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February 06, 2011

Smoking marijuana has been linked with an increased risk of mental illness, and now researchers, including Michael Compton, M.D., professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, say that when marijuana smokers do become mentally ill, the disease star

February 03, 2011

WASHINGTON - The GW Cancer Institute is partnering with Yes! Organic Market to raise awareness about healthy living and cancer prevention.  The partnership’s kick-off event, a health fair at Yes! Organic Market’s Fairlawn location, will take place on Feb. 4, World Cancer Day. 

February 02, 2011

An unexpected immune protein exacerbates cancer due to sun exposure, report researchers in the January 27th issue of Nature. The study suggests that drugs blocking the protein might halt tumor growth in skin cancer patients.

February 02, 2011

A recent study has identified a link between online life and depression.

February 01, 2011

The George Washington University Medical Center’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology welcomes the Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Aaron J. Ciechanover, M.D., Ph.D., for The Nobel Laureate Distinguished Lecture Series on Feb. 10.

January 30, 2011

The George Washington University, Sabin Vaccine Institute, the Autonomous University of Yucatan, and the Carlos Slim Health Institute are launching a major effort to develop a new generation of vaccines to combat various neglected diseases in Latin America.

January 27, 2011

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National (CTSI-CN), a partnership of Children’s National Medical Center and The George Washington University, has awarded more than $1 million in grants for 15 Pilot Studies projects, four Novel Clinical and Translational Methodologies projects, and two Mentored Career Development programs.

January 24, 2011

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2011 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will announce the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) at an event held at GW.