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White Blood Cells  
Trapping White Blood Cells to Treat Chronic Viral Infections

When disease-fighting white blood cells vanish from the blood it usually signals a weakened immune system. But a new way of trapping white blood cells in the lymph nodes can help mice get rid of a chronic viral infection. Researchers hope the strategy may fight human diseases such as hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS. Read more. . .
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Magnolia compound  
Magnolia Compound Hits Elusive Target in Cancer Cells
Researchers are closer to learning how honokiol, a natural compound in magnolia cones, blocks a tough-to-treat cancer-growth pathway. Honokiol, found in Japanese and Chinese herbal medicines, can inhibit tumor growth in mice, and now scientists have found it is potent against cancers with Ras genes. Read more . . .
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Child soldiers  
Study of Former Child Soldiers Yields New Data to Guide Mental Health Interventions
Former child soldiers in Nepal are more than twice as likely to suffer from symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as Nepali children who experienced war trauma as civilians. A study led by MD/PhD student Brandon Kohrt was published in JAMA Aug. 13. Read more . .
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What your body knows
What Your Body Knows

Emory's new Center for Health Discovery and Well-Being, part of the Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute, is the cover story in this month's "Emory Magazine". The Center shifts the focus from illness to health, offering a high-resolution snapshot of participants' current physical state and engaging them more fully in their own care. Read more . . .
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Connecting High Blood Pressure with Gum Health  
Cardiologists Connect High Blood Pressure and Gum Health

Cardiologists are testing whether the bacteria that cause gum disease also produce substances that ramp up blood pressure. The study fits into their overall research into the effects of inflammation, or chronic T-cell activation, on hypertension. Read more . . .
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