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Article ID: 713654

Georgetown University Launches Clinical Trial for Lewy Body Dementia

Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University Medical Center announces the launch of the only known therapeutic (disease modifying) clinical trial for Lewy body dementia, a neurological disorder that affects a million people in the United States for which there are no approved medications that modify the disease.

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3-Jun-2019 5:05 AM EDT
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    17-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712973

For Many HIV+ Women, Daily Survival Takes Precedence Over Viral Suppression

Georgetown University Medical Center

According to scientists who study women infected with HIV, statistics often paint an impressionist view of the lives of these women that misses the granular detail that tells the real story. The imprecise big picture is that most of this population is doing a good job at suppressing the virus, but facts gathered on the ground show that many struggle with issues of daily living that can make taking a pill to keep HIV at bay difficult.

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16-May-2019 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712972

Why Adults At Risk for Huntington’s Disease Choose Not to Learn if They Inherited Deadly Gene

Georgetown University Medical Center

As many as 90 percent of individuals who have a parent with Huntington’s disease (HD) choose not to take a gene test that reveals if they will also develop the fatal disorder — and a new study details the reasons why. Understanding the “why” matters as new clinical trials testing therapies for people who haven’t yet developed symptoms of Huntington disease requires participants to be tested for the HD gene to be included in the trials.

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16-May-2019 6:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Georgetown Welcomes Deus Bazira and Colleagues to Lead New Global Health Center

Article ID: 711172

Georgetown Welcomes Deus Bazira and Colleagues to Lead New Global Health Center

Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) announces the appointment of Deus Bazira, DrPH, MPH, MBA, BPharm, an expert in health systems strengthening and a public health practitioner with decades of in-depth field level practical experience in global health in emerging economies, to establish and co-direct Georgetown’s new Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI).

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15-Apr-2019 11:30 AM EDT
Newswise: Ebola Virus – Subject Matter Experts

Article ID: 711174

Ebola Virus – Subject Matter Experts

Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University faculty offer expertise for journalists seeking interviews in a variety of subjects related to Ebola. Topics include WHO, Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), International Health Regulations, infectious disease control and treatment, vaccine development, clinical trials, and global health security and law.

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12-Apr-2019 2:30 PM EDT
Newswise: A Billion People Will Be Newly Exposed to Diseases Like Dengue Fever as World Temperatures Rise
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    28-Mar-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 709952

A Billion People Will Be Newly Exposed to Diseases Like Dengue Fever as World Temperatures Rise

Georgetown University Medical Center

As many as a billion people could be newly exposed to disease-carrying mosquitoes by the end of the century because of global warming, says a new study that examines temperature changes on a monthly basis across the world.

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25-Mar-2019 5:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Georgetown Researchers Launch “Nari Paila,” Mobile Games to Share Information on Fertility Awareness, Family Planning in Nepal

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Georgetown Researchers Launch “Nari Paila,” Mobile Games to Share Information on Fertility Awareness, Family Planning in Nepal

Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown researchers have launched a series of mobile games in Nepal to reach young people with information about fertility awareness and family planning.

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24-Mar-2019 3:00 PM EDT

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Newswise: Fertility App “Dot” Found to be As Effective As Other Family Planning Methods
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    18-Mar-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 709586

Fertility App “Dot” Found to be As Effective As Other Family Planning Methods

Georgetown University Medical Center

Results of a first-of-its-kind prospective study with a family planning app find it to be as effective as other modern methods for avoiding an unplanned pregnancy, according to Georgetown researchers.

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14-Mar-2019 3:00 AM EDT
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    12-Mar-2019 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 709346

Researchers Decode How Cancer Drug Works in Brains of Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Georgetown University Medical Center

The first arm of a phase II clinical trial by a research team at Georgetown University Medical Center testing the use of nilotinib in patients with Parkinson’s disease demonstrates precisely how the agent increases levels of dopamine in the brains of study participants.

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8-Mar-2019 2:00 PM EST

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