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WHSC News Releases for May 1998

May 1 '98 NEW TESTS DEMONSTRATE MUCH LARGER, MORE SPECIFIC IMMUNE RESPONSES TO VIRUSES "Using novel assays described as the new 'gold standard' for measuring specific immune responses to viruses, Emory University School of Medicine researchers have found that the response of CD8+ T cells, which provide the front line of protection against invading viruses, is considerably larger and much more targeted to specific viral antigens than scientists previously believed." More
May 1 '98 "THE SILENT MARCH: AMERICANS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE" TARGETS LOCAL GUN MANUFACTURER AT MAY 2 RALLY "Citizens will gather in front of a local handgun manufacturer, Glock Inc., to protest deaths of nearly 40,000 Americans each year to handguns. The group is calling for the comprehensive regulation of the firearm industry. Dozens of pairs of shoes will be displayed, representing children and teens in Georgia who lose their lives each year to handguns. Protesters will be signing Mother's Day cards honoring Georgia mothers whose children have been killed by gun violence; the cards will be sent to The White House and to the president of Glock Inc." More
May 1 '98 NATIONAL ANXIETY SCREENING DAY: Free Screenings Offered at Emory May 6 for Anxiety Disorders Such as Phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive and Panic Disorders, PTSD "National Anxiety Screening Day is Wednesday, May 6, and free screenings will be offered to the public by clinicians at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory University School of Medicine." More
May 1 '98 AFRICAN-AMERICAN ADULTS WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE INVITED TO ENTER EMORY STUDY"African-American adults who have high blood pressure and are between 30-60 years of age are being invited to participate in a National Institutes of Health study being conducted at the Emory University School of Medicine." More
May 1 '98 EMORY AND WESLEY WOODS BOARDS APPROVE AGREEMENT "EMORY HEALTHCARE and Wesley Woods Center have completed an agreement integrating components of Wesley Woods located on Clifton Road into EMORY HEALTHCARE. These components -- the Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital, Wesley Woods Towers, Budd Terrace of Wesley Woods, the Health Center and the administrative offices of Wesley Woods -- will become a new entity called The Wesley Woods Center of Emory University, Inc. " More
Apr 17 '98 EMORY HEALTHCARE CO-SPONSORS WORKSITE SAFETY CONFERENCE "The Association for Worksite Health Promotion announces the Southeast Regional Conference to be held on June 8 - 9. The conference, co-sponsored by EMORY HEALTHCARE, will be held at the Emory Conference Center Hotel located at 1615 Clifton Rd. This year's theme is 'Partnering for Better Health: Strategies for Maximizing Outcomes.'" More
Apr 17 '98 EMORY RESEARCHERS FIND HUNGER REGULATED BY NOVEL NEUROTRANSMITTER "Neuroscientists at the Yerkes Primate Research Center of Emory University have discovered in the brain a novel neurotransmitter that helps control food intake and seems to be partially responsible for the feeling of satiety. The finding may eventually be used to develop medications for obesity, a life-threatening, yet common condition that often lies at the root of other serious illnesses such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The study will be reported in the journal Synapse (vol 29, No. 4), available in May on the Synapse website." More

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