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Arthur Kellerman
Arthur Kellermann, MD, MPH
Sound Science: Swift Action Critical to Restart Heart

Listen to "Sound Science" as emergency physician Arthur Kellermann discusses the "chain of survival," the critical importance of treating cardiac arrest victims in the field, and how the benefits of an ambulance trip may sometimes outweigh its risks. . Go to Sound Science. . .
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"Germs Go Global:" Trust for America's Health Report on Disease Threat to U.S.

Emory professor James Hughes was a reviewer and participated in a press briefing this week on the new Trust for America's Health report, "Germs Go Global: Why Emerging Infectious Diseases are a Threat to America." Hughes has just been elected vice president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. View the report . . .
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alzihmer's disease  
A Trio of Alzheimer's Clinical Trials

Emory Health magazine reports on three Emory clinical trials harnessing the immune system to target beta-amyloid, a naturally occurring protein that clumps together and forms plaques in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. The strategies aim to change the course of disease rather than just treat symptoms. Read more . .
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Polymer beads in
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Animal Studies Show Polymer Beads Deliver Drugs Safely After Heart Attack
Tiny polymer beads injected into the heart could slowly release anti-inflammatory drugs and potentially reduce permanent damage after a heart attack.  Researchers injected the beads into rats' hearts after a simulated heart attack and found they reduced inflammation and scarring, then broke down into non-toxic components. Read more. . .
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actsi website

Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) Premiers New Website
Funded last year by the NIH, the ACTSI is working to improve the way clinical research is conducted, engage communities and reduce the time for laboratory discoveries to reach patients. A new website highlights community, discovery, training and resources at Emory and partners Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Tech and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. View the website...

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