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Perceptions of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in the Emergency Department

Findings from a novel online questionnaire of people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) suggest the majority of these patients do not receive proper care, say researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center in the first known investigation of...
7-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Georgetown Genetic Counselor Offers Insight On Direct-to-Consumer DNA Testing Kits

Direct-to-consumer DNA testing kits are expected to be a popular holiday gift this year, with 100 million people expected to have used one by 2020—but an expert genetic counselor at Georgetown says consumers should understand a few pros and cons...
20-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


In Times of Low Unemployment, Quality of Nursing Home Care Suffers

The low unemployment rate in the U.S. — which fell to a 49 year-low in September and October — is good news to many people, but perhaps not to residents of nursing homes. A Georgetown University Medical Center study found that quality of care in...
4-Dec-2018 4:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


As Vaping Increased in Popularity, Use of Cigarettes Declined

Cigarette smoking dramatically decreased between 2013 and 2017 just as e-cigarette use became more popular, according to a comprehensive analysis examining the relationship between vaping and smoking among youth and young adults led by a Georgetown...
19-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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


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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