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Research Extras

Read Emory Magazine's story on 16 Discoveries That Could Save (or at Least Change) Your Life. Most are from the Woodruff Health Sciences Center. The magazine also includes WHSC stories on ALS, traumatic brain injury, the brain's response to art, space radiation studies, and nursing research, among others.

Emory Public Health Magazine reflects on 30 years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Read compelling stories and view video interviews with Emory public health faculty who describe an incredible variety and depth of research, treatment, and outreach to confront this overwhelming disease.

The National Academy of Sciences has elected Human Genetics Chair Stephen Warren as one of its newest members. View a list of WHSC Distinguished Faculty in the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.







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Arshed Quyyumi, MD
Arshed Quyyumi, MD

Sound Science: When Mental Stress Leads to Restricted Blood Flow
Cardiac patients whose restricted blood flow is brought on by psychological stress have worse outcomes than those whose condition is triggered by physical exertion. But why? Cardiology researcher Arshed Quyyumi, MD, suspects the answer lies in the endothelium, the lining of the blood vessels. Learn more about mental stress ischemia in the latest Sound Science. Listen and read...

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  WHSC Research Strategic Plan Celebrates Success, Guides Future
A new five-year WHSC research strategic plan builds on ongoing successes and outlines initiatives to meet challenges in funding, faculty, and facilities. Find out more about the rise of Emory's reputation and research results and strategies to maintain momentum. Read more...
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  Molecular Matchmakers Advance Emory Drug Discovery
As Emory receives national recognition for its HIV/ AIDS drug discovery successes, scientists are branching out with promising research and industry collaborations for drugs in cancer, stroke, transplant, traumatic brain injury, intellectual disability, and emerging infections. An Emory Health magazine story details progress and promise. Read more...
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Gang Bao, PhD
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  Social Bonding in Prairie Voles Guides Autism Research
The prairie vole, a species that creates deep social bonds while mating, is helping researchers test the effectiveness of drugs to treat autism. Researchers have found that the drug D-cycloserine encourages the voles to bond more quickly by interacting with the brain's social information processing circuits. Read more...
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  Exercise Protects the Heart Via Nitric Oxide
Exercise reduces heart attack risk and also protects the heart if a heart attack does occur. Nitric oxide turns on chemical pathways that relax blood vessels to increase blood flow and activate survival pathways. Both the chemical nitrite, and nitrosothiols, where nitric oxide attaches to proteins, act as convertible reservoirs for nitric oxide when the body needs it due to lack of blood flow or lack of oxygen. Read more...
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