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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.

First Ever Real-Time Efficacy Study on Fertility App Launched

In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center's Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) announced today the launch of a year-long study to measure the efficacy of a new app, Dot(tm), for avoiding unintended pregnancy as compared to efficacy rates of other family planning methods.

Understanding when eating soy might help or harm in breast cancer treatment

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have used animal models to reveal new information about the impact -- positive and negative -- that soy consumption could have on a common breast cancer treatment.

Mindfulness meditation effective in reducing anxiety: Study

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New research from Georgetown University Medical Center has shown physiological evidence that mindfulness meditation fights symptoms of anxiety. This form of meditation focuses on awareness and being present, allowing you to act and react...Show More Summary

Scientists describe lab technique with potential to change medicine and research

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Researchers who developed and tested a revolutionary laboratory technique that allows for the endless growth of normal and diseased cells in a laboratory are publicly sharing how the technique works.

Large pre-ACA Medicaid expansion did not level health disparities in cancer surgery

(Georgetown University Medical Center) An analysis of the New York State's Medicaid expansion, which predated the 2010 Affordable Care Act, finds substantial decrease in uninsured rate but little change in racial disparities when it comes to access to cancer surgery - a proxy for complex cancer care.

Georgetown Clinical Trial of Nilotinib in Alzheimer's Disease Begins

A clinical trial to examine the effect of nilotinib on clinical outcomes and biomarkers in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease has opened at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Steroid discovered in dogfish sharks attacks Parkinson's-related toxin in animal model

(Georgetown University Medical Center) A synthesized steroid mirroring one naturally made by the dogfish shark prevents the buildup of a lethal protein implicated in some neurodegenerative diseases, reports an international research team studying an animal model of Parkinson's disease. Show More Summary

Pandemic preparedness in the next administration

(Georgetown University Medical Center) As the United States prepares for new leadership, global health thought leaders will convene January 10 to discuss ways the Trump administration can contribute to pandemic preparedness, global health security, and domestic readiness and resilience.

Sunlight offers surprise benefit -- it energizes infection fighting T cells

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Georgetown University Medical Center researchers have found that sunlight, through a mechanism separate than vitamin D production, energizes T cells that play a central role in human immunity. Their...Show More Summary

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