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HIV Drugs Provide Added Benefit of Protecting Against Hepatitis B Virus

In a study involving 2,400 men who have sex with men who were also enrolled in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study, researchers report that men with HIV who were treated effectively with HIV therapy — defined as no detectable HIV virus in the blood...
6-Oct-2015 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fruit Fly Pheromone Flags Great Real Estate for Starting a Family


In what they say was a lucky and unexpected finding, researchers at Johns Hopkins say they’ve discovered that male fruit flies lay down an odorant, or pheromone, that not only attracts females to lay eggs nearby, but also guides males and females...
12-Oct-2015 7:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lithium Safe, Effective for Children with Bipolar Disorder

A multicenter study of young patients with bipolar disorder provides what may be the most scientifically rigorous demonstration to date that lithium — a drug used successfully for decades to treat adults with the condition — can also be safe and...
9-Oct-2015 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lab-Grown 3-D Intestine Regenerates Gut Lining in Dogs

Working with gut stem cells from humans and mice, scientists from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and the University of Pittsburgh have successfully grown healthy intestine atop a 3-D scaffold made of a substance used in surgical sutures.
7-Oct-2015 5:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Commentary: Hospitals May Sicken Many by Withholding Food and Sleep

A Johns Hopkins surgeon and prominent patient safety researcher is calling on hospitals to reform emergency room, surgical and other medical protocols that sicken up to half of already seriously ill patients — in some cases severely — with...
6-Oct-2015 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Human Tumor 'Avatars' Reveal New Genetic Sources of Drug Response in Late-Stage Colorectal Cancer Therapy

Using pieces of human tumors grafted into mice, a team led by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers and their colleagues from the University of Torino has identified new mutations in six genes related to drug resistance and sensitivity in...
28-Sep-2015 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How the Retina Marches to the Beat of Its Own Drum


Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Washington report new research that sheds light on how the retina sets its own biological rhythm using a novel light-sensitive pigment, called neuropsin, found in nerve cells at the back of the eye.
29-Sep-2015 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Medicaid Study Uncovers Rise in Costly ER Visits Due to Possible Gaps in Postpartum Care

Citing an analysis of more than 26,000 Maryland Medicaid claims, Johns Hopkins researchers report evidence that poor women with recent complications during their pregnancies are using the emergency room (ER) at higher rates after delivery and may...
24-Sep-2015 5:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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