In The Know
Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center announced Monday that they have revealed how a well-known tumor suppressor gene may stop cancer cell growth. Their study focuses on breast cancer type 1 susceptibility protein (BRCA1).
This gene is found in the cells of breast and other tissue, where it helps repair damaged DNA or destroys cells if DNA cannot be repaired. "The gene is mutated in a majority of families with hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancers, says senior author Ronit I. Yarden, assistant professor of human science at the School of Nursing & Health Studies."
The study shows the possible role of BRCA1 enzymatic function and tumor suppression.
Authors of the study are Shabana Shabbeer, a post-doctoral fellow in Yarden’s lab at Georgetown, and Dorit Omer, a former graduate student in Yarden’s former lab at Sheba Medical Center in Israel.
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Please join Santa, your neighbors and friends on
Sunday, December 2nd from 10:00 am -12:00pm at the
Volta Park Playground
for a morning of holiday fun!
Santa will arrive from the North Pole
on Fire Engine Number 5 with treats for kids of all ages!
The Holy Trinity School Choir
will fill the air with Christmas carols!
Trim the Volta Park Christmas Tree and Playground
With ornaments made at the craft table!
Mr. Clauswill listen to all children’s Christmas gift requests
and will pose for photos!
Enjoy complimentary treats and refreshments!
Come join the Fun!
Santa is expected to arrive at 10:30. Pictures with Santa are $10
Brought to you by The Friends of Volta Park www.friendsofvoltapark.org
with generous support from Nancy Taylor Bubes.
The Georgetown Business Association (GBA) celebrated their newly elected 2013 officers at a board reception at The George Town Club Wednesday evening. New officers include: Riyad Said of Wells Fargo as president; Janine Schoonover of JSWGroup as vice president; Karen Ohri of Georgetown Floor Coverings as treasurer; and Molly Quigley of Clydes Group as secretary.
The stylish loft space provided the perfect setting to get creative ideas flowing as the GBA members discussed priorities for next year. Projects include: new parking pilot initiative; rezoning of Georgetown; local charities; connecting Book Hill with the waterfront for easy commuting; communication of member businesses special activities; and support to small businesses. Ed Solomon suggested yoga in the park during the warmer months.
The GBA Annual Reception & Holiday Party will be held December 12, 2012. Awards will be given out for outstanding business and community leaders. Brian Armstrong, general manager of The Georgetown Club, will be accepting the Business of the Year Award for the club's generosity in hosting meeting space for many local community organizations and non-profits.
Jon Higgins from Bank of Georgetown; Linda Greenan from Georgetown University; and Susan Calloway of Calloway Fine Art will be leaving the GBA Board in December 2012.