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This is an ARCHIVE of our most recent press releases, covering Jan. 2004 - Oct. 2008.

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17 November 2008
Emory Sound Science Podcast: Exploring New Treatments for Rare Cancers
Charles Staley, MD, chief of surgical oncology at Emory University School of Medicine and the Winship Cancer Institute, is exploring how new technologies, including nanotechnology, could be used to di...    FULL STORY

12 November 2008
New Biomarker for Heart Failure Identified
Blood levels of resistin, a hormone produced by fat cells, can independently predict an individual’s risk of heart failure, cardiologists at Emory University School of Medicine have found. Their fi...    FULL STORY

12 November 2008
Sex Differences Narrow in Death After Heart Attack, Study Shows
In recent years, women, particularly younger women, experienced larger improvements in hospital mortality after myocardial infarction than men, according to a new study. Over the last decade some ...    FULL STORY

11 November 2008
Nobel Laureate Peter Agre to Speak at Emory on Aquaporins and Disease
WHAT: 2008 William E. Mitch Lecture in Nephrology, Emory University School of Medicine, Renal Division WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008.
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. LECTURER: ...    FULL STORY

11 November 2008
Emory's Institute for Advanced Policy Solutions Gets $600,000 Peterson Foundation Grant
Emory University's Institute for Advanced Policy Solutions (IAPS) has received a $600,000, one-year grant from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation to establish a Center for Entitlement Reform, the Instit...    FULL STORY

11 November 2008
Stem Cells from Monkey Teeth Can Stimulate Growth and Generation of Brain Cells
Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have discovered dental pulp stem cells can stimulate growth and generation of several types of neural cells. Findings from...    FULL STORY

11 November 2008
March of Dimes To Unveil New ANGEL II Neonatal Transport Ambulance at State Capitol
The March of Dimes is donating a new ANGEL II Neonatal Transport ambulance to Emory University's Regional Perinatal Center. The new ambulance, housed at Grady Memorial Hospital, will transport vulnera...    FULL STORY

11 November 2008
Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Shows Promise for Treating Heart Failure
At low concentrations, the toxic gas hydrogen sulfide protects the hearts of mice from heart failure, scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have found. Their findings, presented Nov. 11...    FULL STORY

10 November 2008
Daily Rhythms in Blood Vessels May Explain Morning Peak in Heart Attacks
It’s not just the stress of going to work. Daily rhythms in the activity of cells that line blood vessels may help explain why heart attacks and strokes occur most often in early morning hours, resear...    FULL STORY

31 October 2008
Emory Eye Center Studying Promising Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity
Emory Eye Center will participate in a Phase I research study to establish a safety profile for an anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) drug, Avastin (Bevacizumab), for premature babies with...    FULL STORY

31 October 2008
Jane Fonda Center Awarded Ford Foundation Grant to Develop "Centering Sex Education"
Emory University School of Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to pursue "Centering Sex Education" as part of the work conducted...    FULL STORY

30 October 2008
Eating Red Meat Introduces Foreign Carbohydrate, Creating Food-Poisoning Vulnerability
Humans who eat red meat are vulnerable to bacteria that cause food poisoning because their cells incorporate an otherwise foreign sugar molecule found in lamb, pork and beef, new research published in...    FULL STORY

30 October 2008
Cancer Program of Atlanta VA Medical Center Earns Commendation
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has granted its Three-Year Approval with Commendation to the cancer program of the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). Ju...    FULL STORY

29 October 2008
Workplace Obesity Program Shows Modest Effects After Just One Year
Environmental changes implemented at 12 Dow Chemical Company worksites helped employees' there achieve modest improvements in health risks, including weight management, decreasing tobacco use and bloo...    FULL STORY

29 October 2008
Emory Eye Center Ranks in Top 10 in Ophthalmology Times Annual Survey
Emory Eye Center has ranked in all four of the Top Ten slots with other distinguished U.S. academic eye institutions in the annual survey of ophthalmology programs conducted by Ophthalmology Times. ...    FULL STORY

29 October 2008
Emory University Receives $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for Innovative Global Health Research by John Altman, PhD
Emory University announced today that it has received a US$100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support an innovative global health res...    FULL STORY

29 October 2008
March of Dimes Honors Emory Geneticist Stephen T. Warren
The March of Dimes honored Emory geneticist Stephen T. Warren, PhD, with the Champion for Babies Award at the organization's Evening of Excellence Gala Oct. 25 in Atlanta. The event celebrated the Mar...    FULL STORY

28 October 2008
James M. Hughes Elected Vice President of Infectious Diseases Society of America
James M. Hughes, MD, professor of medicine and public health at Emory University, has been elected vice president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). The announcement was made Sunday...    FULL STORY

28 October 2008
Pneumococcal Vaccine Could Prevent Deaths, Save Costs During Flu Pandemic, Model Predicts
A new predictive model shows that vaccinating infants with 7 valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7)--the current recommendation--not only saves lives and money during a normal flu season by prev...    FULL STORY

27 October 2008
Sun Safety Program Cuts Lifeguards' Sun Exposure, Skin Cancer Risk
A targeted, peer-driven program aimed at getting lifeguards to wear more sunscreen and practice sun safety significantly reduced sunburns among study participants, says Emory University project coordi...    FULL STORY

24 October 2008
Emory University Hospital Named Consumer's Choice Top Hospital
Emory University Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation's top hospitals by the National Research Corporation's (NRC) Consumer's Choice Awards. The award identifies hospitals that healt...    FULL STORY

24 October 2008
Emory Nursing Officer Awarded for Chemotherapy Handbook & International Training Workshop
Mary Gullatte, PhD, RN, APRN, associate chief nursing officer at Emory Crawford Long Hospital, has been awarded the 2008 APEX Publication Award of Excellence for the Clinical Guide to Antineoplastic T...    FULL STORY

23 October 2008
Emory Lecture to Address Improving Patient Safety
WHAT:
2008 David Jowers Lecture, Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing "Getting Everyone Involved in Improving Quality and Safety in Health Care" WHEN:
...    FULL STORY

23 October 2008
Mapping a Clan of Mobile Selfish Genes
Much of human DNA is the genetic equivalent of e-mail spam: short repeated sequences that have no obvious function other than making more of themselves. After starting out in our primate ancestors ...    FULL STORY

23 October 2008
Men With Intracranial Hypertension Experience Vision Loss More Often Than Women
Men who suffer from idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), a cause of increased pressure around the brain, are more likely to have vision loss than women with the same disease, says Beau Bruce, M...    FULL STORY

23 October 2008
Glycobiology Textbook, Co-Edited by Emory Biochemist, Released in Print and Free Online
The Essentials of Glycobiology, a new second-edition textbook co-edited by Emory University biochemist Richard D. Cummings, PhD, is written and edited by leaders in the field of glycobiology who have ...    FULL STORY

22 October 2008
Emory Researchers Study Test to Better Detect High-Risk HPVs and Cervical Cancer
Researchers at Emory University are participating in a large national study to evaluate an investigational test used to detect high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV), which in some cases can lead to a w...    FULL STORY

22 October 2008
Emory Scientist Earns American Cancer Society Grant to Fight Multiple Myeloma
Emory cancer researcher Jing Chen, PhD, has earned a $720,000 award from the American Cancer Society to support his work on new drug targets in multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is one of the most co...    FULL STORY

21 October 2008
Emory First in Georgia to Use New and Faster Radiation Treatment System
Doctors in Emory University's Department of Radiation Oncology have installed a new radiation delivery system that speeds up treatment dramatically. The first patients treated will be men with prostat...    FULL STORY

20 October 2008
Drug-embedded Microparticles Bolster Heart Function in Animal Studies
Researchers at Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology have developed tiny polymer beads that can slowly release anti-inflammatory drugs and break down into non-toxic components. When ...    FULL STORY

20 October 2008
Emory Crawford Long Hospital Celebrates Centennial Birthday
On Oct. 21, 1908, two doctors opened a small, 26-bed sanatorium near present-day Turner Field to care for Atlanta’s sick. Now, 100 years later, on Oct. 21, 2008, a 511-bed Emory Crawford Long Hospital...    FULL STORY

17 October 2008
Global Public Health Leaders Focus on Partnerships at IANPHI Third Annual Meeting
Nearly 90 national public health institute (NPHI) directors, country observers and partners attended the third annual meeting of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IAN...    FULL STORY

17 October 2008
Wesley Woods Hospital Recognized as One of State's Top Small Hospitals
Emory University's Wesley Woods Hospital has been recognized as one of the best small hospitals in the state by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals (GACH) during the organization's 2008 annual...    FULL STORY

