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10-Aug-2020 3:25 PM EDT
MS Drug May be Used to Inhibit HIV Infection and Reduce Latent Reservoir
George Washington University

A multiple sclerosis drug may be used to block HIV infection and reduce the latent reservoir, according to research published in PLOS Pathogens by a team at the RGeorge Washington University.

Released: 13-Aug-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Statement on the Death of Sumner M. Redstone from GW Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness Director
George Washington University

Statement of William Dietz, MD, PhD, director and chair of Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, on the Death of Entrepreneur and Visionary Philanthropist Sumner M. Redstone

Released: 6-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Blood Test May Point to Patients at Higher Risk for COVID-19 Deterioration, Death
George Washington University

George Washington University researchers found five biomarkers associated with higher odds of clinical deterioration and death in COVID-19 patients. Published in Future Medicine, these findings will help physicians better predict outcomes for COVID-19 patients in the U.S.

Released: 5-Aug-2020 1:10 PM EDT
HDAC6 Can Control Tumor Growth and Halt Metastasis in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
George Washington University

Genetic modifier HDAC6 was found to control tumor growth and halt metastasis in triple-negative breast cancer in vivo, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Research by investigators at the GW Cancer Center.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 11:10 AM EDT
George Washington University to Conduct Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Experimental Vaccine
George Washington University

The George Washington University will participate in a clinical trial for an investigational COVID-19 vaccine.

Released: 21-Jul-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Nitric Oxide May Slow Progression of COVID-19
George Washington University

Researchers at the George Washington University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine published a review in the journal Nitric Oxide suggesting that nitric oxide treatment can be pivotal in the fight against SARS-CoV-2.

Released: 15-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT
GW Biostatistics Center Launches Three COVID-19 Projects
George Washington University

The Biostatistics Center (BSC) at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (GW Milken Institute SPH) recently launched three projects to design, conduct, analyze and report on COVID-19 studies. The results from these three studies ultimately could help pave the way toward better prevention and treatment for the deadly disease, which so far has affected more than 3 million people in the United States.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 5:20 PM EDT
GW Launches Tech-Focused MBA Program with DHS
George Washington University

The George Washington University School of Business will launch a new Master of Business Administration degree focused on security technology transition, under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. GW will offer the degree to 75 DHS-affiliated students, grouped in three cohorts, as well as students from other federal and state agencies and the private sector. The program is part of a new DHS Center of Excellence, which the GW School of Business will lead.

Newswise: For Chimpanzees, Salt and Pepper Hair Not a Marker of Old Age
Released: 14-Jul-2020 2:50 PM EDT
For Chimpanzees, Salt and Pepper Hair Not a Marker of Old Age
George Washington University

A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE finds graying hair is not indicative of a chimpanzee’s age.

Newswise: “Knock Codes” For Smartphone Security Are Easily Predicted, Researchers Say
Released: 14-Jul-2020 10:45 AM EDT
“Knock Codes” For Smartphone Security Are Easily Predicted, Researchers Say
George Washington University

Smartphone owners who unlock their devices with knock codes aren't as safe as they think, according to new research.

24-Jun-2020 2:10 PM EDT
SNAP Work Requirements Put Low-Income Americans at Risk
George Washington University

WASHINGTON, DC (June 26, 2020) – When work requirements for a federal food safety-net program start again, many low-income Americans will lose benefits – and Black adults will be hardest hit, according to a study published today. In addition, some disabled people will lose these crucial food assistance benefits.

12-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Inhibitory Interneurons in Hippocampus Excite the Developing Brain
George Washington University

A new study from the George Washington University, reports that in some critical structures of the developing brain, the inhibitory neurons cause excitation rather than suppression of brain activity. The findings, published in Science Advances, could have implications for the treatment of neonatal seizures.

Newswise: Study Examines COVID Shutdowns and Air Quality in Cities Worldwide
Released: 27-May-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Study Examines COVID Shutdowns and Air Quality in Cities Worldwide
George Washington University

WASHINGTON, DC (May 27. 2020) – The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) today announced a new grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to study the impact of COVID-19 social distancing measures on the air quality in cities around the world. The project, which NASA announced earlier this month, will evaluate how air pollution has changed after schools and business shut down in order to contain the spread of the virus.

Released: 18-May-2020 10:20 AM EDT
Global Survey of COVID Health Care Workers Launched
George Washington University

WASHINGTON, DC (May 18, 2020)—Researchers at the George Washington University (GW) recently launched a global survey of health care workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic with the hope of learning more about exposure and finding solutions to help protect workers from the virus.

Released: 14-May-2020 3:15 PM EDT
BioCompute Object Specification Project Receives Highly Anticipated IEEE Standardization Acceptance
George Washington University

The BioCompute Object Specification Project led by a team at the George Washington University has been officially approved for publication as an internationally recognized standard by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association.

