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Small Survey: Most Primary Care Physicians Can't Identify All Risk Factors for Prediabetes

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Johns Hopkins researchers who distributed a survey at a retreat and medical update for primary care physicians (PCPs) report that the vast majority of the 140 doctors who responded could not identify all 11 risk factors that experts say qualify...
20-Jul-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Quantifying Effectiveness of Treatment for Irregular Heartbeat

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In a small proof-of-concept study, researchers at Johns Hopkins report a complex mathematical method to measure electrical communications within the heart can successfully predict the effectiveness of catheter ablation, the standard of care...
17-Jul-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Immune System Found to Control Eye Tissue Renewal in Zebrafish

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report evidence that zebrafishes’ natural ability to regenerate their eyes’ retinal tissue can be accelerated by controlling the fishes’ immune systems. Because evolution likely conserved this mechanism of...
17-Jul-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Faster Diagnosis of Inherited and Lethal Nerve Disease Could Advance Search for New Treatments

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Johns Hopkins physicians report success in a small study of a modified skin biopsy that hastens the earlier diagnosis of an inherited and progressively fatal nerve disease and seems to offer a clearer view of the disorder’s severity and...
11-Jul-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Experimental "Enhancer" Drug May Boost Conventional Therapies for Deadly Pediatric Brain Cancers

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Laboratory studies suggest that an experimental drug already in early clinical trials for a variety of adult cancers might enhance radiation and chemotherapy for two childhood brain cancers that currently are virtually always fatal.
11-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

On-Site Ecstasy Pill-Testing Services May Reduce User Risks at Concerts and Raves

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Johns Hopkins scientists report that data collected over five years by volunteers who tested pills free of charge at music festivals and raves across the United States suggest that at least some recreational users of illegal drugs may choose not to...
10-Jul-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find Handwritten Opioid Prescriptions Are More Prone to Mistakes

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In a small study of opioid prescriptions filled at a Johns Hopkins Medicine outpatient pharmacy, researchers found that handwritten orders for the drugs contribute heavily to a trio of prescribing and processing errors in contrast to those created...
7-Jul-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Powerful New Technique Can Clone Thousands of Genes at Once

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Scientists at Johns Hopkins, Rutgers, the University of Trento in Italy, and Harvard Medical School report they have developed a new molecular technique called LASSO cloning, which can be used to isolate thousands of long DNA sequences at the same...
5-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Experts on Bioethics and Policy Available for Comment

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6-Feb-2017 11:45 AM EST

Johns Hopkins Medicine Orthopaedic Expert Available to Comment on Super Bowl & Football Injuries

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31-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST

Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Expert Available to Speak on Improving Sports Performance with Science, NFL Player Health Factors and the Super Bowl

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26-Jan-2017 3:00 PM EST

Johns Hopkins Expert Available to Speak on New Peanut Allergy Prevention Guidelines

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5-Jan-2017 8:00 AM EST

Keeping the Holidays Healthy

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The holidays are a time for family, fun and happiness. They are usually spent with the ones we love reflecting on the past year and feeling grateful. However, even with all the joy, the holidays can cause quite a large amount of stress. Whether it...
19-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST

@HopkinsMedicine Experts Available to Discuss Role of #Autophagy in Cocaine-Induced Cell Death

4-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT

.@Hopkinsmedicine #Autophagy Expert Available to Speak About Today's #Nobelprize.

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3-Oct-2016 11:10 AM EDT

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