Infant Cognition Research Includes Program for Incarcerated Terms
October 23, 2013
Georgetown psychology professor Rachel Barr, who researches learning and memory in infants, helped create a program – using the Sesame Street's Baby Elmo – that improves bonds between incarcerated teen fathers and their children.
Vegetable-Derived Compound May Protect Against Radiation
October 22, 2013
A recent Georgetown study finds that a compound formed after cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage are consumed protects rats and mice from lethal doses of radiation.
Current Evidence Enough to Use Probiotics to Protect Premature Babies
August 12, 2013
A recent study led by a Georgetown doctor suggests that probiotics should be considered standard care for protecting premature infants from a severe gastrointestinal disease.
Vaccines Georgetown Doctor Worked on Cut HPV Infections in Half
July 12, 2013
A recent study in the Journal of Infectious Diseases shows that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines that Georgetown's Dr. Richard Schlegel helped develop has reduced infection numbers among teenage girls nationwide.
Baby Boomer Retirees Will Help Create 55 Million Jobs by 2020
June 28, 2013
A new study from the Center on Education and the Workforce indicates that the retirement of the baby boomer generation will open up some 31 million jobs plus 24 million new jobs by 2020.
Consumers Think Sweatshops OK If 'Shoes Are Cute,' Research Reveals
June 28, 2013
A new study by a Georgetown business professor finds that people are likely to ignore the fact a product was made at a sweatshop if they really want it.
Poll: Large Majority of Americans Support Climate Change Action
June 25, 2013
A new poll from the Georgetown Climate Center indicates that nearly all Americans, regardless of political beliefs, support efforts to combat climate change.
Brain Regions for Empathy Less Active in Youths with Psychopathic Traits
June 20, 2013
Psychology professor Abigail Marsh finds that young people with psychopathic traits have less activity in regions of the brain associated with empathy.
Georgetown Researchers Discover Two Forms of Gulf War Illness
June 14, 2013
A new study by Georgetown researchers suggests there are two distinct forms of Gulf War Illness.
Genetic Component of Tanning Bed Addiction to Be Explored
June 6, 2013
A study to be led by a Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center oncology professor will explore whether tanning bed addiction has genetic determinants.