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Johns Hopkins Brings Therapy Dogs into ICU

In an editorial that draws on results of previously published studies and experiences in their medical intensive care unit (ICU), a team of Johns Hopkins Medicine professionals say that bringing specially trained dogs into ICUs can safely and...
12-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Biomarker Predicts Success of Afib Treatment

Johns Hopkins researchers report successful use of heart imaging to predict the benefit or futility of catheter ablation, an increasingly popular way to treat atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder.
12-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Lights, Camera, Action! New Endomicroscopic Probes Visualize Living Animal Cell Activity

Johns Hopkins researchers report they have developed two new endoscopic probes that significantly sharpen the technology’s imaging resolution and permit direct observation of fine tissue structures and cell activity in small organs in sheep, rats...
8-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Alternatives to Whole Liver Transplants for Children Have Become Safer, Study Finds

In a new Johns Hopkins study of patient and graft survival trends for pediatric liver transplant recipients between 2002 and 2015, researchers found that outcomes for alternatives to whole liver transplantation (WLT), such as splitting a liver for...
7-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Mouse Study Adds to Evidence Linking Gut Bacteria and Obesity

A new Johns Hopkins study of mice with the rodent equivalent of metabolic syndrome has added to evidence that the intestinal microbiome — a “garden” of bacterial, viral and fungal genes — plays a substantial role in the development of...
6-Feb-2018 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites


New Research Suggests Your Immune System Can Protect Against MRSA Infections

After years of investigation, researchers at Johns Hopkins, the University of California, Davis, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have discovered how the immune system might protect a person from recurrent bacterial skin...
5-Feb-2018 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites


Parental Enrollment in Medicaid Yields Increase in Preventive Health Care for Children

Enrolling in Medicaid may have health benefits not only for low-income parents but also for their children, according to a Johns Hopkins analysis of over 50,000 parent-child pairs.
5-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Bacteria Play Critical Role In Driving Colon Cancers

Patients with an inherited form of colon cancer harbor two bacterial species that collaborate to encourage development of the disease, and the same species have been found in people who develop a sporadic form of colon cancer, a study led by a Johns...
1-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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