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Study in Mice Suggests How Anesthesia May Fight Lung Infections

In experiments in mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere have added to evidence that certain so-called “volatile” anesthetics — commonly used during surgeries — may also possess powerful effects on the immune system that can combat...
1-Sep-2015 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer in Active Surveillance Program Not Likely to Succumb to the Disease, Study Shows

Men with relatively unaggressive prostate tumors and whose disease is carefully monitored by urologists are unlikely to develop metastatic prostate cancer or die of their cancers, according to results of a study by researchers at the Brady...
31-Aug-2015 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research in Mice Shows Potential Value of Common Antidepressant in Stroke Victims Too Sick for Immediate Rehab


Working with mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins have added to evidence that a commonly prescribed antidepressant called fluoxetine helps stroke victims improve movement and coordination, and possibly why.
31-Aug-2015 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Thwart Cancer Cells By Triggering ‘Virus Alert’

Working with human cancer cell lines and mice, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and elsewhere have found a way to trigger a type of immune system “virus alert” that may one day boost cancer patients’ response to...
25-Aug-2015 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Jammed Up Cellular Highways May Initiate Dementia and ALS


Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered some of the first steps in how a very common gene mutation causes the brain damage associated with both amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
24-Aug-2015 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Common ‘Heart Attack’ Blood Test May Predict Future Hypertension

Analysis of blood samples from more than 5,000 people suggests that a more sensitive version of a blood test long used to verify heart muscle damage from heart attacks could also identify people on their way to developing hypertension well before...
26-Aug-2015 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

First-Ever Comprehensive Study of Genetic Risks for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in African-Americans

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, along with colleagues at Emory University and Cedars-Sinai, have published in the journal Gastroenterology the first major, in-depth analysis of genetic risk factors of inflammatory...
25-Aug-2015 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

MouthLab: Patients' Vital Signs Are Just a Breath Away

Engineers and physicians at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have developed a hand-held, battery-powered device that quickly picks up vital signs from a patient’s lips and fingertip.
24-Aug-2015 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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