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January 18, 2011 Press Release

GW Researchers collaborated to make an unanticipated discovery in mice that interferon-gamma, a type of protein primarily used by the immune system for intercellular communication, acts as a promoter for the deadly form of skin cancer known as melanoma.

January 10, 2011 Press Release

A Nobel Prize winner will soon be teaching and conducting life saving research at the George Washington University. Professor Ferid Murad, recipient of the Nobel Prize in medicine and world renowned pioneer in biochemistry, will join the faculty in April 2011.

January 10, 2011 Press Release

Richard L. Abbott, M.D. became the new president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology on January 1, 2011. Dr. Abbott received his medical doctorate in 1971 from The George Washington University School of Medicine.

January 10, 2011 Faculty in the Media

Jared Lee Loughner, who is accused of critically wounding a U.S. congresswoman, fits the profile of a mentally unstable youth.

January 09, 2011 Featured News

The concept once seemed futuristic: medical decision-making hinged on an individual’s genetic makeup rather than population statistics. But today, the hope of personalized medicine is being pursued at labs around the world, most drastically shaping the field of oncology.

January 08, 2011 Faculty in the Media

The shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has sparked an intense debate over whether incendiary political talk is a real danger or merely vivid political rhetoric.

January 06, 2011 Faculty in the Media

The World Health Organization will start vaccinating Haitians against cholera in April. Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor, Walter G.

December 26, 2010 Faculty in the Media

Amir Afkhami, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and assistant professor of Global Health in the School of Public Health and Health Services, authored an article on faith healing in Iraq.