Emory in the News


Emory political science experts were sought throughout Georgia’s sixth-district congressional race, the most expensive ever. It attracted intense national attention in the New York Times, the Washington Post, PBS Newshour, US News & World Report, and USA Today. Professor Alan Abramowitz was interviewed for a Washington Post video on Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff, who came close to wresting control of a US Congressional seat held by Republicans since 1979:“They see this as a test of the Democrats’ ability to capitalize on President Trump’s unpopularity, which would send a signal that Democrats have an opportunity in 2018 to win back control of the House.”


A June TED Talk by Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies, was featured on Ted Radio Hour and on NPR. Speaking about her scholarly research on Holocaust denial, she said, “There are facts, there are opinions, and there are lies. And what deniers want to do is to take their lies, dress them up as opinions . . . if they are opinions, they should be a part of the conversation, and then they encroach on the facts.”


A phase I clinical trial conducted by researchers from Emory and Georgia Tech showed promise for influenza vaccination using Band-Aid–like patches with dissolvable microneedles. News of the potential for a self-administered microneedle patch vaccine, which could be transported and stored without refrigeration and is easily disposed of, was covered by outlets including NBC, CNN, BBC, and the Los Angeles Times.


Emory scientists have shown that the gene-editing technique CRISPR could mean an eventual cure for the fatal, inherited Huntington’s disease. The breakthrough was reported on the new NBC news program Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly and on the online science news site Gizmodo.

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