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2012-01-03 22:05:58

New research reveals a right-hemispheric bias in bats when it comes to tackling navigation and a left-hemispheric advantage for communication Imagine listening to music while carrying on a conversation with friends. This type of multi-tasking is fairly easy to do, right? That's because our brains efficiently and effectively separate the auditory signals — music to the right side; conversation to the left. But what researchers have not been able to do in humans or animals is to see a...

2011-12-19 16:08:08

Although the study was done in rats, scientists suggest the findings could help explain why many users of the therapy report health benefits Acupuncture significantly reduces levels of a protein in rats linked to chronic stress, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) have found. They say their animal study may help explain the sense of well-being that many people receive from this ancient Chinese therapy. Published online in December in Experimental Biology and...

2011-12-19 13:07:13

In a major step that could revolutionize biomedical research, scientists have discovered a way to keep normal cells as well as tumor cells taken from an individual cancer patient alive in the laboratory – which previously had not been possible. Normal cells usually die in the lab after dividing only a few times, and many common cancers will not grow, unaltered, outside of the body. This new technique, described today online in the American Journal of Pathology, could be the critical...

2011-12-15 16:21:46

Millions of Americans suffer from wounds that don't heal, and while most are typically associated with diabetes, new research has identified another possible underlying cause — autoimmune diseases. The finding, published online Dec. 14th in the International Wound Journal, represents an unappreciated link that could lead to important new insights in wound healing, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center. (Data from this study were presented at the 2011 annual meeting of...

2011-11-14 23:45:22

Georgetown neuroscientists say once a word is known, sounding it out is not necessary Skilled readers can recognize words at lightning fast speed when they read because the word has been placed in a visual dictionary of sorts, say Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) neuroscientists. The visual dictionary idea rebuts the theory that our brain "sounds out" words each time we see them. This finding, reported at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Neuroscience 2011,...

2011-11-14 23:24:26

Georgetown researchers say therapy may work best in patients with early disease when amyloid burden is lower Patients with Alzheimer's disease who are in the early stages of their illness will likely benefit most from vaccine therapies now being tested in a number of human clinical trials, say researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC). Their study, presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Neuroscience 2011, is the first to show that mice with a...

2011-11-14 15:22:49

Georgetown researchers use fMRI to correlate exercise with memory performance changes in the brain Areas of the brain responsible for pain processing and cognitive performance changed in fibromyalgia patients who exercised following a medication holiday, say researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center. They say the changes indicate brain functioning is more streamlined after an exercise intervention because less of the brain´s resources is devoted to processing bothersome...

2011-11-07 10:29:25

Millions of Americans suffer from wounds that don't heal, and while most are typically associated with diabetes, new research has identified another possible underlying cause — autoimmune diseases. The finding represents an unappreciated link that could lead to important new insights in wound healing, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center. The research will be presented during a poster session on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at the annual meeting of the American College...

2011-09-20 13:43:08

A simple-to-use, fertility-awareness based method of family planning developed by researchers from the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University Medical Center so effectively meets the needs of users that they continue to rely on it for years. A new study finds that women who follow the Standard Days Method®, are likely to continue using the method and to use it effectively. Results of the large, multi-country study of 1659 women appear in the October 2011 issue of the...


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