Monthly Archives: January 2011

HIV in metro Atlanta concentrated in four-county geographic cluster

January 28th, 2011 (No Comments)

The HIV epidemic in metropolitan Atlanta is concentrated mainly in one cluster of four metro area counties – Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, and Gwinnett that includes 60 percent of Georgia’s HIV cases, according to a study by researchers in the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).

Another avenue of HIV trickery reveals opportunity

January 27th, 2011 (1 Comment)

Emory and University of Rochester researchers have discovered an extra way by which HIV adapts to survive in a hiding spot in the human immune system. The results are published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

What’s left when it comes to research?

January 26th, 2011 (1 Comment)

Emory Rollins School of Public Health professor Dr. Howard Kushner contends that the connection between left-handedness and a raft of mental and physical disorders has gained currency since the 1980s and ‘90s.

New 3D MRI Technology Puts Young Athletes Back in Action

January 25th, 2011 (1 Comment)

New technology has made it possible for surgeons to reconstruct ACL tears in young athletes without disturbing the growth plate.

National Academy of Sciences recognizes Yerkes Primate Center neuroscientist

January 21st, 2011 (No Comments)

Elizabeth A. Buffalo, PhD, a researcher at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, is one of two recipients of the Troland Research Awards, bestowed by the National Academy of Sciences,

National AIDS Strategy: Comments on a coordinated effort

January 18th, 2011 (No Comments)

In this month’s issue of the journal Future Microbiology, Emory infectious disease physician/scientists Rana Chakraborty and Wendy Armstrong from Emory School of Medicine summarize and comment on the goals and challenges of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy released July 10, 2010.

Renowned Scientist Recipient of Emory’s First Annual Neuroscience and Ethics Award

January 14th, 2011 (No Comments)

Emory University Center for Ethics, Yerkes National Primate Research Center and The Neuroscience Initiative will present the First Annual Neuroscience and Ethics Award Lecture, “Determinism, Consciousness and Free Will” on January 18 at 4 pm at Emory’s Harland Cinema at the Dobbs University Center. The guest speaker, and first to be recognized with this award, is Michael Gazzaniga, PhD, a scientist and author considered one of the pioneers in the emerging field of cognitive neuroscience.

Tobacco free cities project aims to curb smoking in China

January 14th, 2011 (2 Comments)

Jeffrey Koplan, MD, MPH, director of the Emory Global Health Institute and vice president for Global Health at Emory University, is leading the second phase of the Tobacco Free Cities project in China, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The project, which launched in 10 Chinese cities this week, is a partnership with the ThinkTank Research Center for Health Development in Beijing.

Winter Storm 2011

January 13th, 2011 (No Comments)

Emory Healthcare puts patients first and provides 24 hour service to Atlanta Metro residents with doctors, nurses and staff staying in facilities to provide healthcare during one of the worst snow and ice storms to hit North Georgia in decades. Here is a television report that aired this evening at 5:24 pm on Atlanta’s WSB-TV Channel 2, (ABC affiliate).

Support from Family and Close Friends Helps Recovery

January 13th, 2011 (No Comments)

As we watch the daily progress of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, observers have commented that her recovery has been moving along more quickly than expected, and took a big leap after the visit from President Obama. Related? Perhaps.