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Dr. Greg Berns
Neuroeconomist Greg Berns
Sound Science: Conversations on Transforming Health and Healing

Today we introduce "Sound Science: Conversations on Transforming Health and Healing," a new series highlighting Emory's outstanding scientists and their discovery research. The series includes photos, research links, and lively commentary on timely science, medicine, and health topics. Listen as Greg Berns, director of the Center for Neuropolicy, discusses how biology affects our individual and collective decision-making. Go to Sound Science. . .
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Glycan microarray

"Shotgun Glycomics" Project Recognized by NIH as Exceptionally Significant
An Emory biochemistry effort to define the thousands of complex carbohydrates in the human body is somewhat analogous to sequencing the human genome, says Emory Glycomics Center director David Smith. A recent NIH EUREKA grant recognizes the importance of the effort to catalog these complex sugar molecules and explore their link to human biology and disease. Read more . . .

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Arteries Have Unique Roles in Immune Defense

Cells embedded in the walls of major human arteries act like immune alarm systems in sensing and responding to infectious invaders. Different organisms  trigger unique responses by arteries located in different parts of the body, scientists found. Knowing why vascular diseases vary in how they affect arteries could help doctors better treat atherosclerosis and vasculitis. Read more . . .
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Monkeys Enjoy Giving to Others
Capuchin monkeys, just like humans, find giving to be a satisfying experience.  This discovery at Yerkes Research Center comes on the coattails of a recent human imaging study showing activity in reward centers of the brain after humans gave to charity. Empathy in seeing the pleasure of another's fortune is thought to be the impetus for sharing, a trait that transcends primate species. Read more . .
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Innovative Eye Implants in "Compassionate Trial" Aim to Halt Inherited Retinal Disease
In a Herculean task that spanned just two weeks, Emory Eye Center surgeons and staff rallied late last year to provide innovative eye implants to ten people whose severe degenerative eye disease made them ineligible for a later stage clinical trial. Emory Eye Magazine highlights patients in this "compassionate trial." Read more . .
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