An Emory University study shows that males gain a slight advantage in mental-rotation performance during the first years of formal schooling, and this advantage slowly grows with age, tripling in size by the end of adolescence.
A nationwide consortium of researchers has identified the first genetic defect linked to biliary atresia, a mysterious liver disease that is the leading cause for liver transplantation in children.
A new screening method using sensor particles and a urine test could catch organ transplant rejection much earlier, more comprehensively, and without a biopsy needle.
Exercise remains the most common practice among nationally tracked persons who are able to maintain weight loss over time.
Emory interventional radiologist David Prologo has developed a procedure that freezes a specific spot on the vagus nerve as a weight loss solution.
A randomized clinical study of adolescent boys with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) found that a diet low in free sugars (those sugars added to foods and beverages and occurring naturally in fruit juices) resulted in significant improvement in NAFLD compared to a usual diet.
Only about 16 percent of U.S. adolescents have been fully vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) by the time they turn 13, despite national recommendations that call for vaccination at 11 to 12 years of age.
Ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave leads students in a search for secrets of ancient remedies that may benefit modern medicine.
The following essay comes from Steven Waronker 79C, chief of anesthesiology for Emory Speciality Associates. Having lost his son to an opioid overdose, Waronker asks, “What’s being done now to stop this, and what more can we do?”
A national opioid epidemic is driving people from pills to heroin, filling emergency rooms with overdose cases, and killing tens of thousands of Americans every year. What are we doing about it?