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Learning from lampreys

Lampreys are described as primitive predators, aggressive flesh feeders, and piston-tongued parasites. But in immunologist Max Cooper’s Emory Vaccine Center lab, researchers see lampreys as windows into the distant past and biomedical treasure troves that may contain disease-fighting secrets from another eon. Feature Story >>


All in the Mind

Examining the pathology behind why the brain short-circuits could help scientists make it stop. News Story >>

David Weiss

Bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotic missed by standard tests

Emory microbiologists have detected "heteroresistance" to colistin, a last-resort antibiotic, in already highly resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, a bacterium that causes blood, soft tissue and urinary tract infections. Feature Story >>