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Georgetown hosts global health security expert Beth Cameron

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Georgetown's Center for Global Health Science and Security welcomes back to campus Beth Cameron, former senior director for global health security and biodefense in the Obama administration's White House National Security Council. Show More Summary

E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, but there's a catch

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Frequent e-cigarette use does help smokers quit -- a finding that Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers say supports the use of e-cigarettes as a cessation aid for those trying to quit cigarette smoking. Show More Summary

Agent clears toxic proteins and improves cognition in neurodegeneration models

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Researchers have found cell receptors abnormally overexpressed in post-mortem brains of those with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, and that they can be inhibited in animal models to clear toxic protein buildup, reduce brain inflammation, and improve cognitive performance.

High-fat diet in pregnancy increases breast cancer risk over generations in animal study

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Feeding pregnant female mice a diet high in fat derived from common corn oil resulted in genetic changes that substantially increased breast cancer susceptibility in three generations of female offspring, reports a team of researchers led by scientists at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Subtle molecular changes along the upper digestive tract could guide cancer therapy

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Based on a new molecular study of tissues biopsied from various parts of the upper digestive tract, researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified significant, if subtle, differences in gene mutations and other factors that could help in developing more tailored treatment options for cancer patients.

Global Health Expert Mark Dybul to Lead New Center at Georgetown

Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) has named Mark Dybul, MD, as the inaugural faculty director of its new Center for Global Health and Quality.

Protein associated with Parkinson's disease linked to human upper GI tract infections

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Acute and chronic infections in a person's upper gastrointestinal tract appear to be linked to Parkinson's disease, say scientists at Georgetown University Medical Center and their collaborators at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.

Georgetown Global Health Expert to Testify on U.S. Support of the World Health Organization

Rebecca Katz, PhD, MPH, co-director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center, will testify before a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations examining the role of U.S. support for the World Health Organization.

Female and male mice suffer, recover from TBI differently

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Male mice have much greater brain distress in the week following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) than female mice, including skyrocketing inflammation and nerve cell death, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center.

GU licenses use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Georgetown University today announces it has exclusively licensed worldwide intellectual property (IP) rights to develop and commercialize uses of tyrosine kinase (TK) inhibitors for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases to Axovant Sciences GmbH.

Number of mutations in a tumor varies by age and type of cancer

(Georgetown University Medical Center) A team of investigators led by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that the tumor mutation load, or TML, in a patient's cancer biopsy varied by age and the type of cancer, along with several other factors.

A counterintuitive finding that could benefit younger colorectal cancer patients

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Younger colon cancer patients appear to have more than three times as many mutations in their tumors as older patients, which could lead to more effective treatment decisions, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Deficiencies in repair of DNA identified in many types of solid tumors

(Georgetown University Medical Center) A new investigation of more than 48,000 stored tumor samples finds evidence of a key deficiency in a repair mechanism designed to keep DNA from being mutated and causing cancer.

Unique Approach to Autism Screening Provides New, Effective Model for Latino Infants

Georgetown University Medical Center autism specialists working with Latino families in Washington, DC, have developed an effective screening program that identifies Latino infants who may be at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), allowing the opportunity for early intervention.

Unique approach to autism screening provides new, effective model for Latino infants

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Georgetown University Medical Center autism specialists working with Latino families in Washington, DC, have developed an effective screening program that identifies Latino infants who may be at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), allowing the opportunity for early intervention.

Addressing urban health challenges and opportunities on a global scale

(Georgetown University Medical Center) 'Urban Health: A Global Challenge' is a free satellite session on April 6, organized by Georgetown University, the International Society for Urban Health, and the New York Academy of Medicine. The session precedes the 2017 Annual CUGH Global Health Conference in Washington, DC.

Georgetown Global Health Center Receives $3.5M Grant for Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness

The Open Philanthropy Project has awarded a $3.5 million grant to the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center to support research focused on improving U.S. and international biosecurity and pandemic preparedness policy.

Georgetown Announces Phase II Clinical Trial of Nilotinib for Parkinson's Disease

Georgetown University Medical Center today announces the launch of a phase II clinical trial to study the safety of the cancer drug nilotinib and its effects on clinical outcomes and biomarkers in people with Parkinson's disease.

Using statistics ethically to combat 'a scientific credibility crisis'

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Can statistics increase the value of science to society? Georgetown University's Rochelle Tractenberg, chair of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the American Statistical Association, will...Show More Summary

Smoking cessation counseling successful when paired with lung cancer screening

(Georgetown University Medical Center) The first successful randomized trial of its kind provides preliminary evidence that telephone-based smoking cessation counseling given to smokers shortly after undergoing lung cancer screening can be effective at helping people stop smoking.

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