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2009-11-03 09:32:14

Researchers have developed an improved version of an enzyme that degrades the dense scar tissue that forms when the central nervous system is damaged. By digesting the tissue that blocks re-growth of damaged nerves, the improved enzyme "“ and new system for delivering it "“ could facilitate recovery from serious central nervous system injuries. The enzyme, chrondroitinase ABC (chABC), must be supplied to the damaged area for at least two weeks following injury to fully degrade...

2009-10-26 16:15:33

In recent years, women, particularly younger women, experienced larger improvements in hospital mortality after myocardial infarction (MI) than men, according to a study published in the Oct. 26, 2009 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. Over the last decade several studies showed that younger women, but not older ones, are more likely to die in the hospital after MI than age-matched men. A team of Emory University researchers examined whether such mortality differences have declined in...

2009-10-19 14:01:09

New approaches include adding vitamin D and using water-soluble analogues As doctors begin to test progesterone for traumatic brain injury at sites across the country, researchers are looking ahead to optimizing the hormone's effectiveness. Two abstracts summarizing Emory research on progesterone are being presented at the 2009 Society for Neuroscience (SFN) meeting in Chicago. A multisite phase III clinical trial called ProTECT III will begin to evaluate progesterone's effectiveness for...

2009-10-17 09:56:28

Emory University researchers have identified the first fish known to have switched from ultraviolet vision to violet vision, or the ability to see blue light. The discovery is also the first example of an animal deleting a molecule to change its visual spectrum. Their findings on scabbardfish, linking molecular evolution to functional changes and the possible environmental factors driving them, were published Oct. 13 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "This...

2009-10-16 14:29:00

BOSTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent, author and neurosurgeon, will open the 2009-2010 Bunker Hill Community College "Compelling Conversations" speaker series. Gupta will speak at 1 p.m., Tuesday, October 27, 2009, in the A300 auditorium. A leader in the national dialogue on healthcare, Dr. Gupta contributes frequent stories to the CNN television shows "American Morning" and "House Call with Sanjay Gupta." Based in Atlanta, GA,...

2009-10-16 14:09:51

Rodent and nonhuman primate studies are integral part of improving human health Neuroscience researchers from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, will present a wide range of research topics at the Society for Neuroscience's 39th annual meeting in Chicago, Oct. 17-21, 2009. The information below is a representation of the neuroscience research Yerkes scientists will be discussing. To learn more about ongoing research and scientific resources available at the Yerkes...

2009-09-19 10:20:52

A study of how HIV mutates in response to immune system pressure by Emory Vaccine Center researchers shows that the virus can take several escape routes, not one preferred route. The results are online and scheduled for publication in the September issue of the journal Public Library of Science Pathogens. The human immune system has the ability to temporarily overpower HIV in early infection. Recent research has shown that most newly infected patients develop neutralizing antibodies. These...

2009-09-14 08:30:00

Atlanta to Serve as Stage for Premier Discussion on HIV Vaccine Development NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise (the Enterprise) today announced that the Center for AIDS Research at Emory University (CFAR) in Atlanta, Georgia will serve as Local Host of AIDS Vaccine 2010, the largest and most important global scientific conference focused on AIDS vaccine research. AIDS 2010 is to be held September 28 to October 1, 2010. This annual...

2009-09-01 09:31:00

Strategies for a Critical Time ATLANTA, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ - The business of healthcare is at a historical turning point. The country is now embroiled in a spirited debate about healthcare reform. The implications are massive for medical device, diagnostic, biopharmaceutical, healthcare information system, and service companies, not to mention hospitals, healthcare providers and investors. At this critical junction and in the midst of a severe economic downturn, Insight is proud to...

2009-08-31 13:10:00

Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have demonstrated that prairie voles may be a useful model in understanding the neurochemistry of social behavior. By influencing early social experience in prairie voles, researchers hope to gain greater insight into what aspects of early social experience drive diversity in adult social behavior. The study is currently available online in a special edition of Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience that is focused on...


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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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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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