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.
New Study Shows How Law Can Advance Global Health Rights
May 8, 2019
How law can be used to advance global health care rights is the subject of a study released by a recently created commission comprising Georgetown University Law Center’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and The Lancet journals.
Guggenheim Fellowships Go to Georgetown Philosophy, Law Professors
May 6, 2019
Georgetown philosophy professor Henry Richardson and law professor Brad Snyder are among a select group of academics, performers and creative artists to receive the prestigious 2019-2020 Guggenheim Fellowship.
Six Wrongful Murder Convictions Subject of Second Prison Reform Course
May 3, 2019
The Prison Reform Project course in which students last year helped free a wrongfully convicted man imprisoned for over 27 years recently presented another set of investigations that may one day lead to new exonerations.