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Cells Engineered from Muscular Dystrophy Patients Offer Clues to Variations in Symptoms

Johns Hopkins researchers report they have inadvertently found a way to make human muscle cells bearing genetic mutations from people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
24-May-2016 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mouse Study: Triple-Therapy Cocktail Shrinks Triple-Negative Breast Tumors

In a new study using mice and lab-grown human cells, a scientific team led by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers show how a triple-drug cocktail can shrink triple-negative breast cancers by killing off cancer cells and halting new tumor...
19-May-2016 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lab Cell Study Shows That HOXA5 Protein Acts as Tumor Suppressor in Breast Cancer


Many breast cancers are marked by a lack of HOXA5 protein, a gene product known to control cell differentiation and death, and lower levels of the protein correspond to poorer outcomes for patients. Now, results of a new study by Johns Hopkins...
19-May-2016 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fruit Fly Brains Shed Light on Why We Get Tired When We Stay Up Too Late


Studying fruit flies, whose sleep is remarkably similar to that in people, Johns Hopkins researchers say they’ve identified brain cells that are responsible for why delaying bedtime creates chronic sleepiness.
17-May-2016 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Novel Lab Test May Advance Diagnosis of Rare but Dangerous Pregnancy Condition

A laboratory blood test developed at Johns Hopkins for the diagnosis of a rare genetic red blood cell disorder also shows promise in identifying HELLP syndrome, a life-threatening high blood pressure condition affecting 1 percent of all pregnant...
18-May-2016 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Public Reporting Measures Fail to Describe the True Safety of Hospitals

Common measures used by government agencies and public rankings to rate the safety of hospitals do not accurately capture the quality of care provided, new research from the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality suggests.
10-May-2016 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness


In a study prompted in part by suggestions from people with mental illness, Johns Hopkins researchers found that a history of Candida yeast infections was more common in a group of men with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder than in those without...
3-May-2016 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Search for Better Bone Replacement: 3-D Printed Bone with Just the Right Mix of Ingredients


To make a good framework for filling in missing bone, mix at least 30 percent pulverized natural bone with some special man-made plastic and create the needed shape with a 3-D printer. That’s the recipe for success reported recently by researchers...
4-May-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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