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Use of Electrical Brain Stimulation to Foster Creativity Has Sweeping Implications

In an article published in Creativity Research Journal, Georgetown researchers address neuro-ethical concerns associated with the increasing use of transcranial electrical stimulation (tES).
18-Sep-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Probiotic Use May Reduce Antibiotic Prescriptions, Researchers Say

The use of probiotics is linked to reduced need for antibiotic treatment in infants and children, according to a review of studies that probed the benefits of probiotics, co-led by a Georgetown investigator.
11-Sep-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


ACA Expansion Did Not Improve Access to Complex Surgeries for Low-Income/Minority Patients

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act does not appear to reduce disparities in use of regionalized surgical care among vulnerable persons.
10-Sep-2018 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Analysis: Commonly Used Drugs are Rarely Studied in Primary Care Patients

Drugs most commonly prescribed to patients seen by primary care physicians are not often tested in the patients who go to these clinics, where most people receive their care, say investigators at Georgetown University Medical Center and Yale School...
27-Aug-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Georgetown Breast Cancer Advocates Make Their Case in Cancer Research Journal

Georgetown Breast Cancer Advocates (GBCA), a volunteer group of survivors and other advocates who support and promote cancer research at Georgetown University, have published an article that underscores ways in which both the scientific and advocacy...
15-Aug-2018 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Large Collection of Brain Cancer Data Now Easily, Freely Accessible to Global Researchers

A valuable cache of brain cancer biomedical data, one of only two such large collections in the country, has been made freely available worldwide by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
10-Aug-2018 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Georgetown Study Investigates Memory Improvement Through Nicotine Dosing

A clinical trial being conducted at Georgetown explores if nicotine can slow or stop memory loss in people experiencing mild memory problems, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
9-Aug-2018 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

For Some Bladder Cancer Patients, Simple Test Could Reduce Over-Treatment, Ease High Cost

Georgetown-led investigators have found that a fairly simple test significantly improves the identification of bladder tumors that will likely become invasive.
22-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Georgetown Physician Available for Interviews Regarding Trump’s Physical Exam

10-Jan-2018 6:05 AM EST


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


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