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rapid recognitionvideo

Skeletal Shapes Key to Rapid Recognition of Objects

In the blink of an eye, the human visual system can process an object, determining whether it’s a cup or a sock...
kidney disease

Study Finds Kidney Dialysis Profit Status May Influence Timeline for Receiving...

Patients with end-stage kidney disease who receive dialysis at for-profit dialysis centers are less likely to receive a kidney transplant than patients...
Alzheimer’s disease

Emory Researchers Study Alzheimer’s Risk Factors in Vulnerable Communities

Researchers from Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and School of Medicine recently published a study in Annals of Neurology focusing on...
Mumps

Mumps Study Shows Immunity Gaps Among Vaccinated People

Immunity against mumps virus appears insufficient in a fraction of college-aged people who were vaccinated in childhood, research from Emory Vaccine Center...
cardiovascular disease

Emory Cardiologist Introduces World Heart Federation Roadmap on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention...

Emory University cardiologist Laurence Sperling, MD, introduced the World Heart Federation’s (WHF) new roadmap aimed at reducing the global burden of cardiovascular...
anticancer drug

Targeting Old Bottleneck Reveals New Anticancer Drug Strategy

The enzyme ribonucleotide reductase is a bottleneck for cancer cell growth. Scientists at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have identified a...
Glioblastomas

Scientists Track Brain Tumor Turncoats With Advanced Imaging

Glioblastomas, the deadliest type of brain tumor in adults, attract “turncoats.” These are macrophages, a type of immune cell, which promote tumor...
Zika virus

Zika May Hijack Mother-Fetus Immunity Route

To cross the placenta, Zika virus may hijack the route by which acquired immunity is transferred from mother to fetus, new research suggests. The results...
potatoes

‘Potato Gene’ Reveals How Ancient Andeans Adapted to Starchy Diet

Potatoes, native to South America, became an agricultural crop thousands of years ago in the Andean highlands of Peru. And just as the ancient...
cardiac injury

Sensitive Cardiac Injury Marker Could Reduce Stress Testing

High levels of troponin, a protein released by injured heart muscle, in the blood can tell whether someone recently experienced a heart attack. Measuring...
heart attack

Mapping Shear Stress Can Help Predict Heart Attacks

A heart attack is like an earthquake. When a patient is having a heart attack, it’s easy for cardiologists to look at a coronary...
brain perceives

Study Gives New Insight into How the Brain Perceives Places

Nearly 30 years ago, scientists demonstrated that visually recognizing an object, such as a cup, and performing a visually guided action, such as picking...
child body measurements, tardive dyskinesia, anesthesia, morality, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, neurodegenerative diseases, heart attack, depression, Kidney disease

Researchers Suggest a Global Alternative for Accurate Child Body Measurements

A low-cost, portable, 3D scanner may reliably determine body measurements of young children within one millimeter of gold-standard manual measurements, according to recent research....
electronic sensors

New Chip Measures Multiple Cellular Responses to Speed Drug Discovery

Finding ways to improve the drug development process – which is currently costly, time-consuming and has an astronomically high failure rate – could have...
cerebellum development

Cells in “Little Brain” Have Distinctive Metabolic Needs

Cells’ metabolic needs are not uniform across the brain, researchers have learned. “Knocking out” an enzyme that regulates mitochondria, cells’ miniature power plants, specifically...
lupus's autoimmune

Clues to Lupus’s Autoimmune Origins in Precursor Cells

In the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE, the immune system produces antibodies against parts of the body itself. How cells that produce...
Brain's Motor Cortex

Engineers Decode Conversations in Brain’s Motor Cortex

How does your brain talk with your arm? The body doesn’t use English, or any other spoken language. Biomedical engineers are developing methods for...
DNA modification

Mysterious DNA Modification Important for Fly Brain

Emory scientists have identified a function for a mysterious DNA modification in fruit flies’ brain development, which may provide hints to its role in...
HIV infection

International Panel Releases New Guidelines for HIV Treatment and Prevention

The International Antiviral Society – USA Panel has released updated recommendations for the treatment and prevention of HIV infection in adults, as published in the Journal...
Chemotherapy Drug

Overcoming Resistance to a Standard Chemotherapy Drug

Despite being studied for decades, the chemotherapy drug cisplatin is revealing new aspects of how it works. Researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory...