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Face the Facts: The benefit of continued support of stem cell research transcends partisan politics.

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Stem cell research is a volatile scientific topic in the US, with supporters who are usually divided along political lines. Conservatives tend to view stem cell research – and particularly embryonic stem cell research – with disfavor. Thus, the new administration poses a threat to the continued support of research and innovation in this field, despite the abundance of breakthroughs already made that are on the cusp of providing lifesaving cures and therapies for millions of people.

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Georgetown Team Sets Off to Antarctica in Search of Traces of Ancient Life

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WASHINGTON (Nov. 21, 2016) — A quest to understand if and how life can endure in extreme cold— on Earth and, perhaps one day, on Mars — is sending a team of Georgetown University researchers to Antarctica to search for, and then sequence, ancient bacteria.Their mission marks the first time that sequencing will be conducted on the world’s seventh and southernmost continent, Antarctica.

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Georgetown Team Sets Off to Antarctica in Search of Traces of Ancient Life

WASHINGTON (Nov. 21, 2016) — A quest to understand if and how life can endure in extreme cold— on Earth and, perhaps one day, on Mars — is sending a team of Georgetown University researchers to Antarctica to search for, and then sequence, ancient bacteria.Their mission marks the first time that sequencing will be conducted on the world’s seventh and southernmost continent, Antarctica.

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Georgetown Team Sets Off to Antarctica in Search of Traces of Ancient Life

WASHINGTON (Nov. 21, 2016) — A quest to understand if and how life can endure in extreme cold— on Earth and, perhaps one day, on Mars — is sending a team of Georgetown University researchers to Antarctica to search for, and then sequence, ancient bacteria.Their mission marks the first time that sequencing will be conducted on the world’s seventh and southernmost continent, Antarctica.

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First Ever Real-Time Efficacy Study on Fertility App Launched

WASHINGTON (February 7, 2017) — In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) announced today the launch of a year-long study to measure the efficacy of a new app, Dot™, for avoiding unintended pregnancy as compared to efficacy rates of other family planning methods.

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Volunteers Needed to Evaluate Sesame Street’s Autism Initiative

WASHINGTON (Nov. 15, 2016) – Parents of children with autism under the age of six are invited to participate in a new study designed to evaluate “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children.” The initiative, developed by Sesame Workshop, is designed to reduce stigma and build understanding about autism spectrum disorder.

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Rare images of Ventura County history on display at

Camarillo, Calif., Jan. 20, 2017 — Ladies in feathered hats boarding the first train from Oxnard to Hueneme; a Model T Ford clattering through a beet field and the opening ceremony for the Conejo Grade are some of the images available in a newly-digitized collection at CSU Channel Islands’ John Spoor Broome Library.About 40 historic photos of Ventura County from the collection will be on display in the John Spoor Broome Library art gallery beginning Jan.

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CSU Trustees Appoint Judy K. Sakaki as President of Sonoma State University

​The California State University Board of Trustees has appointed Judy K. Sakaki, Ph.D., as president of Sonoma State University. Sakaki currently serves as vice president, Student Affairs, at the University of California, Office of the President. She succeeds President Ruben Armiňana, who is retiring in June and has served as president since 1992.

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Georgetown Clinical Trial Testing Nilotinib in Alzheimer’s Disease Begins

WASHINGTON (January 24, 2017) – A clinical trial to examine the effect of nilotinib on clinical outcomes and biomarkers in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease has opened at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC).The clinical trial is a phase II, randomized, double blinded, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the impact of low doses of the cancer drug nilotinib (Tasigna®).







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