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NIH stimulus funding supports Emory biomedical scientists

At least 50 research projects so far, supported by more than $10 million in stimulus grants from the National Institutes of Health, are expected to lead to new discoveries at Emory University that will improve medical treatment, create new jobs, and provide additional educational opportunities for...

Syntermed licenses Emory ERTb software for enhanced cardiac imaging

A comprehensive software package designed to significantly improve the quality and accessibility of nuclear cardiology images has been licensed by Emory University to Syntermed, an Atlanta-based nuclear medicine imaging and informatics software company. The software, called the Emory Reconstructi...

Dolphin 'therapy' a dangerous fad, Emory researchers warn

People suffering from chronic mental or physical disabilities should not resort to a dolphin "healing" experience, warn two researchers from Emory University. Lori Marino, senior lecturer in the Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Program, has teamed with Scott Lilienfeld, professor in the Departm...

Simons Foundation awards Emory scientists $3M for autism gene research

The Simons Foundation has awarded scientists at Emory University School of Medicine a three-year grant of more than $3 million to uncover genes on the X chromosome that may contribute to the development of autism. Stephen T. Warren, PhD, chair of the Emory Department of Human Genetics, is princ...

Urban water ecology at the ESA annual meeting

...tion is harmful to most organisms, there is one group of insects that thrives on it: mosquitoes. Luis Fernando Chaves, a post-doctoral researcher at emory University, and his team discovered mosquitoes in abundance in a sewage-contaminated stream in Atlanta, but rarely in a nearby clean stream. They also...

Down Under dinosaur burrow discovery provides climate change clues

...of his discovery in Montana of the first trace fossil of a dinosaur burrow, emory University paleontologist Anthony Martin has found evidence of more dinosau... fossil crayfish burrows from the same area. Martin teaches a seminar at emory on modern-day animal tracking, a skill that he says aids him in finding sig...

Landmark project to map genomics of complex ant systems

... emory researchers are tapping the latest-generation DNA sequencing technology to become the first explorers of the genomics of agricultural ant societies. ...

New center at Georgia Tech aims to improve recovery of soldiers with severe injuries

...r Barbara Boyan, the Price Gilbert, Jr. Chair in Tissue Engineering at the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and emory University. The center will leverage the expertise of Georgia Tech researchers in musculoskeletal biology and regenerative medicine to quickly move...

Rumbaugh's theory links positions of Wilson, Skinner

...e calls one of the world's most accomplished primatologists. After a distinguished research and teaching career that included Yerkes Primate Center at emory University and Georgia State University, where he cofounded the Language Research Center, Rumbaugh moved professionally to Des Moines when the LRC's b...

DNA repair mechanisms relocate in response to stress

... their help, a collaborative team of scientists at emory University School of Medicine has found. The si...s. The study integrated the expertise of three emory groups and resulted in a new level of understandin...radiation oncology, and hematology and oncology at emory University School of Medicine. The results were...

Tips from the American Journal of Pathology

...sease hippocampus. Am J Pathol 2009, 174: 1241-1251 Bacterial Toxin Leads to Systemic Infection A group led by Dr. Michael Klapproth at emory University, Atlanta suggests that bacterial lymphotoxin disrupts intestinal epithelial barrier function. They report these findings in the April 2009...

40 minority scientists receive travel fellowships to Experimental Biology 2009 in New Orleans

...ity of Mississippi Medical Center Karl D. Pendergrass, Wake Forest University Arthur J. Pope, University Of Florida Clintoria L. Richards-Williams, emory University/Atlanta VA Medical Center Lilliana Sanchez, University of New Mexico Olga I. Santiago, Ponce School of Medicine Aerial L. Singleton, New...

New orthopaedic society launched to promote research, use of biologic treatments

...unding members of the Biologic Orthopaedic Society are: Steven P. Arnoczky, DVM, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich. Scott D. Boden, MD, emory University, Atlanta, Ga. Neal S. El Attrache, MD, Kerlan-Jobe Clinic, Los Angeles, Calif. Lisa Ann Fortier, DVM, PhD, Cornell University, Ithaca, N....

