Aging Population Faces Nursing Home Costs Rising Faster Than General Inflation
June 20, 2019
A team of health policy researchers, including two from Georgetown, reports on one of the largest studies of out-of-pocket costs for nursing home care and finds that prices are rising faster than other medical care and consumer prices.
New Book Examines Relationship Between R&B Culture, Black Aspirations
June 18, 2019
A new book by Robert Patterson (C’02), chair of the Department of African American Studies, examines how post-Civil Rights era rhythm and blues culture articulates competing and conflicting political, social, familial and economic desires within African American communities.
Indoor Tanning Addiction May be Fueled by Psychiatric, Genetic Factors
June 11, 2019
A new Georgetown study states that elevated symptoms of depression, along with modifications in a gene responsible for dopamine activity, appear to influence an addiction to indoor tanning in young, non-Hispanic white women.
Mammal Viruses Harmful to Humans Nearly 98% Lower Than Previous Estimates
June 10, 2019
New research published today in Nature Ecology & Evolution estimates that there are only 10,000 to 12,000 viruses in mammals that are potentially harmful to humans, compared to previous estimates of 500,000 to 700,000.
Researchers Find Labels of U.S. Probiotic Products Lacking
June 4, 2019
When it comes to buying probiotics, many product labels do not give consumers enough information to make an informed decision, according to a research team led by Georgetown University Medical Center.
Faulty Facial Recognition Systems Subject of Georgetown Law Grad's Research
June 4, 2019
Clare Garvie (L'15), who has testified on the subject of police facial recognition before the House Oversight Committee, conducts research with Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy & Technology.
$10M Gift Strengthens Georgetown’s Commitment to Access and Affordability
May 30, 2019
The Penner Family Foundation, led by Carrie Walton Penner (C’92) and Gregory Boyd Penner (SFS’92), makes a $10 million gift to enhance Georgetown’s ongoing commitment to educational access and affordability.
Understanding Why Those at Risk for Huntington’s Disease Reject Gene Test
May 28, 2019
A new study cites lack of a cure or treatment as some of the reasons as many as 90 percent of adults who have a parent with Huntington’s disease choose not to take a gene test to see if they've inherited the deadly disease.
Global Anthrax Risk Areas Include More Than 60 Million People
May 13, 2019
The first global survey of anthrax risk to humans and livestock, published today in Nature Microbiology, estimates that approximately 63 million livestock keepers live within regions vulnerable to the spore-forming bacterial disease.
Med Student Uses Research Requirement to Investigate Hypertension in Zimbabwe
May 10, 2019
Nigel Gwini (M'19), who will be an internal medicine resident at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, researches ways to implement better hypertension management guidelines and practices in his native Zimbabwe.