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Javed Butler
Todd Sherer, PhD
Sound Science: Technology Transfer –– Bringing Reseach to the People
Listen to Sound Science as Todd Sherer, director of Emory's Technology Transfer office, discusses how he and his staff bring biomedical research more rapidly to patients by transferring discoveries to the marketplace. Sherer and his team will be part of the Georgia Pavilion at the 2009 BIO International Convention in Atlanta, May 18-22. Read more. . .
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The H1N1 Influenza Virus
Emory Plays Leading Role in National H1N1 Research Effort
The Emory-UGA Influenza Research Center is one of six NIH national flu centers that have been asked to focus on emergency H1N1 research. Highly targeted monoclonal antibodies against the virus, an alternate vaccine method using virus-like particles, and detailed studies about how the virus is transmitted are key parts of the effort to understand and fight the virus. Read and listen. . .
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DNA sequencing
New compact DNA technologies bring sequencing to the lab
Genomics Core Lab Brings "Next-Generation DNA Sequencing" to Emory
A new Emory-Georgia Research Alliance core genomics laboratory allows scientists to read almost a third of the entire human genome in a single experiment. Revolutionary advances in DNA sequencing have turned what used to require a large genome center into a bench-top instrument. Read more. . .
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Unraveling Autism
Gene differences within families help uncover autism clues
Geneticists Work With Clinicians to Unravel Autism and Its Triggers, One Gene at a Time
With the only known causes of autism being genetic, scientists are working with families to identify the different genes, multiple gene interactions, and possible environmental triggers involved in what could be 100 or more different kinds of autism spectrum disorders. Read more. . .
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Sleep Apnea
Blood oxygen levels fall during sleep apnea
Sleep Apnea Increases Heart Disease Risk
The periodic interruptions in breathing during the night, called sleep apnea, are not just annoying, but they also can lead to heart and vascular disease. The culprit may be the enzyme NADPH oxidase, which interferes with blood vessels' ability to relax. Read more. . .
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