Tag: emory university school of medicine

Self-administration of flu vaccine with a patch may be on its...

The annual ritual of visiting a doctor's office or health clinic to receive a flu shot may soon be outdated, thanks to the findings...

Researchers hijack cancer migration mechanism to move brain tumors

One factor that makes glioblastoma cancers so difficult to treat is that malignant cells from the tumors spread throughout the brain by following nerve...

Exercise may preserve vision in older adults

Moderate aerobic exercise helps to preserve the structure and function of nerve cells in the retina after damage, researchers at the Emory Eye Center...

Aging brains need ‘chaperone’ proteins

The word "chaperone" refers to an adult who keeps teenagers from acting up at a dance or overnight trip. It also describes a type...

DDT exposure a potential risk factor for Alzheimer’s

Patients with Alzheimer's disease have significantly higher levels of DDE, the long-lasting metabolite of the pesticide DDT, in their blood than healthy people, a...

Blood growth factor boosts effect of exercise in peripheral artery disease

A blood cell growth factor can boost the effects of exercise in improving mobility for patients with peripheral artery disease, a clinical study has...

Risk of stillbirth associated with factors known early in pregnancy

GALVESTON, Dec. 13, 2011 -- Stillbirth is associated with a range of health and socio-demographic factors identifiable before or at the start of pregnancy, including prior pregnancy outcomes, ethnicity and modifiable health factors, such as diabetes,...

Jekyll and Hyde: Cells’ executioner can also stave off death

ATLANTA -- 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 di...

3-D MRI helps kids with ACL tears — surgery without harming...

Surgery has not been an option in the past for children with ACL tears because of the possible damage to the growth plate that can cause serious problems later in life. With this new technology, surgeons can actually see from one point to the oth...

Children with severe asthma experience premature loss of lung function during...

Severe asthma in early childhood may lead to premature loss of lung function during adolescence and more serious disease during adulthood, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine report. Early identification and treatment of children with...

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