December 14, 2018
Georgetown medical ethicist Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, commended the World Health Organization for announcing that it will establish a global multi-disciplinary expert panel examining the various challenges associated with human gene editing, an action sparked by a Chinese scientist’s claim that he performed genetic editing on twin girls before birth.
December 11, 2018
The National Academy of Inventors has named Louis M. Weiner, MD, director of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, to its 2018 class of fellows.
December 7, 2018
The low unemployment rate in the U.S. is good news to many people, but perhaps not to residents of nursing homes. A recent Georgetown University Medical Center study found that quality of care in nursing homes improves during periods of recession and worsens when the economy is good.
November 26, 2018
GUMC medical ethicist Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, responds to media reports that a Chinese scientist says he performed the first known case of humans undergoing genetic editing before birth.
November 20, 2018
A comprehensive analysis published by a team of researchers including scientists from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center indicates that cigarette smoking among youth and young adults dramatically decreased between 2013 and 2017 just as e-cigarette use became more popular with these age groups.
November 14, 2018
A team of neurologists at Georgetown University Medical Center has identified a protein that can control the build up and breakdown of Lewy bodies, a defining feature of Parkinson’s disease and other similar forms of neurodegeneration.
November 12, 2018
Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health, will receive Georgetown University Medical Center’s (GUMC) highest honor, the Cura Personalis Award, at a ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
November 5, 2018
Adolescents with a particular variant of an opioid receptor gene have less response in a part of the prefrontal cortex that evaluates rewards, which may make them more vulnerable to substance abuse in later years, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center.
October 29, 2018
A Georgetown University-led study investigating a protein for its possible role in cancer has instead found it to be a powerful regulator of metabolism.
October 15, 2018
A research team led by investigators from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has published the results of a mouse study that shows how changes in mammary glands to accommodate breastfeeding use a molecular process believed to contribute to the survival of premalignant breast cells.