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Medical News Today
New Insight Into How Pathogens Break Through A Host's Defenses
Main Category: Immune System / Vaccines Also Included In: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Article Date: 22 May 2013 - 0:00 PDT Parasitic wasps switch off the immune systems of fruit flies by draining calcium from the flies' blood cells, a finding that offers new insight into how pathogens break through a host's defenses.
Tue May 21, 2013
Finding a family for a pair of orphan receptors in the brain
Researchers at Emory University have identified a protein that stimulates a pair of "orphan receptors" found in the brain, solving a long-standing biological puzzle and possibly leading to future treatments for neurological diseases.
Tracing the roots of human morality in animals
The Bonobo and the Atheist and How Animals Grieve show that we must be careful when studying animals to learn about the origins of human traits and behaviours WHERE does morality come from? Throughout the history of Western civilisation, thinkers have usually answered either that it comes from God, or else through the application of reason.
Resistance to last-line antibiotic makes bacteria resistant to immune system
Bacteria resistant to the antibiotic colistin are also commonly resistant to antimicrobial substances made by the human body, according to a study in mBio , the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
Mon May 20, 2013
The Coastal Courier
Cancer survivor calls life 'a miracle'
Christopher Deigh plays the drums with his gospel group during a concert at Mt. Zion Mission Baptist Church to celebrate graduating from college and being cancer-free for three years.
Parasitic wasps use calcium pump to block fruit fly immunity
Parasitic wasps switch off the immune systems of fruit flies by draining calcium from the flies' blood cells, a finding that offers new insight into how pathogens break through a host's defenses.
Gym class reduces probability of obesity, study finds for first time
Little is known about the effect of physical education on child weight, but a new study from Cornell University finds that increasing the amount of time that elementary schoolchildren spent in gym class reduces the probability of obesity.
Sun May 19, 2013
Georgia gov orders Bibles to be returned to state park
An atheist, Buckner believes that no religious literature should be provided in government-owned lodging, and he presented that concern to management at the Amicalola Falls State Park.
The Globe and Mail
Montreal's 'Gandhi of hip hop' takes on the musical
A telling thing happens as Josh Dolgin, the Montreal musical performance artist who goes by the moniker "Socalled," sits down to talk about his two latest projects.
Sat May 18, 2013
President Obama delivers address to Morehouse grads
President Obama arrives in Atlanta on Saturday, May 18, 2013 to prepare for his commencement address at Morehouse College,11 a.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
2013 Valedictorians, Salutatorians at Chamblee, Cross Keys High Schools
Monica Agrawal is Chamblee Charter High School's magnet valedictorian and Christa Kelly is the school's resident valedictorian this year.
Fri May 17, 2013
The National Law Journal
Law Schools: a Special Report: Law for Laymen
Betsy Hames isn't a lawyer, but the law permeates nearly every aspect of her job overseeing employee relations in Emory University's human resources department.
The Miami Herald
Shrewd Ga. businesswoman fought stereotypes
As a shrewd businesswoman with keen insight and endless aspirations, Ophelia DeVore worked for much of the 20th century to smash stereotypes and empower black women by teaching them poise, confidence and the courage to get ahead in a world deeply etched by racial discrimination.
First Atlanta Science Festival set for 2014
Atlanta residents of all ages will celebrate the science and technology of the region and its impact on our daily lives during the inaugural Atlanta Science Festival, March 22-29, 2014.
Thu May 16, 2013
The Miami Herald
Georgia governor engaged in Bible dispute
When Ed Buckner and his family went to a north Georgia state park to celebrate his son's birthday, he was surprised and concerned to find Bibles in the state-owned cabin he had rented.
Neuralstem Rounding Second With Phase II Als Trial
For months on end, Neuralstem has been pounding the table for the FDA to give the go-ahead for its phase II ALS trial.
Dr. Bethany W. Jackson joins Floyd Primary Care network
Bethany W. Jackson, M.D., has joined the Floyd Primary Care Network as a pediatrician.
Book Talk: Of apes and atheists - is empathy evolution?
For biologist Frans de Waal, a peaceful species of great ape in Africa is a mirror of humanity and a living argument that empathy and cooperation are far from unique to mankind.
Wed May 15, 2013
The jackpot for tonight's Powerball drawing has swelled to $360 million, making it the third-richest for the multi-state lottery.
2013 High School Valedictorians, Salutatorians in Stone Mountain and Lithonia
The DeKalb county school district announced on Tuesday the 2013 valedictorians and salutatorians at high schools in Stone Mountain and Lithonia, as well as their post-high school plans: Arabia Mountain High School Valedictorian : Ayomide Akin-David. Will attend Stanford University or Rice University, computer engineering major.