16 October 2008
AAMC Honors Emory Immunologist Max Cooper with Distinguished Research Award
The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) will honor Max Cooper, MD, with its 2008 Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences. Established in 1947, the award recognizes outs...    FULL STORY

15 October 2008
Michael A. Watson Named Foundation of Wesley Woods President and CEO
The Board of the Foundation of Wesley Woods has named long-time fundraising and campaign executive Michael A. Watson as president and CEO. The Foundation of Wesley Woods is the connection point be...    FULL STORY

14 October 2008
Lack of Vitamin D Linked to Parkinson's Disease
A majority of Parkinson’s disease patients had insufficient levels of vitamin D in a new study from Emory University School of Medicine. The fraction of Parkinson’s patients with vitamin D insuffi...    FULL STORY

14 October 2008
Emory Awarded $1.5 Million for Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center
Emory University has received a $1.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to establish a Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (PERRC). In addition to ...    FULL STORY

14 October 2008
Hospital-Based Smoking Cessation Program After Heart Attack Adds to Success
Hospital-based smoking cessation programs, along with referrals to cardiac rehabilitation, appear to be associated with increased rates of quitting smoking following heart attack, according to a repor...    FULL STORY

13 October 2008
Institute of Medicine Elects Emory University School of Medicine Faculty Member
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has elected Emory University School of Medicine Professor Helen S. Mayberg, MD, to its 2008 class of 65 new members. This election brings Emory's total IOM membership t...    FULL STORY

10 October 2008
Emory Heart & Vascular Center Opens Location in Middle Georgia
Emory Heart & Vascular Center is expanding its statewide cardiology services with the addition of the Emory Heart & Vascular Center of Middle Georgia, opening today in Dublin, Ga. The new Center wi...    FULL STORY

10 October 2008
Diabetic Eye Disease Month Underscores Need for Annual Eye Exams
November is both American Diabetes Month and Diabetic Eye Disease Month. More Americans than ever have diabetes. In fact, 8 percent of the population has diabetes - 23.6 million children and adults. O...    FULL STORY

10 October 2008
Connect Your Mind, Body and Soul at Women's Health and Wellness Forum
It's an opportunity to learn how to better feed your mind, connect with your body and nurture your soul to stay healthy. On Friday, Oct. 17 from 7:30 - 10 a.m., Emory Crawford Long Hospital will host ...    FULL STORY

08 October 2008
Emory and Children's Pediatric Liver Transplant Program Earns Accreditation
Emory University School of Medicine's pediatric transplant hepatology fellowship program recently earned accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educators (ACGME). The fellow...    FULL STORY

08 October 2008
Scientists Find New Insight into Genome of Neglected Malaria Parasite
As international health authorities step up efforts to fight malaria, leading scientists say the stealthy and increasingly debilitating Plasmodium vivax parasite deserves more attention. The comple...    FULL STORY

08 October 2008
Compassion Meditation May Improve Physical and Emotional Responses to Psychological Stress
Data from a new study suggests that individuals who engage in compassion meditation may benefit by reductions in inflammatory and behavioral responses to stress that have been linked to depression and...    FULL STORY

06 October 2008
Structural Puzzle Connecting Cancer Drug and Sepsis Solved
A well-known anticancer drug also binds a protein in the human body that triggers sepsis, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have revealed. In mice, the drug paclitaxel can bring on...    FULL STORY

03 October 2008
Emory Awarded $28.5 Million for Landmark Child Health Study
A consortium headed by Emory University today was awarded $28.5 million as part of a second wave of federal funding for the landmark National Children's Study. Emory will partner with the Morehous...    FULL STORY

02 October 2008
Fewer Doses, Injection in Muscle Can Improve Anthrax Vaccine Regimen, National Study Shows
In the largest study ever conducted of an anthrax vaccine, researchers found they could achieve the same level of immune response, with fewer side effects, by giving the vaccine in the muscle rather t...    FULL STORY

02 October 2008
Emory Health Policy Expert Weighs in on Candidates' Health Care Plans
The presidential candidates' health care plans share some important elements, but Sen. John McCain's proposed health care plan is likely to result in higher overall health care spending than Sen. Bara...    FULL STORY

01 October 2008
National Cancer Institute Awards Emory $7.5 Million for Cancer Imaging
The Emory Molecular and Translational Imaging Center has earned a five-year, $7.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for research on cancer imaging techniques. Emory's cancer imagi...    FULL STORY

01 October 2008
New NIH Roadmap Epigenomics Program Selects Emory Biochemist
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Emory biochemist Xiaodong Cheng, PhD, to participate in its Roadmap Epigenomics program -- a broad initiative aimed at accelerating this emerging f...    FULL STORY

30 September 2008
NIH Awards Emory $7.4 Million for Studies of Oxidative Stress and Colon Cancer
Researchers at Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute have earned a five-year, $7.4 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), supporting their work examining the li...    FULL STORY

30 September 2008
Avon Foundation Awards $950,000 to Emory Winship Cancer Institute and Grady Hospital
The Avon Foundation has awarded a $950,000 one-year grant to the Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute and Grady Memorial Hospital. The grant will support community outreach, patient navigation ...    FULL STORY

30 September 2008
NIH $2.8 Million Grant Funds Emory's Search for Genes Related to Bipolar 1 Disorder
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Emory University scientists $2.8 million over four years to search for genes that predispose individuals to bipolar 1 disorder. Bipolar 1 disorder ...    FULL STORY

30 September 2008
International Photographic Exhibit 'Inside Terrorism: The X-Ray Project' Coming to Emory
The Emory University School of Medicine Department of Radiology will host a photography exhibit 'Inside Terrorism: The X-Ray Project' Nov. 3-7, 2008. The exhibit opens with a lecture by featured a...    FULL STORY

29 September 2008
Second Annual Le Petit Elegance Benefits Emory Department of Surgery
The American Le Mans Series hosted the 2nd annual Le Petit Elegance breast cancer charity event at Road Atlanta on Sunday, Sept. 28, with proceeds again benefiting the Emory University School of Medic...    FULL STORY

29 September 2008
Emory Reproductive Center Receives Internationally Recognized CAP Accreditation for Labs
The Emory Reproductive Center, located at Emory Crawford Long Hospital (ECLH), has been accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for its high standards and excellence in laboratory qua...    FULL STORY

29 September 2008
"Hub" of Fear Memory Formation Identified in Brain Cells
A protein required for the earliest steps in embryonic development also plays a key role in solidifying fear memories in the brains of adult animals, scientists have revealed. An apparent “hub” for c...    FULL STORY

29 September 2008
New Life-Saving Device Treats Aortic Aneurysms
Emory University Hospital is using an innovative new medical device for the minimally invasive treatment of aortic aneurysms, dangerous bulges or weaknesses in the body's largest artery that can ruptu...    FULL STORY

25 September 2008
Emory Names Assoc. COO and Assoc. Chief Nursing Officer for Orthopaedics Hospital
Emory Healthcare nurse and health care administrator June Connor has been named associate chief operating officer and associate chief nursing officer for Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital...    FULL STORY

25 September 2008
Neuroscientist Reveals How Nonconformists Achieve Success
In a new book, Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently (Harvard Business Press, 2008), Gregory Berns, MD, PhD, shows us how the world's most successful innovators think and what...    FULL STORY

25 September 2008
Emory Latino Diabetes Education Program Receives National Accreditation
The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) recently accredited the Emory Latino Diabetes Education Program (ELDEP) -- the first nationally accredited all-Spanish diabetes education program....    FULL STORY

24 September 2008
Potential Treatment Option for Severe Emphysema Under Study
Emory University researchers are participating in a nationwide study to explore an investigational treatment for advanced widespread emphysema. The EASE (Exhale Airway Stents for Emphysema) Trial ...    FULL STORY

24 September 2008
Emory Biosafety Experts to Train Scientists in Vietnam
Emory University biosafety experts will travel to Hanoi, Vietnam, to train more than 60 scientists there on how to work safely with dangerous laboratory pathogens, while protecting the community in th...    FULL STORY

24 September 2008
Study Findings Help EMS Respond to Cardiac Arrest Emergencies More Safely and Efficiently
When cardiac arrest patients cannot successfully be resuscitated by emergency medical services in the field, lifesaving attempts to race them to a nearby hospital via ambulance often prove to be futil...    FULL STORY

24 September 2008
Emory Healthcare Opens New School of Medical Technology
Emory Healthcare is working to address the community's need for more medical technologists with the opening of its new School of Medical Technology (SMT), and welcomed its inaugural class on Sept. 4. ...    FULL STORY

