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The Brain Uses Backward Instant Replays to Remember Important Travel Routes


Neuroscientists believe they have figured out how rats solve certain navigational problems. If there’s a “reward” at the end of the trip, specialized neurons in the hippocampus of the brain “replay” the route taken to get it, but backward....
19-Aug-2016 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Scientists Track Metabolic Pathways to Find Drug Combination for Pancreatic Cancer

Cancer researchers have long observed the value of treating patients with combinations of anti-cancer drugs that work better than single drug treatments. Now, in a new study using laboratory-grown cells and mice, Johns Hopkins scientists report that...
24-Aug-2016 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Opens First-Known Multidisciplinary Zika Virus Center in the World


As the number of patients with Zika virus grows worldwide, Johns Hopkins Medicine announces the opening of the new Johns Hopkins Wilmer Zika Center dedicated primarily to caring for patients with the mosquito-borne and sexually transmitted virus....
24-Aug-2016 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Severe Obesity Revealed as a Stand-Alone High-Risk Factor for Heart Failure


A study by Johns Hopkins researchers of more than 13,000 people has found that even after accounting for such risk factors as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, so-called morbid obesity appears to stand alone as a standout risk for...
22-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Twenty-Five Little Bones Tell a Puzzling Story About Early Primate Evolution


A cache of exquisitely preserved bones, found in a coal mine in the state of Gujarat, India, appear to be the most primitive primate bones yet discovered, according to a new analysis.
15-Aug-2016 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds 1 in 3 Former ICU Patients Shows Symptoms of Depression


A so-called meta-analysis of reports on more than 4,000 patients suggests that almost one in three people discharged from hospital intensive care units (ICUs) has clinically important and persistent symptoms of depression, according to researchers...
15-Aug-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Blood Pressure Diet Improves Gout Blood Marker


A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and reduced in fats and saturated fats (the DASH diet), designed decades ago to reduce high blood pressure, also appears to significantly lower uric acid, the causative agent of gout. Further, the...
11-Aug-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Disease Gene Linked to Telomerase Abnormalities in Some Cases of Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema


Johns Hopkins researchers say they have identified a new disease gene that, when mutated, appears to increase the risk in a small number of people of developing emphysema and a lung-scarring condition known as pulmonary fibrosis.
9-Aug-2016 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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