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Ann Rogers, PhD
Ann Rogers, PhD, RN

Sound Science: Weighing In on Sleep and Body Mass
Most people who have tried to lose weight say doing so can be a difficult proposition under any circumstance. But what if getting enough sleep made it easier? That’s the question sleep expert Ann E. Rogers, PhD, RN, discusses in the latest Sound Science. Listen and read. . .

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Drug Discovery
Widely used AIDS drugs invented at Emory

  Study Ranks Emory Among Top Five Public Contributors to Drug Discovery
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that Emory University is the fourth largest contributor to the discovery of new drugs and vaccines by U.S. public-sector institutions. The contributors include federally funded universities, research hospitals, and federal laboratories, such as the National Institutes of Health. Read more. . .
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Mitochondria Protein and Parkinson's Disease

Mitochondria are the power plants of cells
  Mitochondria Protein May Play Early Role in Parkinson's Disease
Problems with a protein in mitochondria—the miniature power plants of cells—may be an early step in the progress of Parkinson's disease. Researchers have found that the protein MEF2D, which helps brain cells withstand stress and toxins and keeps mitochondria well tuned, is especially sensitive to impairment in Parkinson's disease. Read more. .
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Mitochondria Protein and Parkinson's Disease

Gold-based nanoparticles can detect circulating tumor cells.
  Nanoparticles May Help Detect Circulating Tumor Cells
Oncologists are experimenting with new techniques to detect circulating tumor cells in the blood of cancer patients. Emory and Georgia Tech scientists are trying to improve the accuracy of these tests by using gold nanoparticles embedded with dyes that can be tracked with laser spectroscopy. These tiny particles could help physicians evaluate the progress of treatment or monitor patients for metastasis. Read more. .
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Michael Davis, PhD
Michael Davis, PhD


Brain Chemical Linked to Migraines Could Be Target for Anxiety Therapy
A brain chemical known primarily for its role in driving migraine headaches may also increase anxiety. Researchers studying rats found that when they introduced the peptide CGRP into a certain area of the brain, it increased the rats' responses to loud noises or light. The discovery coud lead to new drug targets to reduce anxiety. Read more. . .

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