23 September 2008
Emory University Tops $400 Million in FY08 Research Funding
Emory University scientists continued their positive momentum in fiscal year '08 by attracting $411.2 million in funding from external sponsoring agencies, with the majority of funds coming from the N...    FULL STORY

19 September 2008
Emory School of Medicine Names Chair of Department of Dermatology
Thomas J. Lawley, MD, dean of the Emory University School of Medicine, has announced the appointment of Robert A. Swerlick, MD, as new chair of the Department of Dermatology. Dr. Swerlick has served a...    FULL STORY

18 September 2008
Few U.S. Hospitals and Birth Centers Provide Adequate Support for Breastfeeding
Many U.S. birth facilities are not providing maternity care that is fully supportive of breastfeeding, says a recent study reported by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the Ce...    FULL STORY

18 September 2008
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Appoints Michael M.E. Johns to Board
The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced that Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates appointed Michael M.E. Johns, MD, Emory University Chancellor, to serve as a member of the Uniformed Service...    FULL STORY

16 September 2008
Emory Sound Science Podcast: Psychiatrist Discusses Neuroeconomics and Decision Making
Using brain-imaging technologies, Greg Berns, MD, PhD, studies human motivation and decision making by focusing on neuroeconomics, a blend of neuroscience, economics and psychology. To listen to ...    FULL STORY

16 September 2008
Emory Awarded $6 Million to Study Environmental Causes of Parkinson's
Emory University has received a $6.4 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to examine the impact of...    FULL STORY

16 September 2008
Why Some Primates Can Live with Immunodeficiency Viruses and Not Progress to AIDS
Highlights: - Some primate species, including sooty mangabeys, harbor simian immunodeficiency viruses but remain healthy, unlike rhesus macaques. - The immune systems of sooty mangabeys become s...    FULL STORY

16 September 2008
Injection Drug Use Prevalence Among Black Adults Declines, Remains Stable for Whites
The prevalence of injection drug use among black adult residents of large U.S. metropolitan areas decreased substantially between 1992 and 2002, while injection drug use prevalence among white adults ...    FULL STORY

16 September 2008
Emory Begins Testing Vaccines Against Pandemic Influenza Threat
Emory University and its physician/scientists will play a leading national role in evaluating promising new vaccines against an "H5" avian flu (bird flu) virus thought to be a possible pandemic threat...    FULL STORY

15 September 2008
Oncologist Omer Kucuk Joins Emory Winship Cancer Institute
Omer Kucuk, MD, who conducted the first clinical trials to show the benefits of soy and lycopene supplements in prostate cancer treatment, has joined Emory University's FULL STORY

15 September 2008
Grady Stroke Program Receives American Stroke Association Award
Grady Memorial Hospital has received the "Get With The Guidelines-Stroke" Silver Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. The award rec...    FULL STORY

11 September 2008
Emory Cardiothoracic Surgeons to Provide Expertise at Athens Regional
Athens Regional Health Services and Emory Healthcare will partner to continue the availability of new and advanced cardiac and thoracic surgery in the Northeast Georgia region. The partnership will...    FULL STORY

11 September 2008
Syntermed Licenses Emory ERTb Software for Enhanced Cardiac Imaging
Georgia Research Alliance "Technology Partnerships Program" Supports Commercial Collaboration A comprehensive software package designed to significantly improve the quality and accessibility of nuc...    FULL STORY

11 September 2008
As Head and Neck Cancer Risks Evolve, More Treatment Options Emerge
Advances in understanding head and neck cancer over the last decade have led to more treatment options and improved quality of life for patients, according to a review published this week in the New E...    FULL STORY

10 September 2008
Workplace Wellness Program Offers Good Return on Investment
A workplace wellness program aimed at reducing weight and improving health risk factors in obese employees could produce a short-term return on investment (ROI) of $1.17 per dollar spent, reports a st...    FULL STORY

10 September 2008
Where a Woman Lives May Affect Her Risk for Preterm Birth, Study Finds
Unique characteristics that distinguish one city from another -- such as region, size and local economy -- may impact preterm birth rates among U.S. women, according to a study in the September-Octobe...    FULL STORY

10 September 2008
Herpes Drug Acyclovir Also Suppresses HIV in Herpes-Infected Tissue
Highlights: -- Acyclovir is a successful anti-herpesvirus drug that also can directly suppress HIV-1 in herpesvirus-infected tissues. -- The viral process of phosphorylation that selectively act...    FULL STORY

10 September 2008
Sound Science Podcast Series Highlights Emory Scientists and Discoveries
A new podcast series called "Sound Science: Conversations on Transforming Health and Healing" has been unveiled on the website of Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center. The twice-monthly ...    FULL STORY

10 September 2008
New Cytogenetics Tests Help Clarify Pediatric Diagnosis of Complex Developmental Abnormalities
Breakthroughs in cytogenetic technologies, which focus on subtle alterations in genes and chromosomes, are enabling a new level of detail and accuracy in the diagnosis of complex and unexplained devel...    FULL STORY

10 September 2008
Herpes Drug Acyclovir Also Suppresses HIV in Herpes-Infected Tissue
The drug acyclovir, used successfully for decades to suppress outbreaks of oral and genital herpes, also can directly suppress HIV-1 in tissues already infected with a herpesvirus, researchers have di...    FULL STORY

10 September 2008
New Cytogenetics Tests Can Help Clarify Diagnosis of Complex Developmental Abnormalities
Breakthroughs in cytogenetic technologies, which focus on subtle alterations in genes and chromosomes, are enabling a new level of detail and accuracy in the diagnosis of complex and unexplained devel...    FULL STORY

09 September 2008
Public Forum: Progress and Promise in Mental Health Research
Emory University School of Medicine and the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) will present "Healthy Minds Across America," a free public forum featuring Emory exp...    FULL STORY

09 September 2008
Outreach Program for Troubled College Students Shows Positive Results
A pilot program called the College Screening Project, a suicide prevention outreach program, was successful in identifying and treating college students with severe depression and feelings of desperat...    FULL STORY

09 September 2008
Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery Reduces Scars and Helps Patients Heal More Quickly
Several Emory Crawford Long Hospital surgeons are now using a single entry point in the abdominal wall to remove gallbladders, appendixes and parts of the colon, rather than the standard four to six s...    FULL STORY

08 September 2008
Zen Training Speeds the Mind’s Return After Distraction, Brain Scans Reveal
Experienced Zen meditators can clear their minds of distractions more quickly than novices, according to a new brain imaging study. After being interrupted by a word-recognition task, experienced ...    FULL STORY

05 September 2008
Emory Announces Opening of Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital
Fulfilling its mission to meet the increasing demand for orthopaedics and spine care, Emory Healthcare today announced the opening of the E...    FULL STORY

04 September 2008
Emory Crawford Long Hospital New Cardiac Imaging System Has High Accuracy and Quick Result
Emory Crawford Long Hospital (ECLH) is using a new single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging system, which experts say produces quicker, better and more diagnostic-quality images for ...    FULL STORY

03 September 2008
Arteries from Distinct Regions of the Body Have Unique Immune Functions
Human arteries play distinct roles in the immune system depending on their anatomical location, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine    FULL STORY

03 September 2008
NIH Awards EUREKA Grant to Emory Biochemists for Innovative Research in Glycomics
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Emory University biochemists David F. Smith, PhD, and Richard D. Cummings, PhD, a grant of $1.2 million over four years as part of the NIH EUREKA pr...    FULL STORY

03 September 2008
DNA Editing Tool Flips Its Target
Imagine having to copy an entire book by hand without missing a comma. Our cells face a similar task every time they divide. They must duplicate both their DNA and a subtle pattern of punctuation-like...    FULL STORY

03 September 2008
Yerkes Researchers Create Animal Model Of Chronic Stress
In an effort to better understand how chronic stress affects the human body, researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the    FULL STORY

02 September 2008
Early-Onset Gene for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Identified
A study of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in children has identified a gene that influences whether children get these diseases early in life, and points to a potential new target for treatmen...    FULL STORY

26 August 2008
Yerkes Researchers Find Monkeys Enjoy Giving to Others
Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have shown capuchin monkeys, just like humans, find giving to be a satisfying experience. This finding comes on the coatta...    FULL STORY

25 August 2008
400 Emory Public Health Students Team up to Help Atlantans in Need
WHAT: More than 400 Emory University Rollins School of Public Health students will roll up their sleeves for a day of service to help Atlanta communities in need. This is the second year...    FULL STORY

