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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 >>

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Emory receives $12.7 million grant to continue oxytocin research

Emory University's Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Brain Health Center have received a five-year, $12.7 million National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grant to continue innovative research on oxytocin, a brain chemical known for establishing mother-infant bonds, at the University's Silvio O. Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition. News Story >>

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Researchers advise long-term monitoring of infants infected with Zika early after birth

A collaborative research team led by Ann Chahroudi, MD, PhD, of Emory University is recommending long-term clinical monitoring for infants infected with Zika virus early after birth. The recommendation is based on the team's research results showing for the first time that postnatal Zika virus infection of rhesus macaque infants results in persistent abnormalities in brain structure and function as well as behavior and emotions. Feature Story >>