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Construction of a new Health Sciences Research Building on the Emory campus began with an official groundbreaking June 15. More than half of the new facility on Haygood Drive will focus on pediatric research through the Emory-Children's Pediatric Research Center, a partnership between Emory and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Randy Trumbower, PhD
Randy Trumbower with a glove that measures the effects of hypoxia on hand function

Sound Science: Can Less Oxygen = More Movement in Spinal Cord Injuries?
Those who suffer incomplete spinal cord injuries still maintain neural connections that control processes from limb movements to breathing. Listen as rehabilitation medicine expert Randy Trumbower, PhD, discusses how intermittent hypoxia (low levels of oxygen in tissues) can strengthen connections between the brain and spinal cord, and facilitate movement in injured patients. Listen and read...

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Chris Larsen and Tom Pearson
Chris Larsen and Tom Pearson
  FDA   Approves Transplant Drug That Preserves Kidneys, Avoids Toxicity
Emory transplant surgeon/scientists have led a two-decades effort to develop better drugs to prevent transplant rejection. The FDA has approved Nulojix (belatacept) as a potentially less toxic alternative to the drugs used by most kidney transplant patients. It also is being tested in clinical trials of liver and islet transplants. Read more...
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Metal microneedles

  Microneedle Vaccine Protects Better Against H1N1 Flu Than Injection
Mice immunized against H1N1 flu with a skin patch of coated microneedles were still immune six months later, while mice immunized subcutaneously had a 60 percent decrease in antibody production as well as lung inflammation. Emory and Georgia Tech scientists have developed dissolving microneedle vaccine patches that could be easy and effective for flu protection. Read more...
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Fruit flies are helping scientists decipher a gene involved in intellectual disability
  Mutant Flies Shed Light on Inherited Intellectual Disability
Clumsy fruit files with poor posture are helping scientists understand inherited intellectual disability in humans, and vice versa. The flies can't hold their wings tightly against their bodies, and have trouble flying and climbing, because they have mutations in a gene called dNab2. In humans, mutations in the same gene (called ZC3H14) have been found to cause intellectual disability. Read more...
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Scientists use systems biology to search for genes involved in antibody production
  Quick Test Can Predict Immune Response to Flu Shots
Thus far it's been hard to know in advance who will benefit from a flu vaccine. Scientists have developed a new test to predict within days of vaccination whether a person will produce high levels of flu antibodies four weeks later. This could help in developing better vaccines and in monitoring immune responses in vulnerable groups, such as the elderly, infants, or those with weakened immune systems. Read more...
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