18 August 2008
NIH Grant Supports Reduction of Transfusion-Related Risk
For especially vulnerable patients like premature babies or adults with leukemia, blood cell transfusions can involve the risk of infections and other complications. A five-year, $8 million National I...    FULL STORY

18 August 2008
Fearsome-Smelling Gas Could Have Beneficial Uses in Medicine
A single breath of hydrogen sulfide, a gas best known for its rotten-egg smell, can kill. But at low concentrations, hydrogen sulfide could protect vital organs during surgery, research conducted by a...    FULL STORY

18 August 2008
Emory University Hospital One of Nation's First Training Facilities for Neuro Rescue
As one of the nation's first "Neuro Rescue Training & Certification" facilities, Emory University Hospital will train interventional cardiologists and vascular specialists in simulation-based stroke i...    FULL STORY

14 August 2008
Emory Eye Center Awarded Grant from Research to Prevent Blindness
Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has given Emory Eye Center a $110,000 unrestricted grant to fund research. RPB is the world's leading volu...    FULL STORY

14 August 2008
Trapping White Blood Cells Proves Novel Strategy Against Chronic Viral Infections
Seeing disease-fighting white blood cells vanish from the blood usually signals a weakened immune system. But preventing white blood cells' circulation by trapping them in the lymph nodes can help ...    FULL STORY

14 August 2008
Methamphetamine Use May Increase Heart Infection Risk
The number of U.S. injection drug users hospitalized for infective endocarditis, or heart inflammation, increased substantially between the years 2000 and 2003, says a study reported in Clinical Infec...    FULL STORY

12 August 2008
Global Health Institute Launches Secretariat for Commemoration of Smallpox Eradication
The Emory Global Health Institute and veteran smallpox eradication workers from around the world have launched a secretariat to organize events commemorating the 30th anniversary of the worldwide erad...    FULL STORY

11 August 2008
Yerkes Research Center Receives Continued Full Accreditation from AAALAC
The Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, has received continued full accreditation from The Council on Accreditation of the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care...    FULL STORY

11 August 2008
Gender and Culturally Tailored Interventions Help Curb STDs in Black Girls
Black girls who undergo gender and culturally tailored HIV interventions are significantly less likely to contract a sexually transmitted disease. The study by Emory University public health resear...    FULL STORY

05 August 2008
Black Girls who Use Marijuana Engage in Riskier Sex, Have Higher STD Rate
Black girls who use marijuana are more likely to engage in risky sexual acts and contract a sexually transmitted disease, a new study finds. The study, by Emory University public health researchers...    FULL STORY

04 August 2008
Emory University Hospital's Robert Bachman Named to American Heart Association Board
Robert Bachman, chief operating officer for Emory University Hospital, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Heart Association's Greater Southeast Affiliate. Bachman is slated to ...    FULL STORY

04 August 2008
Study Highlights Risky Behavior, Lack of Care Among HIV-infected Crack Users
Doctors who treat HIV-infected crack users refer to them as "the forgotten population." A study being presented at this week's International AIDS Conference in Mexico City reveals that these patients ...    FULL STORY

01 August 2008
Emory Crawford Long Hospital Celebrates History Through Service
Most people don't equate celebrating a birthday or important milestone by making hard work an actual part of that celebration. But FULL STORY

30 July 2008
Respiratory Illnesses and Dog Bites a Concern for Travelers to China for 2008 Olympics
As 600,000 visitors and athletes gear up to travel to China for the 2008 Olympic Games, travelers should be most concerned about respiratory illnesses and dog bites, according to report by an Emory Un...    FULL STORY

29 July 2008
Sickle Cell Expert Dampier Named Medical Director of Emory Office for Clinical Research
Emory University School of Medicine has appointed Carlton Dampier, MD, a national leader in the study and treatment of sickle cell disease, as medical director of its Office for Clinical Research. Dam...    FULL STORY

28 July 2008
Emory Researcher Receives Prestigious National Alzheimer's Award
A coalition of leading Alzheimer's disease organizations has awarded a "Tomorrow's Leaders in Alzheimer's Disease Research" award to James Lah, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurology, FULL STORY

24 July 2008
Emory Physicians Assistant Student Only Georgian to Provide Care at Olympics
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has selected Harris Patel, MA, ATC, as part of its 62-member medical staff. Patel is a certified athletic trainer (ATC) currently enrolled in the FULL STORY

22 July 2008
Michael J. Fox Foundation to Support Parkinson's Researcher at Emory
Stephen Traynelis, PhD, professor of pharmacology at Emory University School of Medicine, has earned an award from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research for his laboratory's work on d...    FULL STORY

21 July 2008
Study Shows Promising Results in Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression
New data from a study of patients with treatment-resistant depression who underwent deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the subcallosal cingulate region (SCG or Cg25) of the brain shows that this interven...    FULL STORY

21 July 2008
Class of Antibiotics Can Enhance Gene-silencing Tool
A way to turn off one gene at a time has earned acceptance in biology laboratories over the last decade. Doctors envision the technique, called RNA interference, as a tool to treat a variety of diseas...    FULL STORY

21 July 2008
Bioinformatics Pioneer Will Lead New Initiatives at Emory University
Joel H. Saltz, MD, PhD, a pioneer in the fields of high-performance computing and biomedical informatics, will join Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center in September as director of the C...    FULL STORY

18 July 2008
Researchers Use Adult BNP Test to Diagnose Heart Disease in Children
A test currently used to diagnose adult patients with cardiovascular disease could be effective in diagnosing critical heart disease in infants and young children, according to Emory University and Ch...    FULL STORY

17 July 2008
Liver Transplant Expert Knechtle to Lead Emory Transplant Center Liver Team
Stuart Knechtle, MD, a leader in the field of liver transplantation, has joined the Emory Transplant Center as director of its liver transplant program, effective July 16. Knechtle will be a professo...    FULL STORY

14 July 2008
Ladies Home Journal Names Emory Researcher Health Breakthrough Award Winner
Donald Stein, PhD, Asa G. Candler Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, has been named by Ladies Home Journal as one of four winners of the Health Breakthrough Award fo...    FULL STORY

11 July 2008
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Emory Among Nation's Top Hospitals
Emory University Hospital again joins the prestigious ranks of America's top medical institutions in the annual U.S. News & World Report guide to "America's Best Hospitals." Emory ranked among the ...    FULL STORY

11 July 2008
Magnolia Compound Hits Elusive Target in Cancer Cells
A natural compound from magnolia cones blocks a pathway for cancer growth that was previously considered "undruggable," researchers have found. A laboratory led by Jack Arbiser, MD, PhD, at    FULL STORY

10 July 2008
Atlanta Kidney Transplant Recipient to Represent Georgia in National Transplant Games
While many medical students were preparing for board exams in 2006, Ken Sutha was already spending plenty of time in the hospital as a patient. Diagnosed with kidney disease at age 10, Sutha's con...    FULL STORY

09 July 2008
Americans Eating More Processed Sugar, Study Finds
Americans are getting more than 10 percent of their daily calories from fructose, used mainly in sugar-sweetened beverages and processed foods, a new study finds. The study, analyzing the amount an...    FULL STORY

08 July 2008
India's Public and Private Sectors Should Unite to Address Diabetes Epidemic
Central and state governments as well as private industry and universities are among some of the groups that should unite to enact policy changes addressing India's growing diabetes epidemic, say lead...    FULL STORY

07 July 2008
Neuropolicy Center Confronts the Biological Basis of Collective Decision Making
A new Center for Neuropolicy at Emory University will focus on how the biology of the brain influences decision-making in politics, policy a...    FULL STORY

07 July 2008
Early-Life Nutrition May Be Associated With Adult Intellectual Functioning
Adults who had improved nutrition in early childhood may score better on intellectual tests, regardless of the number of years they attended school, according to a report in the July issue of Archives...    FULL STORY

07 July 2008
Cancer Genome Atlas Project Selects Emory Laboratory to Participate
Emory University researchers will participate in a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored project analyzing the molecular basis of cancer called the Cancer Genome Atlas. Erwin G. Van Meir, ...    FULL STORY

07 July 2008
Unlocking Mysteries of Epilepsy is Goal of New Monitoring Unit
Emory University Hospital's state-of-the-art Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) helps patients better identify the source of epileptic seizures, which in turn, can lead to more effective treatments and ou...    FULL STORY

03 July 2008
Chest Pain Center Accreditation Linked with Better Outcomes in Heart Attack Patients
Hospitals accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) have been shown to perform better in the heart attack core measures established by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as ...    FULL STORY

