June 25, 2007
Carter Center celebrates
25 years with exhibit
“Beyond the Presidency: 25 Years of The Carter Center,” a special exhibit at The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, opens June 30. The 25th anniversary exhibit offers a behind-the-scenes look at efforts undertaken by former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, to advance peace, health and hope worldwide through The Carter Center.
Highlights of the exhibit include a life-size pit latrine and shelter from rural Ethiopia, measures that have helped prevent disease and improve the quality of life for millions of Africans; a roving ballot box and a bicycle from China, where the Center has helped 650,000 villagers hold elections; and a preserved Guinea worm, the cause of a disease which the Center is working to eradicate.
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Participants sought for Parkinson’s clinical trial
Emory is participating in a Parkinson’s disease clinical trial to determine if the nutritional supplement creatine can slow the symptom progression of this disorder.
The study needs people who have been diagnosed with PD within the past five years and who have been treated for two years or less with levodopa or other drugs that improve dopamine transmission in the brain.
For more information, call 404-778-7777 or visit www.parkinsontrial.ninds.nih.gov.