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October 25, '00

BLACK AND WHITE PATIENTS FARE EQUALLY WELL FOLLOWING POST-LUMPECTOMY RADIOTHERAPY, DESPITE INITIAL DIFFERENCES -
BOSTON--Despite significant differences in the severity of their diseases upon diagnosis, black and white women with breast cancer who are treated with lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy are equally likely to survive disease-free for at least five year and to achieve local control of their disease.
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October 25, '00

webEBM, inc. Launches EBMpact to Optimize Efficiency and Clinical Effectiveness, Healthcare industry gets unique resource to reduce variability and improve outcomes -
Nashville, Tenn. - webEBM, inc. recently announced the launch of its product, EBMpact, a private intranet suite of evidence-based guidelines and interactive tools for use by health plans and hospitals to optimize care and clinical effectiveness.
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October 25, '00

New Pain Assessment Using Palm Pilot Technology Introduced to Help Sickle Cell Patients -
Efforts to bring pain relief to Sickle Cell patients could be just a touch of a pen away, thanks to advance in current technology.
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October 17, '00

STUDYING A SMILE: Wyeth-Ayerst funds Emory study seeking to unlock some of the mysteries of autism -
People with severe cases of the enigmatic developmental disability known as autism often seem to be locked away within themselves, unable to communicate effectively or have typical social interaction with others, even with their families.
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October 17, '00

MESHING ENGINEERING AND MEDICINE
MOMENTUM MAGAZINE FALL 2000
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A crudely stitched patchwork of body parts, the monster in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is feared and scorned by all who encounter him. In his unending misery and rage, he exacts gruesome revenge on his master and loved ones. An early fictional embodiment of experimental tissue engineering gone awry, the monster probably would have been much happier had his master had access to the tools of modern molecular genetics and cell biology.
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October 17, '00

LACK OF FOLIC ACID CONTINUES TO CAUSE PREVENTABLE BIRTH DEFECTS -
Despite clear-cut evidence that folic acid supplementation prevents two severe birth defects, not enough is being done to educate women and to fortify the American diet, declare birth defects authorities in a commentary in the October issue of the Journal Pediatrics.
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October 17, '00

EMORY-LED RESEARCH GROUP WORKS ON DEVELOPING NOVEL ANTI-CANCER DRUGS -
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a $3.8 million grant to establish a National Cooperative Drug Discovery Group (NCDDG) at Emory University in conjunction with the University of Georgia and Wayne State University. The group will develop new anti-cancer drugs based on sphingolipids, a category of compounds that recently have been discovered to restore many cell behaviors that are out of control in cancer.
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October 16, '00

Groundbreaking Stroke Study To Get Underway at Grady -
Grady Memorial Hospital is among 15 stroke center sites nationwide participating in a $2.2 million study for managing the most severe strokes patients suffer.
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October 12, '00

THOSE WITH CONTACT LENSES MAY NEED TO TAKE EXTRA CARE WHILE PREPARING PEPPERS -
ATLANTA - People with contact lenses, particularly soft lenses, may not be aware that certain foods that they handle during meal preparation can contaminate their lenses when they later handle those lenses-even after repeated hand washings and the lapse of several hours.
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October 12, '00

PREGNANT WOMEN PHYSICIANS ARE PRIME EXAMPLE OF GOOD HEALTH HABITS, WORK SATISFACTION AND PRODUCTIVITY -
Pregnant physicians have especially good health habits and are just as productive in their jobs as non-pregnant female physicians, according to data collected from the Women Physician's Health Study, a nationally representative questionnaire-based survey.
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October 11, '00

AVON BREAST CANCER CRUSADE FUNDING RECIPIENT: THE WINSHIP CANCER INSTITUTE OF EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE -
The Winship Cancer Institute of Emory has been selected to receive a $5.3 million gift from the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade for research and clinical care.
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October 11, '00

AVON SETS NEW CORPORATE FUNDING RECORD FOR BREAST CANCER CARE AND RESEARCH -
Largest corporate supporter of breast cancer awards record-setting total $15.3 million to Emory and Columbia Presbyterian cancer centers for research and quality care of medically underserved women.
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October 10, '00

EMORY'S COMPREHENSIVE HEMOPHILIA PROGRAM IS A LEADER IN CLINICAL RESEARCH AND ADVANCED TREATMENTS FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN -
The comprehensive hemophilia program at Emory University has become a national leader in research and treatment programs that are helping improve the lives of the 15,000 hemophiliacs living in the U.S.
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October 9, '00

"Tripping and Tricking: Prostitution in the Era of AIDS"
An Emory University Public Health Ethnographer Discusses the Taboo World of Prostitution in Atlanta and New York
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Almost 20 years ago, Claire Sterk began her ethnographic research in the first national study of AIDS and prostitution in the United States. She has since gone on to make groundbreaking discoveries in the field where prostitution, the use of crack cocaine, and AIDS intersect.
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October 6, '00

FRAGILE X MUTATION HAS MULTIPLE NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON NEURONAL PROTEINS -
Intermediate form of mutation, once considered hairless, could also be cause of cognitive and psychiatric problems.
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October 1, '00

JOHN DOUGLAS NAMED DIRECTOR OF CORONARY
INTERVENTION AT EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
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John S. Douglas Jr., M.D., has been named director of the Andreas Gruentzig Cardiovascular Center of Emory University Hospital. As one of the most experienced interventional cardiologists in the world, Dr. Douglas has earned international recognition for his expertise in the field he helped launch.
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October 1, '00

EMORY UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES MAJOR GIFT BY ROLLINS FAMILY TO THE ROLLINS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH -
Michael M. E. Johns, MD, executive vice president of health affairs at Emory University, announced a $5 million gift to the Rollins School of Public Health. The gift was given by the Rollins family.
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