01 July 2008
Emory Specialty Associates Agreement with Clark-Holder Finalized
Clark-Holder Clinic, PA, a multi-specialty healthcare group serving West Georgia, has finalized its agreement to join Emory Specialty Associates, LLC, a subsidiary of Emory Healthcare. The new clinic'...    FULL STORY

01 July 2008
Emory Researcher Earns $600,000 Grant for Brain Tumor Research
Erwin Van Meir, PhD, professor of neurosurgery and hematology and medical oncology, Emory University Winship Cancer Institute, has earned a th...    FULL STORY

27 June 2008
Couples Counseling and Testing Addresses HIV Prevention in Africa
Offering married couples in sub-Saharan Africa joint HIV counseling and testing could curb the spread of sexually transmitted HIV in those regions by up to 60 percent, a new study finds. The paper...    FULL STORY

27 June 2008
Baseball Players' Alleged Steroid Use May Have Provided Performance Advantage
Did steroid use enhance the performance of the "Mitchell 89?" According to Emory University biostatisticians, the major league batters accused of doping appeared to have an advantage over their non-do...    FULL STORY

24 June 2008
Initiatives Lead to Shift in Stage of Breast Cancer Diagnosis in African-American Women
Researchers at Emory University have determined that community education outreach and internal navigation programs lead to a significant shift in stage at diagnosis of breast cancer among African-Amer...    FULL STORY

23 June 2008
Gene Silencer and Quantum Dots Reduce Protein Production to a Whisper
Scientists at Emory University and the University of Washington in Seattle have succeeded in using nanotechnology known as quantum dots to usher gene therapy into the body. Published online this w...    FULL STORY

20 June 2008
Human Research Protection Group Accredits Emory University
The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP) today announced that it has accredited Emory University and 21 other organizations. "Accreditation holds o...    FULL STORY

19 June 2008
Emory University Hospital to Celebrate 500th Heart Transplant with Medical Team & Patient
WHAT:
Emory University Hospital and the    FULL STORY

16 June 2008
Emory University Hospital to Host Live Disaster Response Drill
WHAT:
Emory University Hospital and the Department of Emergency Medicine will hold a realistic Advanced Disaster Life Support drill, sponsored by Emory's Office of Critical Event Prepared...    FULL STORY

13 June 2008
Syntermed Licenses Emory Imaging Technology for Evaluation of Heart Failure Patients
New imaging software that will allow physicians to more accurately diagnose and treat heart failure patients has been licensed by Emory University to Syntermed, an Atlanta-based nuclear medicine imagi...    FULL STORY

13 June 2008
Emory Healthcare Recognized for Top Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program
For the second straight year, Emory Healthcare has been honored by the American Nurses Association for having one of the top seasonal influenza vaccination programs for health care professionals. A...    FULL STORY

12 June 2008
FDA Funds Emory-Led Critical Care Lung Research at Grady Hospital
A new study funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is underway by Emory physicians at Grady Memorial Hospital to find an effective treatment for patients with acute lung injury. Lead stud...    FULL STORY

11 June 2008
Emory Board Authorizes Enhancements to Clifton, Midtown Campuses
With a special focus on fighting cancer, heart disease, pediatric ailments and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, Emory University trustees have authorized the next stag...    FULL STORY

10 June 2008
Emory Scientists and Tech Transfer Leaders Join Georgia Delegation at BIO Convention
Scientists from Emory University School of Medicine, along with Emory technology transfer leaders, will join a large Georgia delegation headed to the 2008 BIO International Convention in San Diego, Ju...    FULL STORY

10 June 2008
Missing Protein in Fragile X Syndrome is Key to Transporting Signals Within Neurons
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) robs the brain of a protein that plays a major role in the way neurons communicate and that is essential for brain development, learning and memory. A team of scientists h...    FULL STORY

06 June 2008
Emory Winship Hosts Day of Celebration for Cancer Patients and Families
Cancer patients, care givers and family members are invited to this year's Celebration of Living, which will be held June, 21, 2008, at the JW Marriott Buckhead. Celebration of Living, which has ...    FULL STORY

05 June 2008
Ken Thorpe Hosts National Health Care Leaders at Washington Symposium
As voters focus increasingly on presidential candidates' health care proposals, the Emory University Institute for Advanced Policy Solutions and the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today c...    FULL STORY

04 June 2008
Gene That Magnetically Labels Cells Shows Potential as Imaging Tool
Mammalian cells can produce tiny magnetic nuggets after the introduction of a single gene from bacteria, scientists have found. The gene MagA could become a valuable tool for tracking cells’ movement ...    FULL STORY

30 May 2008
Emory Winship Named Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) has named the Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute as a Blue Distinction Center for Comp...    FULL STORY

28 May 2008
Front Door to the Future: Rollins School of Public Health Breaks New Ground
On Friday, May 30, at 11 a.m., Emory University officials will lift shovels to break ground for the Claudia Nance Rollins Building of the Rollins Sch...    FULL STORY

27 May 2008
Protein Provides Innate Defense Against HIV
By identifying a protein that restricts the release of HIV-1 virus from human cells, scientists believe they may be closer to identifying new approaches to treatment. The research is published in the ...    FULL STORY

27 May 2008
'Intrabody' Can Mop Up Mutant Protein in Huntington's Disease Model
Scientists have created a tool for mopping up the clumps of mutant protein that drive neurodegeneration in Huntington's disease. Emory University researchers engineered a virus to make an intracellula...    FULL STORY

22 May 2008
Emory Department of Emergency Medicine Joins ACEP Recognizing EMS Professionals
The Emory Department of Emergency Medicine joins the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in recognizing the local, regional and national emergency medical services (EMS) providers who are ...    FULL STORY

20 May 2008
Emory Healthcare Names Dallis Howard-Crow New Chief Human Resources Officer
Dallis Howard-Crow, a health care executive from Illinois-based Methodist Health Services Corporation, has been named chief human resources officer for    FULL STORY

20 May 2008
Emory Healthcare Marketing Team Earns National Awards for Creativity and Achievement
The Emory Healthcare Marketing Department has earned numerous awards for creativity and achievement in two national programs recognizing marketing and advertising excellence. "We are very fortunat...    FULL STORY

19 May 2008
Yerkes Researchers Develop First Transgenic Monkey with Huntington's Disease
In the first study of its kind, researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, in collaboration with researchers fr...    FULL STORY

19 May 2008
Emory Crawford Long Hospital Used Robotic Catheter for Treatment of Abnormal Heart Rhythm
A high-tech computer, a joystick, sound effects and three large computer monitors. No, it is not the latest video game. Instead, it's a new robotic catheter system used at Emory Crawford Long Hospital...    FULL STORY

19 May 2008
Emory Mental Health Experts Featured in Documentary on Depression
In observation of May as Mental Health Month, a documentary called Depression: Out of the Shadows will air at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, on Georgia Public Broadcasting. FULL STORY

15 May 2008
Emory Initiates Program to Train Chinese Spine Surgeons
Illnesses and injuries in the back and neck represent the most costly medical condition for persons ages 18 to 55, and are second only to cardiac disease for medical costs across all age groups. These...    FULL STORY

14 May 2008
Emory University Hospital Named to Georgia Hospital Association Quality Honor Roll
Emory University Hospital has been named as one of only 23 hospitals in the state to the Georgia Hospital Association's (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Quality Honor Roll. Th...    FULL STORY

14 May 2008
Researchers Find Conclusive Evidence of Alzheimer’s-Like Brain Tangles In Primates
Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have discovered the first conclusive evidence of Alzheimer’s-like neurofibrillary brain tangles in an aged nonhuman primat...    FULL STORY

14 May 2008
Emory Mental Health Experts Featured in Documentary on Depression
In observation of May as Mental Health Month, Emory University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences faculty and other leading mental health experts from across the nation are featured in a...    FULL STORY

13 May 2008
Yerkes Researchers Find Link Between Psychological Stress and Overeating
Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have found socially subordinate female rhesus macaques over consume ...    FULL STORY

13 May 2008
Researchers Find Natural Selection Favors Parasite Fitness over Host Health
Why do parasites harm their hosts? Classic evolutionary theory predicts that parasites become more virulent because they must transmit themselves between hosts, yet scientists have found little data t...    FULL STORY

13 May 2008
HIV Proteins Impair Blood Vessel Relaxation, Emory Scientists Find
Although individuals who are HIV positive can now live longer because of potent anti-retroviral drugs, their rate of cardiovascular disease has increased dramatically. Doctors have been studying wheth...    FULL STORY

12 May 2008
Emory Heart & Vascular Center Expands Community Presence
Emory Heart & Vascular Center is expanding its community cardiology services with the addition of eight new physicians in Metro Atlanta. They will provide a comprehensive spectrum of cardiovascula...    FULL STORY

