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Emory University, recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts college, superb professional schools and one of the Southeast’s leading health care systems, is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Atlanta, Georgia’s historic Druid Hills suburb.

Emory maintains an uncommon balance for an institution of its standing: it generates more research funding than any other Georgia university, while maintaining its traditional emphasis on teaching.

The university is enriched by the legacy and energy of Atlanta, and by collaboration among its schools, units and centers, as well as with affiliated institutions.

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Pope Francis baptizes 16 infants in the Sistine Chapel on Jan. 7, 2024, in Vatican City. Vatican Media via Vatican Pool/Getty Images

Pope Francis called surrogacy ‘deplorable’ – but the reasons why women and parents choose surrogacy are complex and defy simple labels

Surrogacy can exploit women, but others may choose to be involved for altruistic reasons. A scholar points out that surrogacy’s ethical value is dependent upon the people and systems who use it.
Coping with everyday affronts comes at a cost and requires a certain level of emotional suppression. RyanJLane/E+ via Getty Images

Racism produces subtle brain changes that lead to increased disease risk in Black populations

Racial threats and slights take a toll on health, but the continual invalidation and questioning of whether those so-called microaggressions exist has an even more insidious effect, research shows.
Des affrontements ont éclaté au Sénégal à la suite de la condamnation du chef de l'opposition Ousmane Sonko à deux ans de prison pour “corruption de la jeunesse” en juin 2023. Annika Hammerschlag/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Sénégal : derrière les manifestations se cache un combat pour les libertés démocratiques

L'ambiguïté de Macky Sall sur sa candidature à un troisième mandat, la perception d'un système judiciaire militarisé et la détention abitraire d'opposants sont les moteurs de la violence politique.
Clashes erupted in Senegal following the sentencing of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko to two years in prison for “corrupting the youth” in June 2023. Annika Hammerschlag/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Senegal: behind the protests is a fight for democratic freedoms

President Macky Sall’s previous ambiguity on a third-term bid, perception of a weaponised justice system and arbitrary detention of opposition are the drivers of political violence in Senegal.
Gain-of-function experiments in the lab can help researchers get ahead of viruses naturally gaining the ability to infect people in the wild. KTSDesign/Science Photo Library via Getty Images

Gain-of-function research is more than just tweaking risky viruses – it’s a routine and essential tool in all biology research

From cancer immunotherapy and antibiotics to GMO crops and pandemic surveillance, gain of function is a cornerstone of basic research.
Le chef de l'opposition sénégalaise, Ousmane Sonko (non visible), se rend au tribunal de Dakar, au Sénégal, le 3 mars 2021, sous l'œil d'un groupe de gendarmes. Photo Seyllou. AFP via Getty Image.

Tensions politiques au Sénégal : s'achemine-t-on vers une impasse?

Les velléités du pouvoir d'invalider la candidature de l'opposant Ousmane Sonko ont créé un climat crispé laissant présager une confrontation inévitable.
The FDA advisory committee discussed vaccine safety, effectiveness of the current shots, potential seasonality of COVID-19 and more. wildpixel/iStock via Getty Images Plus

FDA advisory committee votes unanimously in favor of a one-shot COVID-19 vaccine approach – 5 questions answered

Many questions remain about next steps for US vaccine policy. But the FDA advisory panel’s hearty endorsement of a single-composition COVID-19 vaccine represents a pivotal step.
Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia waves to a crowd on election night. Win McNamee/Getty Images

Georgia on the nation’s mind: 5 essential reads

Sen. Raphael Warnock’s win over GOP challenger Herschel Walker had implications beyond Georgia – and offers a lesson in how far the state has come from its racist past.
People volunteer at a Native Alaskan voting station on Nov. 2, 2022 in Anchorage. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

What’s at stake this Election Day – 7 essential reads

Voter demographics and policy priorities are two recurrent, big issues on Election Day – but shifts in election administration and voting laws are new challenges influencing the midterms.
A Black man and his son leave a polling location in Atlanta after casting a vote in the Georgia primary election on May 24, 2022. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

Georgia’s GOP overhauled the state’s election laws in 2021 – and critics argue the target was Black voter turnout, not election fraud

In a state where elections have turned on Black voters, the recent GOP overhaul of Georgia election laws has many voting rights activists and Democrats concerned that turnout may be affected.
Des électeurs sénégalais font la queue pour déposer leur bulletin de vote lors de l'élection présidentielle de 24 février 2019. Photo; EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA.

Présidentielle au Sénégal : un scrutin qui s'annonce disputé avec les électeurs comme maîtres du jeu

La présidentielle de 2024 s'annonce très disputée et représente un enjeu de taille pour les Sénégalais qui resteront les maîtres du jeu.
People wait in line outside their voting station in the popular neighbourhood of Ngor in Dakar on July 31, 2022. Photo by JOHN WESSELS/AFP via Getty Images

Senegal’s presidential poll is shaping up as a real contest, with voters in the driver’s seat

The 2024 presidential election is shaping up to give Senegalese a significant and competitive election, leaving voters in the driver’s seat.

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