Give a zap to Emory brain research for #STATMadness

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Feb. 26, 2018

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Quinn Eastman
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Emory is competing in STAT Madness, a "March Madness" style bracket contest for biomedical research. Please vote! See below for details.

Emory is participating in STAT Madness, a “March Madness” style bracket competition featuring biomedical research advances instead of basketball teams. Universities or research institutes nominate their champions, research papers that were published the previous year. It’s like “Battle of the Bands.” Whoever gets the loudest (or most numerous) cheers wins.

Emory's entry for 2018:

Direct amygdala stimulation can enhance human memory

The findings, from Cory Inman, Jon Willie and colleagues from the Department of Neurosurgery and Joe Manns from Psychology, were the first published example of electrical brain stimulation in humans giving an event-specific boost to memory lasting overnight. The research was conducted with epilepsy patients undergoing an invasive procedure for seizure diagnosis. However, the technology could one day be incorporated into a device aimed at helping those with memory impairments, such as people with traumatic brain injury or neurodegenerative diseases.

Please check out the other entries, follow the 2018 STAT Madness bracket and vote here:
https://www.statnews.com/feature/stat-madness/bracket/

You can fill out a whole bracket or you can just vote for Emory. The contest will go several rounds. The first round began on February 26. If Emory advances, then people will be able to continue voting for us starting March 2.

Emory’s first opponoent is University of California, San Francisco. We are about half way down on the right side of the bracket.

You can also sign up to be reminded to vote with an email address at:
https://signup.statnews.com/stat-madness

If you feel like it, please share on social media using the hashtag #statmadness2018.

STAT is a life sciences-focused news site, launched in 2015 by the owner of the Boston Globe. It covers medical research and biotech nationally and internationally. Emory took part in 2017’s contest, with Tab Ansari’s groundbreaking work on SIV remission, a collaboration with Tony Fauci’s lab at NIAID.