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Joel Saltz, MDJoel Saltz, MD, PhD  
Biomedical Informatics May Be Rx for Health Care
Emory is stepping up its efforts to tap into the massive pool of biomedical data available from laboratory studies and clinical outcomes. By using innovative new software tools and collaborating with other institutions, researchers can key in on treatment improvements that could reduce the cost of healthcare. Read more. . .
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Ruth Parker, MD
Ruth Parker, MD
Health Literacy is Key to Positive Patient Outcomes
More than half of all adults in the U.S. have trouble understanding health information. Ever since Ruth Parker, MD, first published a study 20 years ago about health literacy, she's been leading the national effort to ensure that physicians communicate—and patients understand—the verbal and written instructions for their care. Read more. . .
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Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD  

Overcoming Fear
Through Biology
A profile of neuroscientist Kerry Ressler in the Bulletin of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute describes the HHMI scholar's quest to understand the biology of fear and how it is learned, remembered, and can be overcome. One of his goals is to translate basic discoveries into treatments for people traumatized by poverty and violence. Read more. . .

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Green Tea/Drug Combo Could Help Prevent Head and Neck Cancer
Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world, and the survival rate has not improved much in 30 years. By combining an extract from green tea leaves with a common cancer drug, researchers hope to stave off cancer in at-risk patients who have pre-cancerous lesions. Read more. . .
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Prairie Voles May Unlock Genetic Secrets of Pair Bonding and Monogamy

By creating the first transgenic prairie voles, a naturally occurring species of monogamous rodents, researchers at Yerkes Primate Center can better study the brain mechanisms of pair bonding and other complex social behaviors. Until now, genetic engineering in rodents has been limited to mice and rats, but voles are a better model for the biology of the social brain. Read more. . .
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