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Trial Shows New Imaging System May Cut X-Ray Exposure for Liver Cancer Patients

Johns Hopkins researchers report that their test of an interventional X-ray guidance device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2013 has the potential to reduce the radiation exposure of patients undergoing intra-arterial therapy...
26-Nov-2014 2:55 PM EST

Johns Hopkins Scientists Link Gene to Tamoxifen-Resistant Breast Cancers

After mining the genetic records of thousands of breast cancer patients, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have identified a gene whose presence may explain why some breast cancers are resistant to tamoxifen, a widely used...
24-Nov-2014 5:00 PM EST

Researchers Tease Out Glitches in Immune System’s Self-Recognition

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Fast facts: • In order to distinguish self from other, the immune system processes proteins from inside and outside the body in different ways. • A new study revises understanding of how the process works and sheds light on autoimmune...
20-Nov-2014 10:25 AM EST

Obesity Fuels Silent Heart Damage

Using an ultrasensitive blood test to detect the presence of a protein that heralds heart muscle injury, researchers from Johns Hopkins and elsewhere have found that obese people without overt heart disease experience silent cardiac damage that...
20-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

Out of India

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Working at the edge of a coal mine in India, a team of Johns Hopkins researchers and colleagues have filled in a major gap in science’s understanding of the evolution of a group of animals that includes horses and rhinos. That group likely...
19-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Johns Hopkins Scientists Present Findings at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting

1) A Blood Pressure Hormone Implicated in Psychosis 2) Nutrient Deficiency Linked to Brain Wasting in Huntington’s Disease 3) Autistic Mice Become Social with Drug Treatment
14-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

Scientists Map Mouse Genome's 'Mission Control Centers'

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An international team reports on their cataloguing of the DNA regulatory regions throughout the mouse genome. Their results suggests why studies in mice cannot always be reproduced in humans. They also shed light on the function of DNA’s...
17-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST

Blood Vessel Receptor That Responds to Light May Be New Target for Vascular Disease Treatments

A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine has discovered a receptor on blood vessels that causes the vessel to relax in response to light, making it potentially useful in treating vascular diseases. In addition, researchers discovered a...
13-Nov-2014 3:30 PM EST

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