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Georgetown Global Health Center Issues Pandemic Preparedness Report and COVID-19 Lessons

In a new report commissioned by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), Georgetown global health experts say the success of any effort to redress pandemic preparedness failures demonstrated by COVID-19 requires a re-centering of governance...
14-Sep-2020 8:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Suggests Unconscious Learning Underlies Belief in God

Individuals who can unconsciously predict complex patterns, an ability called implicit pattern learning, are likely to hold stronger beliefs that there is a god who creates patterns of events in the universe, according to neuroscientists at...
8-Sep-2020 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Children Use Both Brain Hemispheres to Understand Language, Unlike Adults

Infants and young children have brains with a superpower, of sorts, say Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientists. Whereas adults process most discrete neural tasks in specific areas in one or the other of their brain’s two hemispheres,...
8-Sep-2020 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Misconceptions About Weather and Seasonality Impact COVID-19 Response

Misconceptions about the way climate and weather impact exposure and transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, create false confidence and have adversely shaped risk perceptions, say a team of Georgetown University researchers.
26-Aug-2020 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 Symptom Tracker Ensures Privacy During Isolation

An online COVID-19 symptom tracking tool developed by researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center ensures a person’s confidentiality while being able to actively monitor their symptoms. The tool is not proprietary and can be used by...
13-Aug-2020 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Gulf War Illness and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Distinct Illnesses, Georgetown Study Suggests

A brain imaging study of veterans with Gulf War illness (GWI) and patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (sometimes called myalgic encephalomyelitis), has shown that the two illnesses produce distinctly different, abnormal patterns of brain...
6-Aug-2020 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Early-life Education Improves Memory in Old Age – Especially for Women

Education appears to protect older adults, especially women, against memory loss, according to a study by investigators at Georgetown University Medical Center, published in the journal Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition.
4-Jun-2020 8:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Georgetown Report Highlights Health Disparities and Calls for Racial Equity in the District of Columbia

Approximately three quarters of the deaths associated with COVID-19 in the nation’s capital have been among the African American community. A new Georgetown University report illuminates entrenched health and socioeconomic disparities that explain...
2-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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