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2010-11-04 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, named for the legendary National Football League coach Vincent T. Lombardi. In honor of this milestone, Vincent T.

2010-10-21 00:47:52

A common virus that can cause coughing and mild diarrhea appears to have a major redemptive quality: the ability to kill cancer.

2010-10-07 13:29:05

People who have been blind from birth make use of the visual parts of their brain to refine their sensation of sound and touch.

2010-10-04 09:00:00

U.S. Rep. Holmes Norton and D.C. Councilwomen Cheh, Alexander and Bowser to honor the 'Capital Breast Care Center' and its commitment to the D.C. community WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-D.C.) and D.C.

2010-09-02 12:29:29

Bold and coordinated leadership at the federal level is essential to create secure, long-term, sustainable biomedical research funding policies based on strategic priorities, say the authors of a commentary about America's fledgling biomedical research framework published in this week's The Journal of the American Medical Association.

2010-07-14 10:45:00

Center to be named Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical & Translational Science WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In support of a critical partnership between Georgetown University Medical Center and Howard University, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $38 million Clinical and Translational Sciences Award to aid the universities' effort to transform health care and preventive practices in communities through medical discoveries made in...

2010-06-30 14:40:20

Should we spend more money urging women to use mammography screening on a regular basis or should those dollars and effort be used for discovering and developing better early detection tests?

2010-06-24 04:18:34

About 40 million people in the U.S. today suffer from tinnitus, an irritating and sometimes debilitating auditory disorder in which a person "hears" sounds, such as ringing, that don't actually exist.

2010-06-22 11:46:00

Panel discussion with Georgetown experts to address biotechnology, science, policy and ethical issues WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier this week, the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration outlined a "path" to accelerate and help ensure the safety of personalized medicine -- treatments tailored to match a person's genetic make-up.

2010-06-16 21:47:01

It's long been known that alcohol use in pregnancy can lead to children with mental retardation and birth defects, but researchers who study fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) have not made definitive progress on preventing the disorder, detecting it early, or effectively treating it.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.