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Brain and Spine Surgery No More Risky When Physicians-in-Training Participate

An analysis of the results of more than 16,000 brain and spine surgeries suggests patients have nothing to fear from having residents — physicians-in-training — assist in those operations. The contributions of residents, who work under the...
29-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

DNA Shed from Head and Neck Tumors Detected in Blood and Saliva

On the hunt for better cancer screening tests, Johns Hopkins scientists led a proof of principle study that successfully identified tumor DNA shed into the blood and saliva of 93 patients with head and neck cancer. A report on the findings is...
24-Jun-2015 5:50 PM EDT

Study Identifies Multiple Genetic Changes Linked to Increased Pancreatic Cancer Risk

In a genome-wide association study believed to be the largest of its kind, Johns Hopkins researchers have uncovered four regions in the human genome where changes may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.
24-Jun-2015 5:40 PM EDT

Johns Hopkins Scientists Restore Normal Function in Heart Muscle Cells of Diabetic Rats

Working with heart muscle cells from diabetic rats, scientists at Johns Hopkins have located what they say is the epicenter of mischief wreaked by too much blood sugar and used a sugar-gobbling enzyme to restore normal function in the...
24-Jun-2015 5:30 PM EDT

Nanoparticle ‘Wrapper’ Delivers Chemical That Stops Fatty Buildup in Rodent Arteries

In what may be a major leap forward in the quest for new treatments of the most common form of cardiovascular disease, scientists at Johns Hopkins report they have found a way to halt and reverse the progression of atherosclerosis in rodents by...
24-Jun-2015 5:15 PM EDT

Geography Is Destiny in Deaths from Kidney Failure, Study Shows

The notion that geography often shapes economic and political destiny has long informed the work of economists and political scholars. Now a study led by medical scientists at Johns Hopkins reveals how geography also appears to affect the very...
23-Jun-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Medical Marijuana ‘Edibles’ Mostly Mislabeled, Study Shows

In a proof-of-concept study, a team led by a Johns Hopkins researcher reports that the vast majority of edible cannabis products sold in a small sample of medical marijuana dispensaries carried labels that overstated or understated the amount of...
22-Jun-2015 6:00 AM EDT

‘Smarter’ Ordering of Breast Biomarker Tests Could Save Millions in Health Care Dollars

A review of medical records for almost 200 patients with breast cancer suggests that more selective use of biomarker testing for such patients has the potential to save millions of dollars in health care spending without compromising care.
23-Jun-2015 7:00 AM EDT

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