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Researchers Find Inhibiting One Protein Destroys Toxic Clumps Seen in Parkinson’s Disease

A team of neurologists at Georgetown University Medical Center has found that inhibiting the USP13 molecule may be a therapeutic target in Parkinson’s disease and other similar forms of neurodegeneration.
9-Nov-2018 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Georgetown University Medical Center Selects Nora Volkow for Highest Honor

Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) will present Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health, with its highest honor, the Cura Personalis Award, at a ceremony on Tuesday,...
13-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Opioid Gene Variant in Adolescents Reduces Reward, May Increase Later Substance Abuse Risk

Adolescents with a particular variant of an opioid receptor gene have less response in a part of prefrontal cortex that evaluates rewards, compared to those with the other version of the gene, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center...
2-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Obese Mice Lose a Third of Their Fat Using a Natural Protein

To the great surprise of cancer researchers in a Georgetown University-led study, a protein they investigated for its possible role in cancer turned out to be a powerful regulator of metabolism.
25-Oct-2018 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Early Study Results Suggest Fertility App as Effective as Modern Family Planning Methods

Early results from a first-of-its-kind study by researchers from the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University Medical Center suggests that typical use of a certain family planning app is as effective as other modern methods for...
15-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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More Clues Revealed in Link Between Normal Breast Changes and Invasive Breast Cancer

A research team, led by investigators from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, details how a natural and dramatic process — changes in mammary glands to accommodate breastfeeding — uses a molecular process believed to contribute to...
11-Oct-2018 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mouse Study Mirrors Human Findings That Link Chemotherapy and APOE4 to Cognitive Issues

A chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat breast cancer alters brain structure and function in mice that express the human APOE4 gene, known to significantly increase risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study led by Georgetown...
28-Sep-2018 4:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First Large Study Details Cognitive Outcomes Among Older Breast Cancer Patients

The first large U.S. study of cognition in older breast cancer patients found that within the first two years after diagnosis and treatment, most women do not experience cancer-related cognitive problems.
28-Sep-2018 4:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through MedStar Health). GUMC’s mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis -- or "care of the whole person." The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, both nationally ranked; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute; and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization, which accounts for the majority of externally funded research at GUMC including a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.

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