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Brain Studies Show Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Gulf War Illness are Distinct Conditions

Gulf War Illness (GWI) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) share symptoms of disabling fatigue, pain, systemic hyperalgesia (tenderness), negative emotion, sleep and cognitive dysfunction that are made worse after mild exertion (postexertional...
18-Oct-2019 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer Influenced by Dual Action of Genes and RNA

Women with an aggressive, less-common type of breast cancer, known as triple-negative, versus a more common form of the disease, could be differentiated from each other by a panel of 17 small RNA molecules that are directly influenced by genetic...
18-Oct-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Georgetown Offers Multiple Clinical Trials for People with Lewy Body Dementia

Georgetown University Medical Center, a Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Association Research Center of Excellence, is now offering three clinical trials to study new treatments for LBD, a disease often confused with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
8-Oct-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Georgetown Tobacco Control Expert Outlines Motivations of Altria-Juul Deal and Its Public Health Impact

The pending deal for Altria to purchase 35% of Juul Labs should serve as a “wake-up call” for the careful monitoring of competition in the nicotine delivery market, and for evaluating how regulations and policies impact cigarette and...
29-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Revealing the Molecular Engine That Drives Pancreatic Cancer Provides Ways to Turn It Off

Researchers have decoded a chain of molecules that are critical for the growth and survival of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma—the most common and also the most lethal form of pancreatic cancer.
16-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bacterial Resistance to Two Critical Antibiotics Widespread in Southeast Asia

Resistance to two critical antibiotic types, one a “drug of last resort” when all others fail against some “superbugs,” are widely distributed in Southeast Asia, raising the risk of untreatable infections, say a team of investigators led by...
12-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Indoor Tanning May Be an Addiction Abetted by Both Genetic and Psychiatric Factors

A combination of elevated symptoms of depression along with modifications in a gene responsible for dopamine activity, important to the brain’s pleasure and reward system, appear to influence an addiction to indoor tanning in young, white...
11-Jun-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Labels of U.S. Probiotic Products Lacking, Researchers Find

When it comes to buying probiotics, most product labels do not give consumers enough information to make an informed decision, according to a research team led by Georgetown University Medical Center.
3-Jun-2019 4:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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