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2011-03-29 13:39:53

First for Emory - College student from Orlando undergoes 19-hour procedure to improve quality of life Transplant and reconstructive surgeons from Emory University Hospital announced today at a news conference that they have successfully performed a rare complete hand transplant on 21-year-old Linda Lu, a college student from Orlando, Fla.  This is a first for the Atlanta Hospital.  The 19-hour surgery took place on Saturday, March 12 and involved multiple teams of surgeons,...

2011-03-22 00:00:29

Kinetic Muscles, Inc., Emory University and the University of Advancing Technology will present an update on their Department of Defense-funded TBI rehabilitation project at the 6th Annual Barrow Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium on Friday, April 1, 2011. Tempe, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) March 20, 2011 Kinetic Muscles, Inc., Emory University and the University of Advancing Technology will present an update on their Department of Defense-funded TBI rehabilitation project at the 6th Annual Barrow...

2011-03-03 12:29:42

An enzyme viewed as an executioner, because it can push cells to commit suicide, may actually short circuit a second form of cell death, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered. The finding could shift drug discovery efforts, by leading scientists to rethink how proposed anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory drugs that target the enzyme, called caspase 8, are supposed to work. The results are online this week and will be published in the March 17th edition of Nature....

2011-03-02 01:53:36

Shift in employment balance between spouses a factor Emory University experts predict that rates of depressive disorders among men will increase as the 21st century progresses. In an editorial published in the March, 2011 issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry http://bjp.rcpsych.org/, author Boadie Dunlop, MD, writes "Compared to women, many men attach a great importance to their roles as providers and protectors of their families. Failure to fulfill the role of breadwinner is associated...

2011-02-23 17:38:02

High blood levels of a hormone produced in response to stress are linked to post-traumatic stress disorder in women but not men, a study from researchers at Emory University and the University of Vermont has found. The results are scheduled for publication in the Feb. 24 issue of Nature. The hormone, called PACAP (pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide), is known to act throughout the body and the brain, modulating central nervous system activity, metabolism, blood pressure, pain...

2011-02-08 16:48:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Emory University Health Sciences Center: WHAT: News Conference - Wake Forest baseball coach Tom Walter, player Kevin Jordan and Emory transplant surgeons will be available to speak with media in person and via telephone regarding the gift of life, Kevin's illness, and the surgery. WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, 11:30 a.m. ET WHERE: The Emory Clinic B, 1365 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322...

2011-02-05 00:00:44

Emory Healthcare, Georgia Tech, and Emory Athletics partner up to put a full court press on breast cancer. Atlanta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 04, 2011 Emory Athletics, Emory Healthcare and Georgia Tech are putting a full court press on breast cancer. The Emory Eagles Women's basketball team will once again host their Think Pink Week of events, culminating in the Think Pink Game on February 13, 2011, at 2 pm. The Eagles will take the court against University of Chicago at the Woodruff...

2011-01-25 15:53:06

Sports Injuries on the Rise in Youth Athletics New technology has made it possible for surgeons to reconstruct ACL tears in young athletes without disturbing the growth plate.  John Xerogeanes, MD, chief of the Emory Sports Medicine Center, and colleagues in the laboratory of Allen R. Tannenbaum, PhD, professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, have developed 3-D MRI technology that allows surgeons to pre-operatively...

2011-01-24 15:11:20

HIV's Trickery within the Macrophage Revealed HIV adapts in a surprising way to survive and thrive in its hiding spot within the human immune system, scientists have learned. While the finding helps explain why HIV remains such a formidable foe after three decades of research "“ more than 30 million people worldwide are infected with HIV "“ it also offers scientists a new, unexpected way to try to stop the virus. The work by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical...

2011-01-20 15:13:35

Finite formula found for partition numbers For centuries, some of the greatest names in math have tried to make sense of partition numbers, the basis for adding and counting. Many mathematicians added major pieces to the puzzle, but all of them fell short of a full theory to explain partitions. Instead, their work raised more questions about this fundamental area of math. On Friday, Emory mathematician Ken Ono will unveil new theories that answer these famous old questions. Ono and his...


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2011-04-18 23:26:47

Sonny Carter was a physician, professional soccer player, naval officer, and NASA astronaut. He was born Manley Lanier Carter, Jr. on August 15, 1947 in Macon, Georgia. He graduated from Lanier High School in 1965 and then went to on study at Emory University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry in 1969. While at Emory, Carter played collegiate soccer and ran track. He was team captain and most valuable player of the soccer team during his senior season. In 1970, Carter...

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