses, and combined effects. Along with human genetics, the exposome will help uncover the causes of complex disorders such as autism, asthma, and Alzheimer's. Read more...

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Molecular beacons

Molecular Beacons Light Path to Cardiac Repair
A new method for purifying cardiac muscle cells from stem cell cultures could help researchers working on therapies to heal hearts damaged by heart attack or heart failure. Molecular beacons are tiny molecular "instruments" that become fluorescent when they find a specific genetic sequence. Along with cell sorting through flow cytometry, the beacons can help pick out the cardiac muscle cells. Read more...

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Suresh Ramalingam

Lung Cancer Genetic Profile Helps Provide Individualized Treatment
An Emory-developed molecular test panel screens for specific mutations in lung cancer that can help physicians determine the best and most targeted treatments. Gene mutations known to drive cancer growth or make tumors resistant to drugs can make good therapeutic targets. Researchers are working to expand the panel to include newly discovered mutations in other cancers. Read more...

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