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Sound Science: Marrying Ethics and Medicine
Listen to Sound Science as bioethicist Paul Wolpe discusses some of the many provocative ethical issues in medicine that require thoughtful consideration and complex decision making by researchers and physicians.
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The Fragile X Team
 
Two Decades of Fragile X Research Lead to Testing of Targeted Treatment
Emory scientists have been research leaders in fragile X syndrome–– the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability. Geneticist Stephen Warren headed the 1991 team that identified the mutated gene on the X chromosome, and he has continued making new discoveries. Now a possible treatment is in sight, and Emory is part of a clinical trial testing targeted drug therapy. Read more...
 
       
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Celebration of Technology and Innovation Recognizes Tech Transfer Success
A fourth annual tech transfer event highlights biotech innovations from Emory scientists and entrepreneurs in neurology, cancer, ophthalmology, and emergency medicine. Speaker Joseph Allen, the top senate staffer securing passage of the Bayh-Dole Act, keynotes the March 25 program at the Emory Conference Center. To RSVP...
 
       
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obesity and meatabolic disease
 
Are Obesity and Metabolic Disease Contagious?
Although it's often assumed the obesity epidemic is driven by high-calorie foods, a sedentary lifestyle, and undisciplined eating, intestinal bacteria also may contribute to changes in appetite and metabolism. Popuations of intestinal bacteria differ between obese and lean humans, and these bacteria can transfer increased appetite and insulin resistance from mouse to mouse. Read more...
 
       
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New National Science Foundation Center Advances Cell Systems Research
Georgia Tech and Emory biomedical engineers will partner with MIT and the University of Illinois in a $25 million NSF grant for the Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems Center. EBICS will focus on complex biological systems, create new educational programs, and involve underrepresented groups in science and engineering. Read more...

 
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