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Brain Response Study Upends Thinking About Why Practice Speeds Up Motor Reaction Times

Researchers in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins Medicine report that a computerized study of 36 healthy adult volunteers asked to repeat the same movement over and over became significantly faster when asked to...
16-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Johns Hopkins Experts Create Opioid Prescribing Guidelines For 20 Common Surgical Procedures

A Johns Hopkins expert panel of health care providers and patients have announced what is, to their knowledge, the nation’s first set of operation-specific opioid prescribing guidelines. The guidelines are based on the premise that opioid...
14-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Surprise Finding: For Very Sick Elderly, Lighter Sedation Won’t Drop Risk of Postoperative Delirium, Study Suggests

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say a study designed to see if reducing the amount of anesthesia reduces the risk of postoperative delirium in older patients surprisingly found that lighter sedation failed to do so in severely ill people...
13-Aug-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Research Tip: Caregivers Lack Medications, Knowledge to Manage Baltimore Children's Asthma

In a new study, Johns Hopkins researchers found that fewer than half of interviewed caregivers for Baltimore preschool children with asthma were prepared to administer medication for routine management or emergency response to a child's chronic...
8-Aug-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Researchers Using Big Data to Predict Immunotherapy Responses

In the age of Big Data, cancer researchers are discovering new ways to monitor the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatments.
8-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers Uncover Potential New Drug Targets in the Fight Against HIV

Johns Hopkins scientists report they have identified two potential new drug targets for the treatment of HIV. The finding is from results of a small, preliminary study of 19 people infected with both HIV—the virus that causes AIDS—and the...
7-Aug-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Severe Preeclampsia Heart Imaging Study Reveals Roots of Cardiac Damage in Pregnant Women

Johns Hopkins researchers say a heart imaging study of scores of pregnant women with the most severe and dangerous form of a blood pressure disorder has added to evidence that the condition — known as preeclampsia — mainly damages the heart’s...
6-Aug-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


pH Imbalance in Brain Cells May Contribute to Alzheimer’s Disease

Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they have found new evidence in lab-grown mouse brain cells, called astrocytes, that one root of Alzheimer’s disease may be a simple imbalance in acid-alkaline—or pH—chemistry inside endosomes, the...
2-Aug-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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