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Obama's 'Lyrical' Letters to Girlfriend Made Public

Letters from young Obama show a man trying to find his way

(Newser) - A young Barack Obama questioned his place in the world and his racial identity, agonized over whether he'd make enough money as a community organizer, and lamented his incompatibility with his ex-girlfriend in 30 pages of letters he wrote to her that are now being archived by Emory University... More »

Vaccine Trial for Common Cold Nothing to Sneeze At

Monkeys, mice given 'simple solution' developed antibodies against variety of rhinoviruses: scientists

(Newser) - When an expert in rhinoviruses told Martin Moore in 2013 that there would never be a vaccine for the common cold, the Emory University professor thought to himself, "Well, let's look into that." Three years later, it appears his probing against the odds has paid off: Per... More »

3 US College Students Among Dead in Bangladesh Attack

They were students at Emory University and UC Berkeley

(Newser) - Among the 20 hostages killed in the attack on a cafe in Bangladesh's capital of Dhaka were three students attending college in the US, CNN reports. Abinta Kabir of Miami was a sophomore at Georgia's Emory University. She was visiting friends and family in Dhaka. Faraaz Hossain is... More »

University of Florida to ZBT Frat: Buh-Bye

UF chapter closed after members accused of spitting on veterans

(Newser) - Future pledges interested in joining Zeta Beta Tau will have to go somewhere other than the University of Florida. The Gainesville Sun reports that the school's chapter of the fraternity is now closed in the wake of an April 17 incident in Panama City Beach in which ZBT members... More »

Frat Members Accused of Spitting on Veterans

Two chapters of Zeta Beta Tau currently under suspension

(Newser) - The latest fraternity making headlines for bad behavior : The Zeta Beta Tau chapters at the University of Florida and, possibly, Emory University. The chapters held their spring formals at Panama City Beach's Laketown Wharf Resort last Friday, where the Warrior Beach Retreat for wounded Iraq and Afghanistan war vets... More »

Ebola-Stricken Doc 'Glad' to Be Home, Walked Into Hospital

Emory called one of safest places in world to treat Dr Kent Brantly

(Newser) - Kent Brantly, who arrived yesterday as the first person in America carrying Ebola, walked into Emory University Hospital under his own power. "It was a relief to welcome Kent home today," said his wife, Amber, in a statement. "I spoke with him, and he is glad to... More »

Men With Smaller Testicles Likely Better Dads: Study

Researchers attribute it to lower testosterone

(Newser) - Apparently size does matter—a new study out of Emory University suggests one unusual way to predict whether a man will be an involved father: "Men with small testicles are better parents," is the key quote. Chalk it up to lower testosterone. Newsy reports: More »

Dogs Provide Therapy for Stressed-Out Law Students

The pooches took over the library at Emory Law School

(Newser) - Students cramming in the library at Emory Law School this week are getting some unusual stress relief. Therapy dogs were dispatched to lower the blood pressure of students studying for finals, reports WXIA in Atlanta . Stressed-out students "get relief by petting a dog, loving on a dog, and thinking... More »

Gene Linked to Stress Disorder

Could explain why some soldiers are more susceptible

(Newser) - A gene that may influence an individual's susceptibility to post-traumatic stress disorder has been identified by psychologists at Emory University, Time reports. A study of low-income African-American adults in the Atlanta area, 80% of whom had experienced trauma, found that certain versions of a gene were linked to higher PTSD... More »

Best Undergrad Biz Schools

Wharton keeps the top spot for undergraduate business education

(Newser) - The financial world may be on its ear, but undergraduate business schools are booming as increasing numbers of quality high school grads drive up standards and B-school grads command more on the employment market. Here are the 10 best, as ranked by Business Week:
  1. Pennsylvania (Wharton): Can be too competitive.
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Columbus Gave Europe Syphilis

Disease originated with explorer's return from New World

(Newser) - New genetic evidence gives Christopher Columbus credit for bringing back a different sort of bounty from the New World—the scourge of syphilis. Columbus and his crew returned home with a sexually transmitted form of a disease native to South America, say Emory University researchers. Soon after, the first known... More »

Scientists Find Switch to Turn On Brain Cells

Breakthrough could treat mental disorders

(Newser) - Neuroscientists are experimenting with switching targeted groups of brain cells on and off using remote-controlled lasers, promising hope for treatment of mental disorders, reports the New York Times. The technique, using cells altered with a photo-sensitive protein called channelrhodopsin-2, could one day be used to treat a host of problems... More »

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