Emory University

Gene that influences the ability to remember faces found

New findings suggest the oxytocin receptor, a gene known to influence mother-infant bonding and pair bonding in monogamous species, also plays a special role in the ability to remember faces. This research has important implications ...

Dec 23, 2013
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A novel look at how stories may change the brain

Many people can recall reading at least one cherished story that they say changed their life. Now researchers at Emory University have detected what may be biological traces related to this feeling: Actual ...

Dec 23, 2013
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Better memory with laser surgery for epilepsy

A laser-based procedure for people with medication-resistant epilepsy may result in better memory function than standard surgery, while still providing comparable seizure control rates, doctors say.

Dec 11, 2013
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Observation units improve emergency care

(Medical Xpress)—Emory University researchers have found that the use of observation units in hospital emergency rooms could not only shorten patient stays and decrease inpatient admissions, but could save the health care ...

Dec 04, 2013
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Microneedle vaccine patch for pregnant women

Researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology are investigating the benefits of a microneedle patch that will enable minimally trained personnel to deliver influenza and tetanus ...

Dec 03, 2013
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