12 May 2008
Emory's 10th Annual RB Picnic Celebrates Lives of Children Who Have Survived Eye Cancer
The tenth annual RB Picnic, coordinated by Emory Eye Center, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at WD Thompson Park, off Mason Mill Road in Decatur. This very special event promi...    FULL STORY

08 May 2008
Previously Unseen Switch Regulates Breast Cancer Response to Estrogen
A tiny modification called methylation on estrogen receptors prolongs the life of these growth-driving molecules in breast cancer cells, according to research by scientists at Emory University’s    FULL STORY

07 May 2008
Emory Expert Joins Wife of Famous Boxer in National Campaign
Lonnie Ali, wife of Muhammad Ali, will be in Atlanta on May 15 continuing her "Fight For More" educational campaign. The national campaign aims to provide support, information and resources to people ...    FULL STORY

07 May 2008
Virtual Reality May Aid Recovery for PTSD, Preliminary Data Shows
Preliminary data from a study using the drug d-cycloserine (DCS) combined with virtual reality exposure therapy suggests that the combination therapy is effective in reducing elevated startle response...    FULL STORY

07 May 2008
Aflac CEO Funds Breast Cancer Event to Honor Company's African-American Female Employees
Dan and Kathelen Amos today announced a personal commitment of $50,000 to the Emory Winship Cancer Institute to host the first scientific symp...    FULL STORY

06 May 2008
SECEBT Holds Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections
The Southeastern Center for Emerging Biologic Threats (SECEBT) will hold a conference on "Healthcare Infections Associated with the Care and Treatment of Humans and Animals." The conference takes pl...    FULL STORY

01 May 2008
100 Years of Caring for Atlanta: Emory Crawford Long Hospital Employees Celebrate
Emory Crawford Long Hospital commemorates 100 years of caring for Atlanta this year with a huge outdoor celebration and picnic for its employees, physicians and their immediate families on Saturday, M...    FULL STORY

30 April 2008
Emory to Host Seminar on Leprosy Awareness, Diagnosis and Treatment
Emory University will host a seminar to increase Georgia healthcare practitioners’ awareness of leprosy, or Hansen’s Disease, as well as current concepts in the disease’s diagnosis and treatment. The ...    FULL STORY

30 April 2008
Brain Tumor Foundation for Children Supports Emory Study of Deadly Tumor Types
The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children has awarded Emory University scientist Erwin G. Van Meir, PhD, a $50,000 grant for pre-clinical research on two of the deadliest forms of pediatric brain tumors...    FULL STORY

30 April 2008
Method for Fast Human Antibodies Against Flu Could Find Broad Use
Scientists have developed a new, faster way to create human monoclonal antibodies against infectious disease by tapping the immune system at the peak of its powers. Researchers from FULL STORY

30 April 2008
Emory Crawford Long Hospital Celebrates 100 Years with Tour Through History
Emory Crawford Long Hospital will begin its celebration of 100 years caring for Atlanta's citizens with a series of historical tours of the hospital, as well as a new museum-quality historical exhibit...    FULL STORY

29 April 2008
Researchers Marry Data and Mathematical Models to Reveal Dynamics of Malarial Infection
By uniting experimental data with mathematical modeling, Emory University researchers have uncovered the dynamics of host-parasite interactions in malaria, a poorly understood yet relatively common di...    FULL STORY

28 April 2008
Epigenetic Research Uncovers New Targets for Modification Enzymes
Enzymes regulating genetic expression can be just as important as the genome itself, increasing evidence shows. The expanding field of epigenetics focuses on the multiple influences on DNA and surroun...    FULL STORY

28 April 2008
Emory Physician Kathryn L. Hall-Boyer Honored as 'Hero of Emergency Medicine'
The "Hero of Emergency Medicine" recognition by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has been given to Kathryn L. Hall-Boyer, MD, FACEP, clinical educator in the FULL STORY

28 April 2008
Emory Orthopaedists Offer Alternative to Total Hip Replacement
A total hip replacement has been the customary surgery for individuals who have arthritis of the hip. However, an alternative to traditional hip replacement called hip resurfacing was recently introdu...    FULL STORY

28 April 2008
Minimally Invasive Pancreas Surgery Leads to Fewer Complications, Study Finds
When surgeons need to remove part of the pancreas, performing the operation with minimally invasive techniques offers patients a shorter hospital stay and fewer complications, researchers have conclud...    FULL STORY

25 April 2008
International GlycoT Conference Features Advances in Emerging Field of Glycomics Research
The sixth annual international GlycoT conference, held in the United States this year for the first time, will feature scientists from around the globe presenting the latest advances in glycomics--an ...    FULL STORY

25 April 2008
International Public Health Association Holds Regional Meeting in South Africa
The International Association of National Public Health Institutes, IANPHI, held its first Regional Leadership Meeting in early April in Johannesburg, South Africa at the National Institute for Commun...    FULL STORY

24 April 2008
Emory To Hold Town Hall on Breast Cancer in African-American Women
Emory Winship Cancer Institute will host a community Town Hall meeting focused on breast health issues for African-American women on Thursday,...    FULL STORY

24 April 2008
Emory Offers Support Program for Children of Cancer Patients
The Emory Winship Cancer Institute is offering a support program for children ages six to 11 whose parents have been diagnosed with cancer. ...    FULL STORY

23 April 2008
Radiation Treatment Gains Precision with New High-Definition Delivery System
Doctors at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute recently began treating patients with a new, more precise radiation delivery system tha...    FULL STORY

23 April 2008
Emory Experts Gather to Discuss Common Movement Disorder
Emory University experts will participate in a public forum on Saturday, April 26 to discuss Essential Tremor (ET), the most common and most often diagnosed movement disorder in the United States. The...    FULL STORY

23 April 2008
Madlala-Routledge Speaks as Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Emory Global Health Institute
Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, an outspoken and controversial member of the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, will speak at Emory this week as part of her visiting fellowship at the FULL STORY

21 April 2008
Emory Vaccine Center Events Highlight "Week of Hope" in Atlanta
The Emory Vaccine Center will host events in support of international HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, May 18, in cooperation with Action Cycling Atlanta, the NAMES Project Foundation/AIDS Memorial Quilt, S...    FULL STORY

21 April 2008
NURSE: A World of Care: Dedication of Nurses Around the World
Popular images of nursing have long appealed to the heart, from wood engravings of Florence Nightingale holding her lamp as she makes her rounds to the World War II poster of a nurse declaring "Your R...    FULL STORY

17 April 2008
Clinical Study Underway to Uncover Mysteries of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Researchers from Emory University School of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working together on a study they believe will lead to a better understanding of Chroni...    FULL STORY

16 April 2008
Fruit Flies Show How Salmonella Escapes Immune Defenses
Salmonella are wily and obnoxious bacterial invaders--escape artists capable of evading multiple immune responses and causing a harsh and debilitating intestinal infection. Researchers have come cl...    FULL STORY

15 April 2008
Emory Schedules Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screenings
Emory Healthcare is urging Atlantans to take part in free screenings during 2008 Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week, April 21-27. Details for the free screenings at Emory Two screen...    FULL STORY

14 April 2008
Vitamin D and Calcium Influence Cell Death in the Colon, Researchers Find
Researchers at Emory University are learning how vitamins and minerals in the diet can stimulate or prevent the appearance of colon cancer. Emory investigators will present their findings on biolog...    FULL STORY

11 April 2008
Emory Experts Gather to Discuss Link Between Lifestyle and Alzheimer's Disease
A group of Emory University experts will gather for a public event on Saturday, April 19 to discuss current research linking Alzheimer's disease risk to lifestyle choices. Presenters at the semin...    FULL STORY

11 April 2008
Emory Healthcare Marks Fourth Year as Official Medical Provider of Tour de Georgia
For the fourth year in a row, the Tour de Georgia presented by AT&T will receive medical support from a dedicated Emory Healthcare medical t...    FULL STORY

11 April 2008
Yerkes Researchers Find Sex Differences in Monkey Toy Preferences Similar to Humans
Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have found rhesus monkeys' gender-specific toy preferences directly ...    FULL STORY

10 April 2008
American College of Medical Genetics Honors Two Emory Scientists
The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) recently honored two geneticists from Emory University School of Medicine at the ACMG 2008 Annual...    FULL STORY

09 April 2008
Study Shows Depression and Anxiety Widespread in Young Tibetan Refugees
A new study led by Emory University School of Medicine researcher Charles L. Raison, MD, is the first to show that depression and anxiety are more prevalent in Tibetan refugees than they are in ethnic...    FULL STORY

