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WHSC News Releases for September 1998

Sept 16 '98 TOURETTE SYNDROME & ADHD TREATMENT CONUNDRUM EVALUATED IN FEDERAL STUDY Treatment is especially challenging in the large percentage of children with Tourette Syndrome (TS) who also have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because Ritalin (methylphenidate), the stimulant most often prescribed for ADHD, can increase the involuntary movements and sounds known as tics that are a hallmark of Tourette. Full Story
Sept 15 '98 GREEN WORLD, WHITE COAT: The Links Between Human Health and Environment " Diagnosing sick buildings, sending medical residents into corn fields to learn "agromedicine," diagnosing patients referred with lead exposure, teaching medical students how to diagnose occupational asthma... these are among the responsibilities of Emory University environmental and occupational health expert Howard Frumkin, M.D., Dr.P.H. Full Story
Sept 15 '98 EMORY RESEARCHERS TEST NEW VACCINE FOR MALIGNANT MELANOMA Researchers at the Winship Cancer Center of Emory University have begun clinical trials of a new vaccine for malignant melanoma. Emory is one of about 200 sites in the United States to test GMK, a vaccine that stimulates the production of antibodies that have been shown in vitro to recognize and destroy cancer cells. For more information on participating in this study, please contact Carol Hill, Winship Cancer Center research nurse, at (404) 778-4907. Full Story
Sept 15 '98 FREE DEPRESSION SCREENINGS OFFERED AT EMORY Free DEPRESSION SCREENINGS will be offered on National Depression Screening Day, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., by staff of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at Emory University's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. For information, call Emory HealthConnection at 404/ 778-7777 or visit this website Full Story
Sept 15 '98 DEPRESSION RESEARCH AT EMORY: Magnets for Depression, Antidepressants in Breast Milk, AIDS & Depression, plus more Full Story
Sept 15 '98 MODEL FOR UNDERSTANDING CHILDHOOD TRAUMA-ADULT DEPRESSION LINK PUT FORTH IN SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN PAPER The chemical means by which childhood trauma can cause changes in brain chemicals associated with adult clinical depression (particularly in persons with family histories of depression) can be explained by the Stress-Diathesis Model of Mood Disorders, according to Emory University's Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., who describes the hypothesis in his comprehensive review of depression in the June issue of Scientific American. Full Story
Sept 14 '98 EMORY WEB JOURNAL RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently included the Emory Eye Center's scientific journal, Molecular Vision, in its highly regarded database of scientific publications. Founded by Emory faculty in 1995, Molecular Vision is the country's first peer-reviewed life sciences journal to publish entirely on the World Wide Web. Full Story
Sept 9 '98
Sept 1 '98 ATLANTA CHAPTER OF AMERICAN PARKINSON'S DISEASE ASSOCIATION IS GOING TO "MAKE IT HAPPEN" "On Sept. 26, the Atlanta chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association (APDA) will hold its 13th Annual 5K Run/Walk at Wesley Woods Center of Emory University to fund Parkinson's Disease research." Full Story
Sept 1 '98 SEVERAL PARKINSON'S DISEASE STUDIES BEGIN AT EMORY "Persons with EARLY PARKINSON'S disease are being recruited for four studies of new antiparkinsonian medications being conducted by neurologists in the Movement Disorders Program at Emory." Full Story

Sept 1 '98

previously embargoed
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH DESIGNATES EMORY / ATLANTA CENTER FOR AIDS RESEARCH (CFAR) AN OFFICIAL NIH RESEARCH CENTER "Research efforts in Atlanta focusing on the prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS received a significant boost this week with the announcement that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has designated the Emory/Atlanta Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) an official NIH CFAR site. The designation comes with a three-year, $2.3 million grant for Emory University, the AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta (ARCA) and their primary collaborators." Full Story

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