Emory’s Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) is participating in a clinical trial testing a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19, the first such vaccine to be tested in the United States ... Read more

If proposed budget cuts go into effect, Georgians who call the state’s poison control center after snakebites, poison scares and other emergencies may have to wait longer to get their call answered, the center’s medical director testified Thursday.

Dr. Robert Geller, who oversees the center, was among several health advocates who don’t want their budgets reduced and have given legislators a blunt picture of the possible impact of cuts proposed by the governor’s office. Read more...

There are more bacterial cells in your body than there are human cells. While they might only weigh around a kilogram, researchers are learning that this community of cells in the body, called the microbiome, have a significant impact on our health. “Beneficial” (symbiotic) bacteria in our digestive tracts help us digest food completely, respond to toxins, and keep our intestinal cells healthy. Read More

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