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Cells From Same Cell Bank Lots May Have Vast Genetic Variability

In a surprise finding, researchers working with breast cancer cells purchased at the same time from the same cell bank discovered that the cells responded differently to chemicals, even though the researchers had not detected any difference when...
21-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Majority of Physicians Have Favorite Patients, Study Finds

Physicians like the majority of their patients, but a majority like some more than others, a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.
20-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Menthol-Like Cigarettes Still Sold in Canada Despite Ban

Despite a recent ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Nova Scotia, cigarettes made with similar coloring and marketed as having the same taste are still being sold, new research from the Institute for Global...
20-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Gates Institute Announces ‘The Challenge Initiative’

The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is launching The Challenge Initiative (TCI), a global urban reproductive health program supported by a...
19-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Fracking Industry Wells Associated with Increased Risk of Asthma Attacks

People with asthma who live near bigger or larger numbers of active unconventional natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are 1.5 to four times likelier to have asthma attacks than those who live farther away, new Johns...
14-Jul-2016 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Prisoners Worldwide Bear Higher Burdens of HIV and Other Infections

Prisoners and detainees worldwide have higher burdens of HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis than the communities from which they come, and the regular cycling of infected people in and out of incarceration is worsening the epidemics both inside...
12-Jul-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Control Strategies Needed for Zika and Other Unexpected Mosquito-Borne Outbreaks

A recent spate of unexpected mosquito-borne disease outbreaks – most recently the Zika virus, which has swept through parts of the Americas – have highlighted the need to better understand the development and spread of little-known diseases and...
10-Jul-2016 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Male Circumcision, HIV Treatment Can Significantly Reduce New Infections in African Men

Increasing the number of men who undergo circumcision and increasing the rates at which women with HIV are given antiretroviral therapy (ART) were associated with significant declines in the number of new male HIV infections in rural Ugandan...
7-Jul-2016 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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