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Memories at Emory

Research looks at when our earliest memories fade

Remember that time when you were a year old and you... Well, probably not. Our earliest childhood memories usually only go back to when we were about three years old. And most of those memories start fading around age seven. Read more...

Mapping the exposome

Emory and Georgia Tech researchers have teamed up to study the environment's impact on health

Researchers at Emory University and Georgia Tech have joined forces to study the “exposome”—a measure of the environment’s impact on health. The partners received $4 million, the first exposome-centric grant awarded in the U.S., to establish HERCULES. Read more...

Georgia Regents earns $10M for diabetes study

Study looks at connection between genetics and environment

The Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine at Georgia Regents University in Augusta recently received $10 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to continue research studying how genetics and environment might impact type 1 diabetes. The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study started in 2003 as an international collaboration by six clinical centers in the United States and Europe. Read more...

Mending a broken heart

UGA researcher looks at how grief can make you sick

Being sad can make you sick. How we deal with grief affects our health, says Toni P. Miles, director of the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Georgia. She's spearheading a research project studying the connection between loss and health—and how to deal with it. Read more...

Fear of flying

Virtual reality makes the skies friendlier

Afraid to fly? Emory wants you. Researchers are conducting a clinical trial using virtual reality to tackle fear of the not-so-friendly skies. Although virtual reality exposure therapy has been used before, researchers are adding a new twist. They want to see if this will prevent a relapse. Read more...

More women shunning marriage

CDC study says women choosing cohabitation instead

Try before you buy. That's the motto of more women who are choosing to live together before getting married. According to a study released by the CDC, 48% of women live with their significant other without asking for a ring. That's a significant jump from 43% in 2002 and 35% in 1995. Read more...

Morehouse research to-go

A mobile unit takes research to rural areas

Morehouse School of Medicine recently unveiled what they say is the state's first mobile high-tech research unit equipped for research, prevention, and services. Using it, they can go to rural areas and let people take part in research trials, such as diabetes and stroke prevention studies. Read more...
 

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