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Brain chemistry study shows chronic fatigue syndrome, Gulf War illness as unique disorders

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Researchers have found distinct molecular signatures in two brain disorders long thought to be psychological in origin -- chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and Gulf War Illness (GWI). In addition, the work supports a previous observation of two variants of GWI.

Indoor tanning dependency common in young women, especially in those with depression

(Georgetown University Medical Center) A survey of young, white women who have used indoor tanning at least once in the past year showed that more than one in five of them have signs of being addicted to the high dose of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds. Show More Summary

NY State Medicaid expansion widened racial gap in access to high-quality cancer surgery

(Georgetown University Medical Center) The 2001 New York State Medicaid expansion -- what is considered a precursor to the Affordable Care (ACA) -- widened the racial disparity gap when it came to access to high-quality hospitals for cancer surgery, according to a new study from Georgetown University.

Two agents deliver knockout punches to Ewing sarcoma

(Georgetown University Medical Center) When combined with an already FDA-approved chemotherapy, a novel agent developed by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, appears to halt the ability of Ewing sarcoma to grow and progress.

Global Health Leader Dr. Charles Holmes Joins Georgetown

Georgetown University Medical Center has named Charles B. Holmes, MD, MPH, as faculty co-director of its Center for Global Health and Quality.

Study estimates years of life that could be saved in US if smokers switched to e-cigarettes

A research team, led by Dr David Levy at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC, modelled the impact for public health if large numbers of cigarette smokers switched to e-cigarettes (vaping) under two scenarios - an Optimistic...Show More Summary

Tobacco smokers could gain 86 million years of life if they switch to vaping, study finds

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Up to 6.6 million cigarette smokers will live substantially longer if cigarette smoking is replaced by vaping over a ten-year period, calculates a research team led by investigators from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Show More Summary

By Decoding How HPV Causes Cancer, Researchers Find a New Potential Treatment Strategy

A study that teases apart the biological mechanisms by which human papillomaviruses (HPV) cause cancer has found what researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center say is a new strategy that might provide targeted treatment for these cancers.

If your child is bilingual, learning additional languages later might be easier

(Georgetown University Medical Center) It is often claimed that people who are bilingual are better than monolinguals at learning languages. Now, the first study to examine bilingual and monolingual brains as they learn an additional language offers new evidence that supports this hypothesis, researchers say.

By decoding how HPV causes cancer, researchers find a new potential treatment strategy

(Georgetown University Medical Center) A study that teases apart the biological mechanisms by which human papillomaviruses (HPV) cause cancer has found what researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center say is a new strategy that might provide targeted treatment for these cancers.

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.

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