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New Evidence: How Amino Acid Cysteine Combats Huntington’s Disease


Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report they have identified a biochemical pathway linking oxidative stress and the amino acid cysteine in Huntington’s disease.
26-Jul-2016 1:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mobile Health and Wellness Clinic Debuts in Pune for Clinical Research and Community-Based Care


The Maryland-based health care informatics company CTIS and its founders, Raj and Bharti Shah, have collaborated with the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education and Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College to equip and...
26-Jul-2016 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Many Skin Cancer Patients Still Too Likely to Sunburn

A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins concludes that a substantial number of people with a history of the most frequent kind of nonmelanoma skin cancers still get sunburned at the same rate as those without previous history, probably...
20-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Infections, Antibiotic Use Linked to Manic Episodes in People with Serious Mental Illness


In research using patient medical records, investigators from Johns Hopkins and Sheppard Pratt Health System report that people with serious mental disorders who were hospitalized for mania were more likely to be on antibiotics to treat active...
19-Jul-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Look-Back Study Suggests Some Major Scoliosis Surgeries Can Be Avoided

In a look-back study of medical records, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine concluded that a major operation to fuse the spines of children with a rare form of severe, early-onset scoliosis can be eliminated in many cases.
7-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Blood Test to Detect DNA Fragments Shed from Colon Cancers Accurately Predicts Disease's Recurrence

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and University of Melbourne report they have used a genetic test that spots bits of cancer-related DNA circulating in the blood to accurately predict the likelihood of the disease’s return in...
6-Jul-2016 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetically Engineered Mice Suggest New Model for How Alzheimer’s Disease Causes Dementia


Using a novel, newly developed mouse model that mimics the development of Alzheimer’s disease in humans, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have been able to determine that a one-two punch of major biological “insults” must occur in the brain...
30-Jun-2016 5:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dividing T Cells Inherit Uneven Enzyme Activity: A Potential Target for Improving Cancer Immunotherapy


When an immune T cell divides into two daughter cells, the activity of an enzyme called mTORC1, which controls protein production, splits unevenly between the progeny, producing two cells with different properties. Such "asymmetric division,"...
1-Jul-2016 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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