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Nanoparticles Used to Breach Mucus Barrier in Lungs

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil have designed a DNA-loaded nanoparticle that can pass...
3-Aug-2015 12:45 PM EDT

Blood Test Predicts Prognosis for Traumatic Brain Injuries

A new blood test could help emergency room doctors quickly diagnose traumatic brain injury and determine its severity. The findings, published July 10 in the Journal of Neurotrauma, could help identify patients who might benefit from extra therapy...
30-Jul-2015 2:30 PM EDT

Proof-of-Concept Study Shows Successful Transport of Blood Samples with Small Drones

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In a proof-of-concept study at Johns Hopkins, researchers have shown that results of common and routine blood tests are not affected by up to 40 minutes of travel on hobby-sized drones.
28-Jul-2015 3:50 PM EDT

Small Study Affirms Accuracy of Free Mobile App That Screens for Liver Disease in Newborns

In a small study, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center report they have verified the ability of a free smartphone app to accurately read, interpret and record the color of a newborn’s poop as a possible early symptom of biliary...
28-Jul-2015 4:55 PM EDT

New Computer-Based Technology May Lead to Improvements in Facial Transplantation

Following several years of research and collaboration, physicians and engineers at Johns Hopkins and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center say they have developed a computer platform that provides rapid, real-time feedback before and during...
29-Jul-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Hospital Penalties Based on Total Number of Blood Clots May Be Unfairly Imposed, Study Shows

Johns Hopkins researchers say their review of 128 medical case histories suggests that financial penalties imposed on Maryland hospitals based solely on the total number of patients who suffer blood clots in the lung or leg fail to account for clots...
22-Jul-2015 11:00 AM EDT

One in Four Patients with Defibrillators Experiences Boost in Heart Function Over Time

A Johns Hopkins-led study of outcomes among 1,200 people with implanted defibrillators — devices intended to prevent sudden cardiac death from abnormal heart rhythms — shows that within a few years of implantation, one in four experienced...
27-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Cellphones Seen as Change Agents for Health Among Young, Poor, Urban Women in Need of Care

In a survey of a diverse group of almost 250 young, low-income, inner-city pregnant and postpartum women, Johns Hopkins researchers have learned that more than 90 percent use smartphones or regular cellphones to give and get information.
21-Jul-2015 1:50 PM EDT

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