Rates of kidney transplants vary considerably across geographic areas of the United States, with the highest rates in the Northeast and the lowest in the Southeast, despite the Southeast's high rates of end-stage renal disease and greatest need for organs.
Two doctors from the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have pioneered a surgical procedure that is speeding recovery and improving quality of life for cancer patients.
BraveHeart: Welcome Back Veterans Southeast Initiative, a collaborative effort between Emory University's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Atlanta Braves, will be celebrating the U.S. Army's 239th birthday on Friday, June 13.
Emory University School of Medicine has announced the appointment of Maha B. Lund as director of its Physician Assistant Program.
Emory's Alzheimer¿s Disease Research Center has been awarded a five-year, $7.2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to discover proteins altered by Alzheimer's in an effort to identify new therapeutic targets.
Emory University researchers have found that a method of training doctors to be humanistic can result in a higher level of communication between doctor and patient.
A study published in Genome Medicine has identified a gene expression profile associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular death.
The Atlanta Business Chronicle chose three Emory health sciences faculty as winners and four as finalists in its 2014 Health Care Heroes competition.
Disturbed patterns of blood flow induce lasting epigenetic changes in DNA methylation in the cells that line blood vessels, and those changes contribute to atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis can be interrupted in a mouse model by inhibiting DNA methylation.
A brain imaging study shows that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome may have reduced responses, compared with healthy controls, in a region of the brain connected with fatigue.
For the second year in a row, Emory Healthcare has been named one of Atlanta's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).
Researchers at Emory University and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta have received a $25,000 grant to help improve the long-term outcomes of pediatric heart transplants.
Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine are recruiting participants for a study investigating the genetic risk for developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) an early precursor of Alzheimer's disease.
Lary C. Walker, PhD, research professor of neuropharmacology and neurologic diseases and associate professor of neurology, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, is a recipient of the 2014 MetLife Foundation Awards for Medical Research. The winners were recognized at a scientific briefing and awards ceremony in New York.
In young mice, cardiac muscle cells undergo a precisely timed spurt of cell division. This previously unobserved phenomenon contradicts long-held ideas about how the heart grows.
Music and medicine have always intrigued Karen Newell, who hosts a May 17 percussion recital at WHSCAB to raise funds for farmworker health care.
The eighth annual FIESTA 5K/15K Challenge recently raised $30,000 for the Emory ALS Center. Seven hundred runners joined in the race at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College in Cumming, Ga. on May 3.
The Jay Wertheimer Foundation has donated $100,000 to Emory's Child and Adolescent Mood Program (CAMP). The gift was made in honor of Jay Wertheimer, who was a long-standing supporter of CAMP as well as other Emory mental health programs.
Our bodies produce a family of proteins that recognize and kill bacteria whose carbohydrate coatings resemble those of our own cells too closely. Called galectins, these proteins recognize carbohydrates from a broad range of disease-causing bacteria, and could potentially be deployed as antibiotics to treat certain infections.
The entire heart muscle in young children may be capable of regeneration. In young mice, cardiac muscle cells undergo a precisely timed spurt of cell division. This previously unobserved phenomenon contradicts long-held ideas about how the heart grows.