Newswise: New Map Reveals Distrust in Health Expertise Is Winning Hearts and Minds Online
8-May-2020 4:30 PM EDT
New Map Reveals Distrust in Health Expertise Is Winning Hearts and Minds Online
George Washington University

Communities on Facebook that distrust establishment health guidance are more effective than government health agencies and other reliable health groups at reaching and engaging “undecided” individuals, according to a study published today in the journal Nature.

Released: 7-May-2020 10:00 AM EDT
New Tool Will Help Public Health Officials Estimate the Need for COVID-19 Contact Tracing
George Washington University

WASHINGTON, DC (May 7, 2020) –A novel workforce tool created by researchers at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) estimates that the nation will need a total of 184,000 COVID-19 contact tracers in order to help society safely reopen and limit the size of future waves of the virus. The tool will help state and local health departments determine the number of staff needed to effectively identify and trace people who have been in contact with new cases of COVID-19 and slow the spread of the virus.

Released: 7-May-2020 9:30 AM EDT
GW Survey Evaluates Influence of Social Media in Attracting Patients
George Washington University

A recent survey from the George Washington University suggests that patients do not take social media into consideration when looking for a dermatologist and recommend that practitioners should use social media as a tool in engaging and educating patients.

Released: 5-May-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Supportive Oncodermatology Interventions Improve Patient Quality of Life
George Washington University

A recent survey from the GW Cancer Center found that enrollment in a supportive oncodermatology program is associated with a significantly improved quality of life score. The results are published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.

Released: 1-May-2020 2:05 PM EDT
George Washington University and Curative to Deploy COVID Testing for U.S. Troops
George Washington University

WASHINGTON, DC (April 29, 2020) – The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (GW Milken Institute SPH) today announced signing an agreement with Curative, Inc. to provide laboratory space for the company to start testing U.S. military personnel for the virus that causes COVID-19. The testing, conducted by Curative in the GW Milken Institute SPH Biosafety Level 2 Laboratory (BSL-2), will help scientists understand the spread of the virus, help the U.S. military maintain readiness, and ultimately will help with reopening the economy.

Newswise: With Sharp Decrease of Intimate Partner Violence in Nicaragua, New Study Shows Violence Against Women and Girls Is Preventable
Released: 21-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT
With Sharp Decrease of Intimate Partner Violence in Nicaragua, New Study Shows Violence Against Women and Girls Is Preventable
George Washington University

The percentage of women and girls in Nicaragua’s second-largest city who reported experiencing physical violence by their partners during their lifetimes decreased from 55% in 1995 to 28% in 2016, according to a GW new study.

Released: 25-Mar-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Diet, Nutrition Have Profound Effects on Gut Microbiome
George Washington University

A new literature review from scientists at George Washington University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology suggests that nutrition and diet have a profound impact on the microbial composition of the gut.

Released: 23-Mar-2020 9:20 AM EDT
OncoMX Knowledgebase Enables Research of Cancer Biomarkers and Related Evidence
George Washington University

Researchers at the George Washington University published a new knowledgebase and web portal, OncoMX, which will improve the exploration and research of cancer biomarkers in the context of related evidence.

Released: 13-Feb-2020 6:45 PM EST
Expert Calls on World Leaders to Use Global Summit to Make Roads Safer Worldwide
George Washington University

A commentary published Feb. 13 in The Lancet calls on government officials attending the 3rd Global Ministerial Summit for Road Safety in Sweden to examine whether current actions to make roadways safer worldwide work.

Released: 11-Feb-2020 10:50 AM EST
Telehealth Interventions Associated with Improved Obstetric Outcomes
George Washington University

Physician-researchers at the George Washington University published a review suggesting that telehealth interventions are associated with improved obstetric outcomes.

Released: 10-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
Study Finds Innate Protein that Restricts HIV Replication by Targeting Lipid Rafts
George Washington University

A recent study from the George Washington University suggests that the innate protein AIBP restricts HIV-1 replications by targeting the lipid rafts the virus relies on.

Released: 6-Feb-2020 5:05 AM EST
Study Uses Powerful Sequencing Technology to Study HIV Epidemic in Washington, DC
George Washington University

Despite significant progress against HIV/AIDS, the nation’s capital is still battling an HIV epidemic with rates that are five times higher than the national average. A study published today in the journal Scientific Reports uses powerful next-generation sequencing technology to learn more about how the virus is spreading and developing drug resistance in the District of Columbia.

Released: 30-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
GW Study Identifies Need for Disaster Preparedness Training for Dermatologists
George Washington University

A new survey from dermatology and emergency medicine researchers at the George Washington University suggests that the dermatology community is inadequately prepared for a biological disaster and would benefit from a formal preparedness training program.

Released: 27-Jan-2020 2:25 PM EST
Study Finds Association Between Patient Therapy Time, Length of Stay After Hip Fracture Surgery
George Washington University

Researchers in the George Washington University Advanced Metrics Lab found that a hip fracture patient’s length of stay in a rehabilitation facility has a greater impact on functional independence than therapy time per day


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