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Impact of a Genetic Risk Factor for Substance Use Differs by Sex in Adolescents

In a study of adolescent boys and girls, neuroscientists have found a sex difference in a gene linked to substance use disorders.
8-Nov-2017 5:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Some Cancer Therapies May Provide a New Way to Treat High Blood Pressure

Drugs designed to halt cancer growth may offer a new way to control high blood pressure (hypertension), say Georgetown University Medical Center investigators. The finding could offer a real advance in hypertension treatment because although a...
17-Nov-2017 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Brain Chemistry Profiles Shows Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Gulf War Illness as Unique Disorders

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Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have found distinct molecular signatures in two brain disorders long thought to be psychological in origin — chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and Gulf War Illness (GWI).
8-Nov-2017 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Pharma Gifts to Providers Result in More Branded, Expensive Prescriptions

Physicians and other health care providers who received “gifts” from pharmaceutical companies were much more likely to prescribe a higher number of drugs per patient, including more costly prescriptions for branded medicines, compared to...
23-Oct-2017 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Global Health Leader Mark Dybul Elected to National Academy of Medicine

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The National Academy of Medicine announced today the election of Mark Dybul, MD, professor of medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, as one of its newest member. Dybul is faculty co-director of the Center for Global Health and...
16-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Global Health Diplomacy Matters: Ambassador Jimmy Kolker On Lessons Learned from Recent Outbreaks

Georgetown University’s Center for Global Health Science and Security and the Georgetown University Global Health Initiative welcomes Ambassador Jimmy Kolker, former assistant secretary for global affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human...
12-Oct-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Global Health Leader Dr. Charles Holmes Joins Georgetown

Georgetown University Medical Center has named Charles B. Holmes, MD, MPH, as faculty co-director of its Center for Global Health and Quality.
3-Oct-2017 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

If Your Child is Bilingual, Learning Additional Languages Later Might be Easier

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It is often claimed that people who are bilingual are better than monolinguals at learning languages. Now, the first study to examine bilingual and monolingual brains as they learn an additional language offers new evidence that supports this...
28-Sep-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Georgetown Professor Reacts to WHO Reports About Impact of Environment on Child Health

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6-Mar-2017 8:55 AM EST

Using Statistics Ethically to Combat "A Scientific Credibility Crisis"

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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

The Nat’l Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep reacts to revised @AmerAcadPeds safe sleep recommendation @GUMedCenter

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24-Oct-2016 12:05 AM EDT

Nobel Prize-Winning Science Is Key to Georgetown Neurotherapeutic Research

Today, the 2016 Nobel Prize in the category of medicine or physiology was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi “for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy,” a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components. In describing...
3-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT

@GUMedCenter Medical Experts Available During #OlympicGames

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5-Aug-2016 9:05 PM EDT

#Zika Has Arrived, But is the U.S. Ready?

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29-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT

Georgetown Professor: FDA Deeming Rule has “Good and Bad Aspects”

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5-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT

#Zika Virus: Subject Matter Experts

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27-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT

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