Monthly Archives: May 2010

Pituitary tumors removed using a 3-D endoscope

May 28th, 2010 (No Comments)

Emory’s Pituitary Center is one of a handful of medical centers across the country using the latest 3-D endoscope for removal of pituitary tumors, a delicate and precise procedure. Having the new 3-D endoscope is a tremendous aid for a surgeon when operating on a small organ at the base of the brain, says Emory neurosurgeon Nelson Oyesiku, MD, PhD.

Sports medicine advances reach the masses

May 26th, 2010 (2 Comments)

An anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, tear is one of the most common sports injuries, especially in sports that require running, jumping or pivoting movements. The Emory Sports Medicine Center, part of the Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Center complex, often sees patients with ACL tears. John Xerogeanes, MD, is chief of the Emory Sports Medicine Center and associate professor of orthopaedic surgery in Emory School of Medicine.

Delegation to Peking University advances PhD program

May 25th, 2010 (No Comments)

A recent trip to Peking University (PKU) by administrators from Georgia Tech and Emory included a formal signing ceremony for the joint Georgia Tech/Emory/PKU PhD program in biomedical engineering. Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson and Tech Engineering Dean Don Giddens made the trip along with Larry McIntire, chair of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory and Cheng Zhu, BME associate chair of international programs.

Creative program expands kidney transplant options

May 24th, 2010 (No Comments)

The Emory Transplant Center at Emory University Hospital recently opened its innovative Paired Donor Kidney Exchange Program, providing greater hope for patients in need of kidney transplants.

Health Care Heroes honored by Atlanta Business Chronicle

May 21st, 2010 (No Comments)

Emory faculty-physicians were honored May 20 at the annual Health Care Heroes Awards celebration sponsored by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. All three are featured in this week’s edition of the newspaper.

Coping with seasonal allergies

May 20th, 2010 (No Comments)

Are you one of 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies? Allergies are the fifth-leading chronic disease in the U.S. among all ages, and the third most common chronic disease among children under age 18, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Quirky little prairie voles hold answers

May 18th, 2010 (No Comments)

Quirky little prairie voles hold answers. So says Larry Young, PhD, chief of the Division of Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatric Disorders at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University.

Micronutrients: food for thought

May 17th, 2010 (No Comments)

Physicians and researchers are seeing a resurgence of micronutrient deficiencies in certain high-risk populations of children. But what exactly does that mean to those children—right now and in the future?

Pig stem cells: hope for Type 1 diabetes treatment

May 13th, 2010 (No Comments)

An Emory transplant team, working with the UGA group, hopes to use this technology to develop pig islet cells as an alternative to human islets to treat patients with Type 1 diabetes.

Cholesterol levels improve with nut consumption

May 12th, 2010 (No Comments)

Emory University’s Cheryl Williams, RD, LD, clinical nutritionist, Emory Heart & Vascular Center, Emory HeartWise Cardiac Risk Reduction Program, says nuts are among the heart healthiest whole foods as they provide a variety of health promoting compounds such as dietary fiber, vitamins (vitamin E), minerals (selenium), antioxidants and phytoesterols.