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Mouse Studies Shed Light on How Protein Controls Heart Failure

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A new study on two specially bred strains of mice has illuminated how abnormal addition of the chemical phosphate to a specific heart muscle protein may sabotage the way the protein behaves in a cell, and may damage the way the heart pumps blood...
18-Oct-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Scientists Develop Experimental “Nano-Chemo” Particle to Treat Bladder Cancer

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Working with mice and rats, Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a way to successfully deliver nano-sized, platinum-based chemotherapy drugs to treat a form of bladder cancer called nonmuscle-invasive that is found in the lining of the organ and...
12-Oct-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mitochondrial DNA Could Predict Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death, Heart Disease

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Johns Hopkins researchers report that the level, or “copy number,” of mitochondrial DNA—genetic information stored not in a cell’s nucleus but in the body’s energy-creating mitochondria—is a novel and distinct biomarker that is able to...
11-Oct-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hispanic Children in Immigrant Families Exposed to Fewer Adverse Experiences Than Those in U.S.-Native Families, New Study Finds

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A new study of national survey information gathered on more than 12,000 Hispanic children from immigrant and U.S.-native families found that although they experience more poverty, those from immigrant families reported fewer exposures to such...
11-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Faculty to Speak at The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Meeting

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Faculty members speak at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Meeting in Boston.
6-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Surgeons Perform First Real-Time Image Guided Spine Surgery

Surgeons at The Johns Hopkins Hospital have for the first time used a real-time, image-guided robot to insert screws into a patient’s spine. With last week’s surgery, Johns Hopkins joins the growing number of hospitals in the United States that...
10-Oct-2017 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fruit Fly Muscles with a Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Mutation Don’t Relax Properly

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Using fruit flies, Johns Hopkins researchers have figured out why a particular inherited human heart condition that is almost always due to genetic mutations causes the heart to enlarge, thicken and fail. They found that one such mutation interferes...
9-Oct-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Firearm-Related Injuries Account for $2.8 Billion on Emergency Room and Inpatient Charges Each Year

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A new Johns Hopkins study of more than 704,000 people who arrived alive at a United States emergency room for treatment of a firearm-related injury between 2006 and 2014 finds decreasing incidence of such injury in some age groups, increasing trends...
28-Sep-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Expert Available on OTC Hearing Aid Legislation

10-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Johns Hopkins Researcher Available to Discuss Your Brain on the Arts

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7-Aug-2017 8:00 AM EDT

Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Discuss Protecting Endangered Species Using DNA Sequencing

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25-Jul-2017 8:00 AM EDT

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

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