09 April 2008
Emory Voice Center Hosts Vocal Health Seminar April 16
In celebration of this year's World Voice Day on April 16, the Emory Voice Center will host a seminar on vocal health. World Voice Day is a day to raise public awareness about the importance of the vo...    FULL STORY

09 April 2008
Madlala-Routledge to Serve as Visiting Fellow at Emory Global Health Institute
Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, an outspoken and controversial member of the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, will be the Emory Global...    FULL STORY

08 April 2008
Blood Pressure Enzyme Can Have Tumor-Sensing Role
By increasing production of a blood pressure-regulating enzyme in mice, researchers have found they can enhance the mouse immune system's ability to sense tumor growth. When scientists at FULL STORY

03 April 2008
Emergency Department Screening Helps Victims of Intimate Partner Violence
Victims of intimate partner violence appear to benefit from private kiosk style screening in hospital emergency departments, according to a study reported in the April 2008 issue of Annals of Emergenc...    FULL STORY

03 April 2008
Experts Urge Children Who Play Sports to Wear Protective Eyewear
Emory Eye Center physicians will join eye centers around the country in May to celebrate Healthy Vision Month. Devoted to promoting vision objectives of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Hea...    FULL STORY

01 April 2008
Fitness Study Shows Differences in Blood Vessel Repair, Fat Hormone
Fit healthy people tend to have higher numbers of circulating cells that regenerate blood vessels, a new study from Emory University shows. Findings were presented March 30 at the American College of ...    FULL STORY

01 April 2008
Older Corneas Are Suitable for Transplantation, Nationwide Study Shows
Corneal transplants using tissue from older donors have similar rates of survival to those using tissue from younger donors, reports a nationwide study recently concluded at a    FULL STORY

31 March 2008
Technology Transfer Office Presents Annual Celebration of Technology and Innovation
WHAT:
A Celebration of Technology and Innovation, Program and Reception WHEN:
Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 4 to 7 p.m. WHERE:
Emory Conference Center, Silver Be...    FULL STORY

31 March 2008
Emory and Georgia Research Alliance Establish Biorepository for Transplant Research
Extraordinary advances in organ and tissue transplantation have saved thousands of lives over the past few decades, yet researchers continue their quest to learn more about the causes of organ failure...    FULL STORY

28 March 2008
ING Georgia Marathon Well-Staffed by Emory Medical and Employee Volunteer Teams
More than 15,000 people will descend on midtown Atlanta this weekend to walk, run or wheelchair through the physically demanding ING Georgia Marathon events in what is predicted to be one of the warme...    FULL STORY

28 March 2008
Emory Healthcare Thanks Physicians Who Pioneer Medicine and Make a Difference Every Day
The 76th annual National Doctors' Day celebration unfolds as Emory Healthcare shows its appreciation to the physicians who have helped position Emory and its hospitals at the forefront of medicine. ...    FULL STORY

27 March 2008
Emory Voice Center Helps Patients Restore Damaged Voice with Injectable Gel
Damaged and paralyzed vocal cords can be restored with use of a natural filler, similar to collagen, that typically is used to plump lips or smooth wrinkles, say doctors at the FULL STORY

27 March 2008
Scientists Find a Key Culprit in Stroke Brain Cell Damage
Researchers have identified a key player in the killing of brain cells after a stroke or a seizure. The protein asparagine endopeptidase (AEP) unleashes enzymes that break down brain cells' DNA, scien...    FULL STORY

26 March 2008
Emory Doctors Named Co-Physicians of the Year by Atlanta Medical Association
Camille Davis-Williams, MD, gynecologist and obstetrician at Emory Crawford Long Hospital (ECLH), and Michael V. Smith, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon at ECLH, have been named co-physicians of the year by...    FULL STORY

26 March 2008
NIH Awards $3.4 Million Grant to Improve Schizophrenia Assessment and Treatment
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has awarded researchers $3.4 million over five years for a clinical study aimed at more accurately assessing real-world abilities in those with schizoph...    FULL STORY

25 March 2008
Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Honors Hope Clinic with
The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) has presented the Hope Clinic of the    FULL STORY

24 March 2008
Yerkes Researchers Identify Language Feature Unique to Human Brain
Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have identified a language feature unique to the human brain that is shedding light on how human language evolved. The stu...    FULL STORY

21 March 2008
International Public Health Network, IANPHI, Awards New Grants to Strengthen Public Health
The International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) has awarded its second annual series of technical assistance grants to strengthen national public health capacity and infras...    FULL STORY

20 March 2008
Emory School of Medicine Students Celebrate Match Day 2008
Graduating medical students at Emory University School of Medicine gathered on campus for the highly anticipated moment when they discover where ...    FULL STORY

19 March 2008
Emory CFAR Hosts National Symposium on HIV Therapies
U.S. scientists and researchers will convene at Emory University April 8 for a daylong symposium exploring HIV treatment. The research conference, "Antiretroviral Therapy: Prolonging Survival, Decr...    FULL STORY

19 March 2008
Man Born at Emory University Hospital Becomes Hospital's 500th Heart Transplant Patient
Terry Green of Lawrenceville can actually say he was born twice in the same hospital and mean it as Green, 60, recently became the 500th heart transplant patient at Emory University Hospital in Atlant...    FULL STORY

19 March 2008
Robot Fetches Objects With Just a Point and a Click
Robots are fluent in their native language of 1 and 0 absolutes but struggle to grasp the nuances and imprecise nature of human language. While scientists are making slow, incremental progress in thei...    FULL STORY

18 March 2008
Childhood Abuse and Variation in Stress Gene Increases Risk of Severe PTSD Symptoms
Researchers have found extraordinarily high rates of trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in adults living in low income, urban environments, and increased risk for PTSD a...    FULL STORY

17 March 2008
Emory Healthcare Launches CarePages Program Connecting Patients, Families and Friends
Emory Healthcare has launched CarePages, a free Web-based service for patients to help them stay connected and easily communicate with friends and family during a hospital stay or through a lengthy me...    FULL STORY

14 March 2008
Study Increases Understanding of the Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet
People who consume a diet similar to a Mediterranean diet tend to have lower levels of oxidative stress, according to researchers at Emory University. The study findings were presented March 14 at...    FULL STORY

14 March 2008
Study Alerts Eye Doctors of Racial Differences in Treating Vision Disorders
Blacks are more likely to lose vision due to increased pressure in the brain than other races, reports an Emory Eye Center researcher in the Ma...    FULL STORY

13 March 2008
Poor Minorities More Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screenings with Patient Navigator Help
Low-income minorities are more likely to get screened for colon cancer if they're paired with a patient navigator, according to a study published in the March 2008 issue of the Journal of the National...    FULL STORY

11 March 2008
NIH Grant to Emory and Pediatric Partners Aims to Improve Kidney Transplants for Children
Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are teaming up with two university hospitals in California to find new ways to make kidney transplants more tolerable for child...    FULL STORY

10 March 2008
Drosophila Drug Screen for Fragile X Syndrome Finds Compounds and Potential Drug Targets
Scientists using a new drug screening method in Drosophila (fruit flies), have identified several drugs and small molecules that reverse the features of fragile X syndrome--a frequent form of mental r...    FULL STORY

07 March 2008
Emory Neuroscientist Honored by MIT's McGovern Institute
The McGovern Institute has announced that Michael Davis, PhD, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University ...    FULL STORY

07 March 2008
Emory University Cited Among Best Places to Work for Postdoctoral Fellows
Emory University was ranked as the second best academic institution nationally and as the 17th best institution overall in The Scientist magazine's "Best Places to Work for Postdocs" 2008 survey. Emo...    FULL STORY

05 March 2008
Jeffrey Koplan Appointed Vice President for Global Health at Emory University
Emory University has named former CDC director Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH, as Vice President for Global Health, effective March 1. Dr. Koplan will continue to serve as director of the FULL STORY

04 March 2008
Emory Leads National Study Comparing Two Drugs for Macular Degeneration
Emory Eye Center is the lead center among 47 other eye institutions across the country in a National Eye Institute/National Institutes of Health-funded study to compare two drugs, made by the same com...    FULL STORY

29 February 2008
Atlanta Hospitals and Heart Association Join Together to Communicate Dial 911 Heart Attack
While it is generally recognized that most hospitals and healthcare organizations naturally compete with one another for business and patients, a unique collaboration in the Atlanta area has actually ...    FULL STORY

28 February 2008
Douglas C. Eaton Named Chair of Physiology in Emory University School of Medicine
Douglas C. Eaton, PhD, distinguished professor of physiology in Emory University School of Medicine, has been named chair of the FULL STORY

