Press Releases

  • Agent Clears Toxic Proteins, Reduces Inflammation and Improves Cognition in Neurodegeneration Models
    July 16, 2017

    Researchers have found cell receptors abnormally overexpressed in post-mortem brains of those with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and that they can be inhibited in animal models to clear toxic protein buildup, reduce brain inflammation, and improve cognitive performance.

  • Georgetown University School of Medicine Celebrates 40th Anniversary of GEMS
    July 12, 2017

    Georgetown University School of Medicine is marking four decades of its Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies (GEMS), a one-year, non-degree, post-baccalaureate program for disadvantaged students interested in pursuing a career in medicine, with the 40th Anniversary GEMS Gala, Thursday, July 20 at the Fairmont Hotel.

  • Subtle Molecular Changes Along the Upper Digestive Tract Could Guide Cancer Therapy
    June 30, 2017

    Based on a new molecular study of tissues biopsied from various parts of the upper digestive tract, researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified significant, if subtle, differences in gene mutations and other factors that could help in developing more tailored treatment options for cancer patients.

  • Ebola Virus - Subject Matter Experts
    June 30, 2017

    Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) professors offer expertise for journalists seeking interviews in a variety of subjects related to Ebola. Topics include infectious disease control and treatment, vaccine development, clinical trials, ethics of human subjects in clinical studies, global public health, the role of governmental and non-governmental organizations, and advantages and limits of health laws.

  • Zika Virus - Subject Matter Experts
    June 30, 2017

    Zika virus information continues to flow from various countries’ health ministries and other sources. Georgetown University professors are paying special attention to this global health threat and are available to provide context and expert comment.

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    Global Health Expert Mark Dybul to Lead New Center at Georgetown
    June 28, 2017

    Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) has named Mark Dybul, MD, as the inaugural faculty director of its new Center for Global Health and Quality.

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    Protein Associated with Parkinson’s Disease Linked to Human Upper GI Tract Infections
    June 27, 2017

    Acute and chronic infections in a person’s upper gastrointestinal tract appear to be linked to Parkinson’s disease, say scientists at Georgetown University Medical Center and their collaborators at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.

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    Georgetown Global Health Expert to Testify on U.S. Support of the World Health Organization
    June 19, 2017

    Rebecca Katz, PhD, MPH, co-director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center, will testify before a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations examining the role of U.S. support for the World Health Organization.

  • Animal Study Finds High-Fat Diet in Pregnancy Increases Breast Cancer Risk Over Generations
    June 19, 2017

    Feeding pregnant female mice a diet high in fat derived from common corn oil resulted in genetic changes that substantially increased breast cancer susceptibility in three generations of female offspring, reports a team of researchers led by scientists at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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    Female and Male Mice Suffer, Recover from TBI Differently
    May 26, 2017

    Male mice have much greater brain distress in the week following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) than female mice, including skyrocketing inflammation and nerve cell death, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center.