March of Dimes provides $2.7 million in new funding for preterm birth research

...ular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Ramkumar Menon, MS, PhD, associate research professor, Department of Epidemiology, emory University, Atlanta, GA; Deborah McColl Money, BSc, MD, FRCSC, associate professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British C...

Scientists can predict nano drug outcome

...earch could help determine which patients will respond best to cancer-fighting nano drugs. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and emory University also participated in the study, which appears in the February issue of Radiology . The investigators used contrast agents encapsulated ...

Georgia Stem Cell Initiative meets on MCG campus Feb. 10

...ether research universities, such as the University of Georgia and the Georgia Institute of Technology, with academic medical centers, such as MCG and emory University, that can carry out clinical trials. As examples, UGA's Steve Dalton recently began collaborating with Dr. Hill and other MCG scientists in...

New technique images tumor vessel leakiness to predict breast cancer chemotherapy outcome

...ment of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and emory University. "By simply measuring how much contrast...echopoulos, an assistant professor in radiology at emory University; Andrew Karellas, a former professor in the emory University Winship Cancer Institute currently at t...

The Evolution of Human Aggression: Feb. 25-27 conference

... p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, Utah Museum of Fine Arts Dumke Auditorium Opening keynote address by primate expert and psychology Prof. Frans de Waal from emory University in Atlanta. De Waal's talk is titled, "Destined to Wage War Forever? The Evolution of Peacemaking among Primates." 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb....

HWI scientist first in world to unravel structure of key breast cancer target enzyme

... also will be working with collaborators to develop medicinal complexes for testing. In collaboration with organic synthetic chemist Dr. Huw Davies of emory University and RPCI colleagues, they will conduct cellular and animal studies of those complexes. What Was The Project History? The aromatase a...

Researchers create new class of fluorescent dyes to detect reactive oxygen species in vivo

...Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and emory University. Details of the hydrocyanine synthesis process and experimen...professor in the Coulter Department and Emory's Division of Cardiology, and emory postdoctoral fellow Sarah Knight, tested the ability of the dyes to detect ...

'Strained' quantum dots show new optical properties

...e limitations related to their size and possible toxicity. Scientists at emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have found a way around ...Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and emory University. "We have discovered another way to tune quantum dots' propertie...

Mapping a clan of mobile selfish genes

...hink of them as molecular machines that can copy themselves and move around the genome, says Scott Devine, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry at emory University School of Medicine. "These elements pose a major threat to our genetic information, because they can damage genes when they jump into them,...

Drug-embedded microparticles bolster heart function in animal studies

... Researchers at emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology have developed tiny polymer ...Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and emory University. "If you look at previous studies to see what it would take t...

Novel publishing approach puts textbook in more hands

...which initiated the project. Varki is Professor at the University of California, San Diego. The Consortium also includes Professors Richard Cummings, emory University; Jeffrey Esko, UC San Diego; Hudson Freeze, Burnham Institute for Medical Research; Pamela Stanley, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Ne...

Lack of vitamin D linked to Parkinson's disease

...sufficient levels of vitamin D in a new study from emory University School of Medicine. The fraction of...Tangpricha, MD, assistant professor of medicine at emory and director of the Endocrine Clinical Research Un...r normal functions of these cells, Evatt says. emory clinicians are conducting further research to inve...

Is that song sexy or just so-so?

...exy sometimes and so annoying at other times? A songbird study conducted by emory University sheds new light on this question, showing that a change in hormo...r the behavior, and a hormonal milieu that facilitates or permits it," says emory neuroscientist Donna Maney, who led the study. "Our results demonstrate a p...

Why some primates, but not humans, can live with immunodeficiency viruses and not progress to AIDS

...om Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the emory Vaccine Center has discovered that the immune syst...r author. Feinberg is a former investigator at the emory Vaccine Center and the Yerkes Research Center and a professor of medicine at the emory University School of Medicine. He currently serves...

NIEHS invests $21.25 million to find environmental causes of Parkinson's disease

... three grantees include: Gary Miller, Ph.D., emory University, Atlanta Parkinson's disease (PD) has...lead to new therapeutic targets. In addition, the emory team will be attempting to develop new biomarkers ... by reducing free radical stress. "The UCLA and emory CNS grants will extend the exciting lines of resea...

