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2012-02-01 10:00:00

STUART, Fla., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Aesthetic Surgery Journal published an article by Emory University researchers on an FDA Class 1 device used in the delivery of silicone gel implants. Researchers found the Keller Funnel(TM) developed by Stuart, Florida based Keller Medical Inc., www.kellerfunnel.com, helped reduce breast skin flora contamination by more than fifty-percent over the standard technique. According to lead researcher and plastic...

2012-01-23 13:11:55

Emory University neuroscience study finds that decision-making over 'sacred values' prompts a distinct cognitive process An Emory University neuro-imaging study shows that personal values that people refuse to disavow, even when offered cash to do so, are processed differently in the brain than those values that are willingly sold. "Our experiment found that the realm of the sacred — whether it's a strong religious belief, a national identity or a code of ethics — is a...

2012-01-18 19:46:55

An estimated 1.6 million Americans suffer moderate to severe leakage through their tricuspid valves, which are complex structures that allow blood to flow from the heart's upper right chamber to the ventricle. If left untreated, severe leakage can affect an individual's quality of life and can even lead to death. A new study finds that the anatomy of the heart's tricuspid valve can be used to predict the severity of leakage in the valve, which is a condition called tricuspid regurgitation....

2012-01-16 08:38:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Is America obsessed with dieting? This thought-provoking question will be explored and exposed in the compelling new documentary, "America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments" by director Darryl Roberts. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110727/CG42761LOGO) Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center and Emory University are hosting a free special screening of Roberts' new film. The event will be held from 6:00 -...

2012-01-10 23:31:31

"Health Affairs" diabetes issue includes study and commentaries by three researchers at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health An Emory University study published in the January issue of Health Affairs assesses real-world lifestyle interventions to help delay or prevent the costly chronic disease that affects nearly 26 million Americans. Researchers from Emory´s Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) systematically reviewed the published literature and analyzed 28 studies that...

2012-01-02 23:10:39

A new study shows that deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a safe and effective intervention for treatment-resistant depression in patients with either unipolar major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar ll disorder (BP). The study was published Online First by Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The study was led by Helen S. Mayberg, MD, professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine, with...

2011-12-23 01:18:33

Cancer cells tend to take up more glucose than healthy cells, and researchers are increasingly interested in exploiting this tendency with drugs that target cancer cells' altered metabolism. Cancer cells' sugar cravings arise partly because they turn off their mitochondria, power sources that burn glucose efficiently, in favor of a more inefficient mode of using glucose. They benefit because the byproducts can be used as building blocks for fast-growing cells. Scientists at Winship...

2011-12-20 22:33:09

More evidence emerges to support that the progenitor of syphilis came from the New World Skeletons don't lie. But sometimes they may mislead, as in the case of bones that reputedly showed evidence of syphilis in Europe and other parts of the Old World before Christopher Columbus made his historic voyage in 1492. None of this skeletal evidence, including 54 published reports, holds up when subjected to standardized analyses for both diagnosis and dating, according to an appraisal in the...

2011-12-14 02:28:19

Chronic infections by viruses such as HIV or hepatitis C eventually take hold because they wear the immune system out, a phenomenon immunologists describe as exhaustion. Yet exhausted immune cells can be revived after the introduction of fresh cells that act like coaches giving a pep talk, researchers at Emory Vaccine Center have found. Their findings provide support for an emerging strategy for treating chronic infections: infusing immune cells back into patients after a period of...

2011-11-21 10:37:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I. and ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and Emory Healthcare, the largest and most comprehensive hospital system in Georgia, have entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance access to high quality, affordable health care services in communities throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. MinuteClinic has 31 walk-in medical clinics open seven days a week inside select...


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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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