Latest Georgetown University Medical Center Stories

2011-04-27 10:10:00

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrate like a royal! As Great Britain prepares to welcome a new member to its royal family, the Capital Breast Care Center's (CBCC) Young Professionals Advisory Council, will host "Prelude to a Royal Wedding" in celebration of the long-awaited union of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

2011-04-18 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents offered genetic testing to predict their risks of common, adult-onset health conditions say they would also test their children.

2011-04-06 15:43:59

Scientists say their study aims to understand exactly which toxic chemicals are produced within the body from smoking.

2011-04-05 21:18:16

Most women are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer - yet few develop the cancer.

2011-04-04 22:33:19

Stress from social isolation, combined with a high-fat diet, increases levels of a brain neurotransmitter – neuropeptide Y, or NPY – in mice that then promotes obesity, insulin resistance, and breast cancer risk.

2011-04-04 13:23:06

In mice models of breast cancer, researchers at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, a part of Georgetown University Medical Center, found that vitamin D significantly reduced development of estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer both in lean and obese mice, but had no beneficial effect in estrogen receptor-negative (ER-) cancer.

2011-03-25 11:23:24

Authors note a trend to exclude such interactions, but warn of possible harms in pharmaceutical marketing to medical students.

2011-02-24 14:28:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) today announced a new partnership to stimulate innovation in regulatory science, ethics, education, and training.

2011-02-10 13:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ariadne, a leader in bioinformatics software and knowledge integration, announces today that Georgetown University signed a site license for the use of Pathway Studio® software.

2011-01-12 16:26:10

Tinnitus appears to be produced by an unfortunate confluence of structural and functional changes in the brain, say neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC).

Word of the Day
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.