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Research News

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    Researchers Report First Therapy Appearing to Reverse Decline in Parkinson's

    October 17, 2015

    An FDA-approved drug for leukemia improved cognition, motor skills and non-motor function in patients with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia in a small clinical trial, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC).

  • Georgetown President John J. DeGioia applauds President's Award recipients Christian Wolf and Derek Goldman onstage.

    Research and Teaching Honored at Fall Faculty Convocation

    October 15, 2015

    Members of the university community gather to recognize the teaching and scholarship of two distinguished professors representing the fields of performing arts and chemistry, as well as the research achievements of more than 45 faculty members during Fall Faculty Convocation.

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    More Hispanics in College, But Most Choose Lower-Paying Majors

    October 14, 2015

    New research by Georgetown's Center on Education and the Workforce shows that while more Hispanics are going to college, most of them are not majoring in subjects that will result in high-paying jobs.

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    Study: Monarch Butterflies May Not Be Declining in U.S., Canada

    October 7, 2015

    A large-scale analysis of Monarch butterflies in the United States and Canada found that despite popular belief, their populations are not declining during the summer months.

  • Irene Jillson

    Professor Earns Grant Award From State Department

    September 28, 2015

    A School of Nursing & Health Studies professor has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of State to support work in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tunisia on community-based epidemiology related to infectious diseases and responsible science in health technology development and diffusion.

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    NIH Grant to Ethics Institute Aimed at Helping Pregnant Women with HIV

    September 28, 2015

    A $3.6 million grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to Georgetown and three other universities will fund a project aimed at improving the health of one of the most vulnerable patient groups in the world – pregnant women with HIV.

  • Amartya Sen, James Heckman and Georgetown President John J. DeGioia sit on stage and discuss global human development.

    International Conference Looks at Gaps, Challenges in Human Development

    September 25, 2015

    A week before Pope Francis made his first visit to America, hundreds of philosophers, economists, social scientists and development practitioners from nearly 50 countries gathered at Georgetown to address how to enable the world’s most poor and vulnerable to live better lives.

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    Neuroscientists Find Brain Malady Responsible for Tinnitus, Pain

    September 23, 2015

    Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center and a university in Germany uncover the brain abnormalities for tinnitus and for chronic pain — the uncomfortable, sometimes agonizing sensations that persist long after an initial injury.

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    Massive Data Institute Awards New Grants

    September 21, 2015

    Delaying or refusing vaccinations and examining the financial effects of Alzheimer’s Disease before diagnosis are among the faculty projects receiving support from the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Massive Data Institute (MDI).

  • grapes and dark chocolate

    Compound in Chocolate, Grapes Impacts Alzheimer's Disease Biomarker

    September 14, 2015

    Georgetown researchers find that a biomarker that declines when Alzheimer's disease progresses was stabilized in people who took a purified form of a compound found in red grapes, raspberries, dark chocolate and some red wines.