Herpes drug inhibits HIV in patients infected with both viruses

... while Dr. Matthias Gotte, Associate Professor in Biochemical Virology at McGill's Department of Microbiology and Immunology, along with colleagues at emory University, helped explain the precise molecular mechanisms. According to Dr. Gotte, HIV/herpes co-infection rates are very high and carry signific...

Prosthetic vein valve designed to direct blood flow shows promising pre-clinical results

...f Biomedical Engineering; Ross Milner, an assistant professor of surgery at emory University; consultant Harris Bergman, a former Georgia Tech graduate stude...one. The researchers will begin conducting preclinical animal trials at emory University in October to test the in vivo biocompatibility and performance ...

Aberrations in region of chromosome 1q21.1 associated with broad range of disorders in children

...earrangements of Chromosome 1q21.1 and Variable Pediatric Phenotypes." The results are discussed in an accompanying editorial by David H. Ledbetter of emory University in Atlanta. Deletions and duplications of major sections of the human genome have long been known to cause disease or make a person susc...

Gap junction protein vital to successful pregnancy, researchers find

...s report. The findings, from researchers at the University of Illinois, emory University, Baylor College of Medicine and New York University, appear in t...erus. In human endometrial cells (provided by co-author Robert Taylor of emory University), Cx43 enhanced the differentiation of cells that make up the st...

Engineers create bone that blends into tendons

... more closely mimic these natural architectures is a critical challenge for the next wave of tissue engineering," said Phillips, who is now working at emory University as a postdoctoral research fellow in developmental biology. Now that they have been able to demonstrate that they can implant the tissue...

Biodegradable polymers show promise for improving treatment of acute inflammatory diseases

...ment of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and emory University. "The major advantage to using these po...professor in the Division of Digestive Diseases at emory University, to investigate loading these polyketal..., are collaborating on this project. Georgia Tech, emory and the University of Rochester have filed three p...

Class of antibiotics can enhance gene-silencing tool

...as a tool to treat a variety of diseases if it can be adapted to humans. emory University researchers have discovered that antibiotics known as fluoroquin... says senior author Peng Jin, PhD, assistant professor of human genetics at emory University School of Medicine. "The good part is that doctors have years of...

Michael J. Fox Foundation awards $2.4M for validation of therapeutic targets for Parkinson's

...o keep promising work moving forward quickly. Stephen F. Traynelis, PhD, of emory University was funded under MJFF's Community Fast Track 2005 initiative to ...n Signaling 10 (RGS10)" Stephen F. Traynelis, PhD, and Stella Papa, MD, emory University School of Medicine "Validation of the NR2D Subunit of the NMDA ...

UGA researchers discover mechanism that explains how cancer enzyme winds up on ends of chromosomes

...adio Abreu, a current graduate student in the Terns lab; Tania Ziegler, also a former member of the Terns lab, now pursuing an M.D. degree; Hinh Ly of emory University; and Christopher Counter of Duke University Medical Center. Rebecca and Michael Terns are also members of the University of Georgia Cancer ...

Book's plea: Save the bonobos

...ded a conference where I heard Sue Savage-Rumbaugh and her husband Duane of emory University, who worked with Kanzi on his language skills, and then couldn't...d on the creatures. Roughly the same time, she befriended Frans de Waal, an emory primatologist who has written extensively about bonobos. Goodenough becam...

Stroke study reveals key target for improving treatment and suggests that Gleevec may help

...n and Lawrence collaborated with a number of colleagues including lead author Enming Joe Su, Ph.D. of U-M and teams at the University of Maryland and emory University to perform the study. Some of the mice in the study lacked the natural tPA that the body makes on its own. Some of the mice underwent ...

Monarch butterflies help explain why parasites harm hosts

...sts for survival, why do they harm them? A new University of Georgia and emory University study of monarch butterflies and the microscopic parasites that ... a former post-doctoral researcher at UGA and now an assistant professor at emory University. But what this study found is that if they harm their host too m...
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