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Aging Ungracefully: Stored Tissue Samples Might Offer Misleading Results for Common Lab Test Over Time

A method currently used by thousands of laboratories across the country to preserve tissue could render samples useless over time for a common test to assess gene activity, a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests. The findings, published...
15-Mar-2018 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Faulty Cellular Membrane “Mix” Linked To Parkinson’s Disease

Working with lab-grown human brain cells, Johns Hopkins researchers report they have uncovered a much sought-after connection between one of the most common genetic mutations in Parkinson’s disease and the formation of fatty plaques in the brain...
15-Mar-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Large Racial and Ethnic Disparity in World's Most Common STI

In a new Johns Hopkins study, researchers have added to evidence that Trichomonas vaginalis (TV), the world’s most common curable sexually transmitted infection (STI), disproportionately affects the black community.
12-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Research in India Finds Mobile Phone ‘Alerts’ Plus ‘Free Minutes’ Improve Childhood Immunization Rates

In a study conducted in rural India, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers working in collaboration with Bal Umang Drishya Sanstha (BUDS), a nonprofit Indian organization focused on child health, have found that mobile phone reminders linked with...
14-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


An Itch You Can’t Scratch: Researchers Find “Itch Receptors” in the Throats of Mice

Working with mice, Johns Hopkins researchers report they have found previously known skin itch receptors in the airways that appear to contribute to bronchoconstriction and airway hypersensitivity, hallmarks of asthma and other respiratory...
9-Mar-2018 8:15 AM EST Add to Favorites


A New Signaling Pathway Involving the Golgi Apparatus Identified in Cells With Huntington’s Disease

Working with cells grown in the lab, Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a biochemical pathway that allows a structure within cells, called the Golgi apparatus, to combat stress caused by free radicals and oxidants. The research team showed...
7-Mar-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Tip Sheet: Johns Hopkins Researchers Present at Annual CROI Meeting

Johns Hopkins experts present at CROI 2018.
1-Mar-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Study Advances Research in Pelvic Organ Prolapse Among Women

By measuring the sagging of the vaginal walls in more than a thousand volunteers for up to nine years annually, a team of Baltimore physicians reports the creation of a long-awaited baseline measure of the rate of progression of so-called pelvic...
6-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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