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November 30, '00

EMORY'S WINSHIP CANCER INSTITUTE IS PARTNER IN GEORGIA CANCER COALITION ANOUNCED BY GEORGIA GOV. BARNES-
The Winship Cancer Institute, the coordinating center of extensive clinical cancer treatment programs and research throughout Emory University and Emory Healthcare, is proud to be a partner in the Georgia Cancer Coalition announced Wednesday, November 29, by Governor Roy Barnes.
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November 29, '00

FATHER AND SON TEAM PEN NEW NOVEL-
Prescription for Greed, a new novel by Philip Wiley Hurst, Ph.D., and John Willis Hurst, M.D. In this work of fiction, Dr. Vance Connelly, an academic cardiologist, guides the reader through the lives of three of his proteges - all of whom are seduced to take dramatically different paths in the medical profession.
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November 22, '00

PREMATURE BIRTHS ACCOUNT FOR HIGH INFANT MORTALITY IN GEORGIA, ACCORDING TO STUDY LED BY EMORY PEDIATRICIAN AT GRADY HOSPITAL-
More than 80 percent of black and white women living outside of Atlanta - even college-educated women who live in and outside of Atlanta - are three times more likely to have infants who die, according to the findings in a report of the Georgia Perinatal Task Force.
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November 15, '00

EMORY REPORTS SUCCESSES IN ANGIOPLASTY TO AHA: Lower Risk, Lower Cost, Improved Outcomes-
In 1980, Emory University Hospital became a pioneer of coronary angioplasty -- the less-invasive alternative to coronary bypass surgery in which catheters are used to improve blood flow to the heart.
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November 14, '00

EMORY RESEARCHERS REPORT ABNORMAL GENE SILENCING MAY LEAD TO PROGRESSION OF BREAST CANCER -
Emory University scientists have discovered that a mistake in the way DNA is labeled and packaged could lead to the abnormal silencing of a gene that plays an important role in keeping breast cancer cells in check, thus contributing to cancer progression.
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November 9, '00

EMORY Cardiologists Meet to Present State-Of-The-Art In Primary Care -
Reporters are invited to Emory Heart Center's three-day course, Cardiology in Primary Care.
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November 6, '00

EMORY SCIENTISTS REPORT NEW LINK BETWEEN PESTICIDES AND PARKINSON'S DISEASE -
In the December issue of Nature Neuroscience, Tim Greenamyre and colleagues (Emory University) show that rotenone, a commonly used organic pesticide, can induce the major features of Parkinson's disease in rats. These results not only provide a new animal model for testing potential treatments, they also support the idea that chronic exposure to environmental pesticides may contribute to the incidence of Parkinson's disease in humans.
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