28 February 2008
One Popular Class of Antidepressant May Be More Effective than a Second
There may be a slight advantage for doctors in treating patients with a class of antidepressants called serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) over an older class of antidepressants call...    FULL STORY

28 February 2008
Brain Area Critical for Chimpanzee Communication Corresponds to Similar Area in Human Brain
Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center have found the area in the chimpanzee brain involved in the production of chimpanzee ma...    FULL STORY

26 February 2008
Emory Eye Center Faculty To Present at Foundation Fighting Blindness Seminar
Four Emory Eye Center faculty members will present information on retinal diseases and treatments at a Foundation Fighting Blindness half-day seminar on Saturday, March 29, in Atlanta. The event is fr...    FULL STORY

25 February 2008
Emory Physician Assistant Class of 2009 Runs for Grady
The Emory University Physician Assistant Class of 2009 will be hosting the 7th Annual Physician Assistant's Care to Share 5K Fun Run at Lullwater Park on April 12. The goal is to raise $20,000 to bene...    FULL STORY

25 February 2008
Emory Announces New Hematology and Medical Oncology Department
Emory University School of Medicine has established the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology as its newest department and has named Fadlo R. Khuri, MD, as department chair. Dr. Khuri will als...    FULL STORY

21 February 2008
Emory Winship Names Director of Oncology Nursing
Deena Gilland, RN, MSN, has been appointed director of nursing for Emory University Winship Cancer Institute, according to Brian Leyland-Jones, MD, PhD, director Emory Winship. Gilland previously s...    FULL STORY

21 February 2008
New and More Reliable Procedure for Common Shoulder Injury
Emory University doctors are using a new technique to repair a rotator cuff injury allowing it to heal more dependably and resulting in less likelihood that the patient will experience a re-injury. ...    FULL STORY

18 February 2008
Emory Begins Testing New Alzheimer's Disease Vaccine
Doctors at Emory University will begin testing a vaccine designed to slow the accumulation of amyloid plaques in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's affects more than 4.5 m...    FULL STORY

18 February 2008
Emory, Georgia Tech Commemorate Ten Years of Biomedical Engineering Partnership
A decade-long partnership in biomedical engineering between Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology has become a national model for successful and innovative research collaborations b...    FULL STORY

14 February 2008
Emory Medical Students Are the Educators When it Comes to Sun Protection
Emory University doctors have developed a new way of teaching students about the effects of too much sun exposure, and during this process they also have created a community outreach program. Since...    FULL STORY

08 February 2008
Limb Transplant Pioneer Establishing New Program at Emory
The only physician in the United States formally trained in hand surgery and transplant surgery is establishing a new program at Emory University School of Medicine to train other experts and to condu...    FULL STORY

07 February 2008
Hundreds Gather at Capitol for Stop Violence Against Women Day
It could be the sting from cruel and demeaning words, the physical hurt from a brutal strike or the emotional aftermath of an inappropriate touch -- everyday countless Georgia women and children are v...    FULL STORY

04 February 2008
Gene Protects Adults Abused as Children from Depression
Some forms of a gene that controls the body's response to stress hormones appear to protect adults who were abused in childhood from depression, psychiatrists have found. People who had been abused...    FULL STORY

04 February 2008
Angiogenesis May Hold Key to Efficient Treatment of Leprosy
Scientists are hoping to treat leprosy by taking advantage of one of its most distinctive characteristics--the richly vascularized skin lesions that typify this disease. Led by Jack Arbiser, MD, Ph...    FULL STORY

01 February 2008
Better Childhood Nutrition Increases Productivity, Emory Study Finds
Feeding very young children a high-energy, high-protein supplement leads to increased economic productivity in adulthood, especially for men, according to a study by Emory University public health res...    FULL STORY

31 January 2008
Emory Launches Joint Vaccine Center in India with International Biotechnology Center
Two international leaders in vaccine science and technology--the Emory Vaccine Center and the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)--have joined forces to launch the J...    FULL STORY

31 January 2008
Emory Participates in NIH Network to Study Cardiovascular Disease
Emory University was recently awarded a $1.25 million grant from the National Institute of Health's National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to improve current technologies and pioneer new ones...    FULL STORY

30 January 2008
Family Education Day at Emory's Cystic Fibrosis Center
Emory University's Cystic Fibrosis Center is hosting a public education event on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel, 1615 Clifton Rd., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This meeting is inten...    FULL STORY

25 January 2008
Emory Hosts Health Care Reform Seminar with CDC's Dr. Julie Gerberding
Emory University's Institute for Advanced Policy Solutions, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch a new bimonthly lecture series on health system...    FULL STORY

25 January 2008
Emory's Dr. James Curran Shares Insights from 25 Years of AIDS Research
Emory University's Health Sciences Humanities Program will host a presentation by James Curran, MD, MPH, on "HIV/AIDS in the United States: Lessons from the First 25 Years." Dr. Curran is dean and...    FULL STORY

24 January 2008
Transforming Community Project Hosts Panel on Emory, Morehouse, Grady
WHAT: Emory University's Transforming Community Project hosts a panel discussion on "Three Part Harmony: Listening to the Voices of Emory, Morehouse and Grady." The past, present and future of ...    FULL STORY

24 January 2008
Emory Bariatrics Program Receives Level 1 Accreditation from American College of Surgeons
The Emory Bariatric Center at Emory Crawford Long Hospital in Midtown Atlanta has been accredited as a Level 1 Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Acc...    FULL STORY

23 January 2008
Emory Hosts Disaster Preparedness Discussion with Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honore
WHAT:
Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing will host retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Russel L. Honore for a discussion on preparing to keep our communities safe an...    FULL STORY

23 January 2008
Emory's Public Health and Business Schools Salute Atlantans Who Give Back
Emory University's public health and business schools will honor 11 Atlanta individuals and organizations for giving back to the community, including the attorney who gained national attention for her...    FULL STORY

17 January 2008
Emory School of Nursing Hosts Conference on Depression and its Treatment
On Feb. 8, Atlanta's leading nurses, physicians, clinicians and researchers will discuss depression and its treatment at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing's annual Virginia Lee Franklin Memo...    FULL STORY

16 January 2008
Portable Device Provides Quick, Inexpensive Detection of Early Alzheimer's
The latest medications can delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease, but none are able to reverse its devastating effects. This limitation often makes early detection the key to Alzheimer's patients mai...    FULL STORY

14 January 2008
Clark-Holder Clinic To Join Emory Specialty Associates
Clark-Holder Clinic, PA, a multi-specialty healthcare group serving West Georgia, has signed a letter of intent to join Emory Specialty Associates, LLC, a subsidiary of Emory Healthcare. Establish...    FULL STORY

14 January 2008
Emory Medical and Nursing Schools Stage Joint Simulation Training
On Monday, Feb. 4, more than 200 Emory University medical and nursing students will undergo simulated emergency training with lifelike mannequins filling in as ER patients. The daylong event marks the...    FULL STORY

14 January 2008
Emory MiniMedical School Focuses On Key Areas of Health and Wellbeing
Emory University's popular MiniMedical School returns this winter with 12 of Emory School of Medicine's top faculty providing new insights into health, medicine and wellbeing. Returning alumni and new...    FULL STORY

10 January 2008
Emory Eye Center First in U.S. to Conduct Innovative Keratoconus Clinical Trial
Emory Eye Center is the first U.S. site to conduct an innovative clinical study on patients with keratoconus. The condition causes a bulging or steepening of the cornea that can lead to, in some cases...    FULL STORY

08 January 2008
Obese Acute Rehabilitation Patients Fare Better than Normal Weight Patients
Obese patients undergoing rehabilitation at an acute rehabilitation hospital recovered faster than patients of normal weight, according to a study by an Emory University researcher. The findings, r...    FULL STORY

03 January 2008
Lung Cancer Cells' Survival Gene Seen as Drug Target
One of the deadliest forms of cancer appears to carry a specific weakness. When a key gene called 14-3-3zeta is silenced, lung cancer cells can’t survive on their own, researchers have found. The g...    FULL STORY

03 January 2008
Novel Anti-Cancer Strategy Yields Promising Results in Mouse Research
Researchers at Emory University have developed a novel anti-tumor compound that represents a distinct strategy: targeting one of the most important "intercept points" for cancer cells. The results ...    FULL STORY

03 January 2008
Emory School of Nursing Dean Accepts New Position
Dr. Marla Salmon, ScD, RN, FAAN, who during the last nine years has guided Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing into the top tier ...    FULL STORY











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