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Agent Clears Toxic Proteins, Reduces Inflammation and Improves Cognition in Neurodegeneration Models

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,...
8-Jul-2017 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Subtle Molecular Changes Along the Upper Digestive Tract Could Guide Cancer Therapy

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...
26-Jun-2017 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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.
28-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Protein Associated with Parkinson’s Disease Linked to Human Upper GI Tract Infections


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...
23-Jun-2017 4:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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...
19-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Female and Male Mice Suffer, Recover from TBI Differently


In the first study of its kind, researchers say 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.
8-Jun-2017 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Georgetown University Licenses Use of Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors for Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases

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...
19-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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...
5-May-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Georgetown Professor Reacts to WHO Reports About Impact of Environment on Child Health


6-Mar-2017 8:55 AM EST

Using Statistics Ethically to Combat "A Scientific Credibility Crisis"

A recent survey suggests that many researchers have tried and failed to reproduce other scientists' experiments as well as their own. Georgetown University’s Rochelle Tractenberg, PhD, is on a mission to help change that by...
13-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST

The Nat’l Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep reacts to revised @AmerAcadPeds safe sleep recommendation @GUMedCenter


24-Oct-2016 12:05 AM EDT

Nobel Prize-Winning Science Is Key to Georgetown Neurotherapeutic Research

Today, the 2016 Nobel Prize in the category of medicine or physiology was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi “for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy,” a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components. In describing...
3-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT

@GUMedCenter Medical Experts Available During #OlympicGames


5-Aug-2016 9:05 PM EDT

#Zika Has Arrived, But is the U.S. Ready?


29-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT

Georgetown Professor: FDA Deeming Rule has “Good and Bad Aspects”


5-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT

#Zika Virus: Subject Matter Experts


27-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT

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