Research & Clinical Trials
CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, delivered by viral vector into the brain, can reverse Huntington's pathology and motor symptoms in a mouse model of the inherited neurological disorder, Emory scientists report. Shi-Hua Li, MD, of Emory University, describes the implications of this discovery.
Date: July 5, 2017
When facing a life-threatening infection, the "yuck factor" is a minor concern. Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT for short) has become an accepted treatment for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, which can cause severe diarrhea and intestinal inflammation.
Date: April 11, 2017
Former Department of Medicine chairs Juha P. Kokko, MD, PhD; Wayne Alexander, MD, PhD; and David Stephens, MD discuss the history of research in the Emory University Department of Medicine.
Date: Dec. 28, 2016
Emory University chemists provide the first direct evidence that a T cell gives precise mechanical tugs to other cells, and demonstrate that these tugs are central to a T cell's process of deciding whether to mount an immune response. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published the research, led by physical chemist Khalid Salaita.
Date: May 5, 2016
Emory researchers Dr. Ignacio Sanz and postdoc Christopher Tipton have been examining the spectrum of immune responses during a lupus flare. Their findings were published in the July 25th issue of Nature Immunology and are explained in this video by the two researchers.
Date: November 2, 2015
Understanding cancer cell behavior is a fundamental step toward advancing precision medicine. Winship Cancer Institute's Adam Marcus, PhD, shows how his lab is isolating and studying the behavior “leader” cells that may be the key to cancer metastasis.
Date: September 28, 2015
The summer of 2015 marked one year since Emory University Hospital prepared to accept the first patient to be treated for Ebola virus disease in the United States. Over three months in 2014, the hospital's Serious Communicable Disease Unit successfully treated four patients, and over ensuing year and beyond physicians, nurses and scientists have worked with the CDC and other institutions to share lessons of preparedness, prevention and treatment with colleagues throughout the United States and in West Africa and to conduct research aimed at developing more effective vaccines and therapies.
Date: July 24, 2015
In a continuation of clinical trials related to the biological benefits of massage therapy, Emory researchers are currently studying how massage may help reduce fatigue in breast cancer patients.
Date: June 9, 2015
A first-in-man clinical trial, testing a newly developed drug for a rare genetic condition called mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II) or Hunter syndrome, is underway at Emory University.
Date: June 2, 2015
Lawrence Scahill and Karen Bearss describe the results of a multi-site study sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The study finds young children with autism spectrum disorder and serious behavioral problems respond positively to a 24-week structured parent training. The benefits of parent training endured for up to six months post intervention.
Date: April 21, 2015
Disturbed patterns of blood flow induce lasting epigenetic changes to genes in the cells that line blood vessels, and those changes contribute to atherosclerosis, researchers have found. Atherosclerosis is the buildup of fats and inflammatory cells in arteries, a process that can lead to heart attacks and strokes. The curvature of arteries and resulting disturbed flow influence where atherosclerotic plaques develop. Biomedical engineer Hanjoong Jo and his colleagues have developed a model that allows them to see the inflammatory effects of disturbed blood flow quickly. Jo is professor of biomedical engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University.
May 28, 2014
Doctors and patients at Emory University Hospitals talk about the benefits of clinical trials.
Date: March 3, 2014
Trauma can scar people so indelibly that their children are affected. History provides examples of generations traumatized by war and starvation whose children experience altered physiology. Now researchers at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University have found an instance of animals passing on more specific information about a traumatic experience to their offspring. That information comes not through social communication, but through inheritance.
January 16, 2014