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Dr. Max Cooper
Immunologist Max Cooper
Sound Science: Immunologist Discusses Jawless Fish--and Your Immune System
Listen to "Sound Science" as Max Cooper, one of the most influential scientists in immunology, discusses his research into immune system development in jawless fish. Cooper says understanding adaptive immunity in these primitive fish may help us gain a better understanding of our own immune systems. Go to Sound Science. . .
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Alcohol and Lung Disease  
The Hidden Truth About Alcohol and Lung Injury

Tens of thousands in the U.S. die prematurely each year because of lung injury related to alcohol abuse. In fact, more alcoholics may die from lung injury than liver damage. The reason: too much alcohol depletes the lungs of the vital antioxidant glutathione. Emory's Alcohol and Lung Biology Center has become the "hot spot" for studying the alcohol-lung disease connection. Read more . . .
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Why Some Primates Live with an HIV-Like Virus and Don't Progress to AIDS

Sooty mangabey monkeys stay healthy despite infection with an HIV-like virus. Understanding how they resist illness is a key mystery in understanding AIDS. Scientists found that, due to different signals, the immune systems of sooty mangabeys become much less activated during SIV infection. This may explain why SIV and HIV infection leads to AIDS in some primates but not others. Read more . .
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Emory Enrolls Volunteers in National Bird Flu Vaccine Clinical Trial
Emory researchers began enrolling participants this week in a national clinical trial testing a new bird flu vaccine. Scientists estimate a bird flu pandemic in the U.S. could affect 90 million with flu-related illnesses and result in two million deaths. Vaccines for the various strains of bird flu could save thousands of lives and billions of dollars.
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New Cytogenetics Tests Help Sort Out Pediatric Diagnoses
Breakthroughs in cytogenetic technologies are helping physicians diagnose complex and unexplained developmental problems in children. Whereas older tests identified only syndromes that included multiple patients, newer tests can reveal subtle alterations in DNA. Read more. . .
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