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August15, '00 EMORY GENETICISTS WILL USE NIH GRANT TO UNCOVER SPECIFIC MECHANISMS LEADING TO DOWN SYNDROME AND ASSOCIATED WITH BIRTH DEFECTS -
Although scientists have known for more than 30 years that Down syndrome results from having three copies of chromosome 21 instead of the normal two, they still know surprisingly little about why and when the chromosome error occurs. Moreover, they still do not understand why the increase in the number of chromosome 21 genes leads to the particular birth defects and health problems that vary among Down syndrom inviduals.
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August 15, '00 DR. CHARLES R. HATCHER, JR. RECEIVED WOODRUFF MEDAL AS HE RETIRES FROM CONSULTANT POSITION AT EMORY -
Charles R. Hatcher Jr., M.D., recently was presented the Woodruff Medal of Distinction, the highest award given by Emory University's Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center. The award recognizes Dr. Hatcher's enormous contributions to Emory University and the health of Georgia and the nation.
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August 15, '00 RONNIE L. JOWERS NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF HEALTH AFFAIRS -
To recognize the breadth of his responsibilities for The Woodruff Health Sciences Center and Emory Healthcare, Ronnie L. Jowers has been named vice president for Health Affairs at Emory University.
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August 15, '00 EMORY NURSING SCHOOL SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR NEW GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS -
Five new graduate scholarships are available for students enrolling this fall at Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Helene Fuld Health Trust Grant, HSBC, Trustee. The scholarships will be awarded to nurses who hold a diploma or associate degree in nursing and who wish to pursue a master of science in nursing degree.
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August 5, '00 EMORY SCIENTISTS DISCOVER CLUES TO BRAIN/BLOOD PATHWAYS THAT COULD PROVOKE STROKE DAMAGE -
Emory University scientists have uncovered clues to a complex brain pathway that may help explain why individuals suffer seizures and brain damage during stroke.
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August 5, '00 EMORY ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP -
Emory Healthcare has entered into a partnership with Savannah, GA.-based INTERxVENT(USA) to form a new corporation, INTERxVENT Atlanta, LLC.
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  August 1, '00 MUTANT PROTEINS SELECTIVELY ACCUMULATE IN NEURONS AFFECTED BY HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE -
Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered that fragments of mutant proteins implicated in the development of Huntington's disease selectively accumulate and form aggregates in the nuclei and the axon terminals of neurons in the brain that are specifically known to be affected by the disease.
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August 1, '00 STUDY IN JAMA: WOMEN ABUSED AS CHILDREN SHOW ELEVATED HORMONAL RESPONSES TO STRESS THAT MAY ADD TO RIST OF ADULT PSYCHIATRIC DISORDER -
Women who are sexually or physically abused as children show significantly elevated hormonal responses to stress compared to women with no history of childhood abuse.
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