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Molecular Test for Common Causes of Vaginitis Receives FDA Approval

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Johns Hopkins researchers report that a molecular diagnostic test accurately distinguishes among the three most common causes of vaginitis, an inflammation of vaginal tissue they say accounts for millions of visits to medical clinics and offices in...
21-Jun-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A No-Brainer? Mouse Eyes Constrict to Light Without Direct Link to the Brain

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Experimenting with mice, neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report new evidence that the eye's iris in many lower mammals directly senses light and causes the pupil to constrict without involving the brain.
19-Jun-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds One in Five Hospitalized Adults Suffer Side Effects From Prescribed Antibiotics

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A study examining the impact of antibiotics prescribed for nearly 1500 adult patients admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital found that adverse side effects occurred in a fifth of them, and that nearly a fifth of those side effects occurred in...
14-Jun-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Better Outcome Measures Needed for Clinical Trials for Fragile X Syndrome

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A group of researchers from several institutions in the USA, including Johns Hopkins Medicine, reports that its review of 22 clinical trials of fragile X syndrome (FXS) suggests the need for a wider use of newer and improved treatment outcome...
12-Jun-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Flaws in a Tumor's Genetic Mending Kit Drive Treatment Response to Immunotherapy

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In an expanded, three-year clinical trial of 86 patients with colorectal and 11 other kinds of cancer that have so-called 'mismatch repair' genetic defects, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine and its Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer...
9-Jun-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

"Immunoswitch" Particles May Be Key to More-Effective Cancer Immunotherapy

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Scientists at Johns Hopkins have created a nanoparticle that carries two different antibodies capable of simultaneously switching off cancer cells' defensive properties while switching on a robust anticancer immune response in mice. Experiments with...
6-Jun-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tip Sheet: Immunotherapy Trial Results for Cancer Among Research Presentations by Johns Hopkins Scientists

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Combining two checkpoint inhibitors, drugs that remove inhibitory signals and restore the immune system’s ability to fight cancer, may be effective in shrinking melanoma tumors or preventing their growth in some patients who previously received...
1-Jun-2017 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins and Eisai Extend Drug Discovery Collaboration with New Licensing Agreement

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The Johns Hopkins University and Eisai Inc., the U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Tokyo, Japan-based Eisai Co., Ltd., announced today that they have extended their drug discovery collaboration through an exclusive licensing agreement.
31-May-2017 8:00 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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