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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

Nilotinib Appears Safe and Affects Biomarkers In Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trial

A Georgetown University Medical Center clinical trial investigating the cancer drug nilotinib in people with Alzheimer’s disease finds that it is safe and well-tolerated, and researchers say the drug should be tested in a larger study to further...
27-May-2020 9:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dearth of Medical Resources in Africa for COVID-19 Reminiscent of Early HIV/AIDS Pandemic

Global health scholars have issued a clarion call about the needless loss of life expected because of a foreseeable prospect of “slow and inadequate access to supplies” to control COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa. They say what is unfolding now is...
7-May-2020 6:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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From Immunity Passports to Vaccination Certificates for COVID-19: Scientific, Equitable and Legal Challenges

As governments from countries including the U.S., Germany, Italy and the U.K., explore the possibility of issuing so-called “immunity passports,” a leading global health and legal scholar warns that such action poses significant practical,...
4-May-2020 6:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Understanding the Link Between Nicotine Use and Misuse of “Benzos”

Misuse of prescription benzodiazepines (such as alprazolam or Xanax, and diazepam or Valium) has been linked to nicotine use. Evidence of how nicotine “sets up” a craving for benzodiazepines — often called “benzos” — in animal laboratory...
26-Feb-2020 8:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Majority of Veterans with GWI report moderate/severe fatigue, sleep, and pain symptoms

An online survey of nearly 500 veterans with Gulf War illness (GWI) suggests a high burden of disease almost three decades after the conflict.
5-Feb-2020 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Gut Bacteria May be One Culprit for Increase of Colorectal Cancer in Younger People

A bacteria typically linked to periodontal disease, Fusobacterium nucleatum (F. nuc), could play an important role in the rising incidence of colorectal cancer in people under the age of 45. Another type of bacteria, Moraxella osloensis, has been...
20-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST 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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