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New study finds climate change could spark the next pandemic

As the earth’s climate continues to warm, researchers predict wild animals will be forced to relocate their habitats – likely to regions with large human populations – dramatically increasing the risk of a viral jump to humans that could lead...
28-Apr-2022 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Trial Stopped Early: Giving Immunotherapy Before Targeted Rx Improves Survival in Advanced Melanoma

More people with advanced melanoma survive for two years or more when they receive a combination of two immunotherapy drugs given before a combination of two targeted therapies, if needed, compared to people who start treatment with targeted...
15-Nov-2021 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Vascular Defects Appear to Underlie the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease

In an unexpected discovery, Georgetown University Medical Center researchers have identified what appears to be a significant vascular defect in patients with moderately severe Parkinson’s disease. The finding could help explain an earlier outcome...
11-Nov-2021 1:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Survey of US Dentists Shows High Rate of Opioid Prescriptions Despite Knowledge of Effective Alternatives

A survey of dentists in the United States finds that an overwhelming majority of those who responded believe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-acetaminophen combinations are as effective or more effective in managing dental pain as...
19-Oct-2021 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Starting Mammography at Age 40 Would Reduce Disparities in Deaths for Black Women

If Black women begin mammography screening every other year starting at age 40, breast cancer deaths could be reduced by 57 percent compared to starting screening 10 years later — as is currently recommended by some organizations — according to...
18-Oct-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

For the First Time, Stroke Study Reveals Optimal Timing and Intensity for Arm and Hand Rehabilitation

A phase II, randomized clinical trial found that the optimal period for intensive rehabilitation of arm and hand use after a stroke should begin 60 to 90 days after the event. The study, conducted by Georgetown University and MedStar National...
16-Sep-2021 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Insights into how a stroke affects reading could help with rehabilitation

Georgetown University researchers, looking at the ability of people to sound out words after a stroke, found that knowing which region of the brain was impacted by the stroke could have important implications for helping target rehabilitation...
27-Aug-2021 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Statement from Jesse L. Goodman, MD, MPH, on FDA Approval of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Today, the US Food & Drug Administration approved the two-dose COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Jesse L. Goodman, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and infectious diseases at Georgetown University Medical Center and former FDA Chief Scientist...
23-Aug-2021 10:45 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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