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Bring Your Questions for Frans de Waal to the New York Times
World-renowned Emory primatologist Frans de Waal is fielding questions from New York Times website readers in a Q & A hosted by author Stephen J. Dubner. De Waal is recognized for his behavioral and evolutionary work with great apes and last year was named as one of Time's 100 Most Influential People. Read more . . .
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Method for Fast Human Antibodies Against Flu Could Find Broad Use
Emory scientists have developed a faster way to create human monoclonal antibodies against infectious diseases by tapping the immune system at the peak of its powers. The new method could be used to quickly generate human antibodies against a pandemic flu strain as a stop-gap therapy or to protect people from infection. Read more . . .
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Emory Global Health Institute Projects Span the Globe
Emory Global Health Institute projects are wide-ranging and diverse, from Mexico to India, Africa and China. They focus on omega-3 fatty acids in pregnancy, co-infection with HIV and tuberculosis, diabetes, HIV/AIDS prevention, avian flu, drug discovery training, and efforts to decrease mother and infant mortality during childbirth. Read more . .
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Tracking the clues to Hepatitis C
Clinical Study Seeks Answers to Mysteries of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Emory and CDC researchers are working on a study they believe will lead to a better understanding of chronic fatigue syndrome, which has proved difficult to diagnose. The study will include the molecular and genetic underpinnings of changes in hormones, the immune system and brain circuits. Read more . . .
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Preventing Stillbirths: A National Research Network Seeks Answers
Few events are as emotionally devastating, or as little understood, as stillbirths. Claiming one of every 200 pregnancies, the number of stillbirths equals the number of infant deaths in the U.S., yet for at least half, the cause remains a mystery. Emory researchers in a national network are collecting data to help find solutions. Read more . .
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Data + Mathematical Models = Dynamics of Malaria Infections
Malaria is a poorly understood disease affecting more than 500 million people and killing more than one million each year worldwide.  Emory researchers are using experimental data and mathematical modeling to create a clearer idea of how the infection travels between parasites and hosts, reproduces, and turns deadly. Read more . .
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