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Experimental Blood Test Spots Recurrent Breast Cancers and Monitors Response to Treatment

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center investigators report they have designed a blood test that accurately detects the presence of advanced breast cancer and also holds promise for precisely monitoring response to cancer treatment.
4/14/2014 3:50 PM EDT

Enzyme Revealed as Promising Target to Treat Asthma and Cancer

In experiments with mice, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists have identified an enzyme involved in the regulation of immune system T cells that could be a useful target in treating asthma and boosting the effects of certain cancer...
4/10/2014 2:10 PM EDT

Getting to the Root of Parkinson's Disease

Working with human neurons and fruit flies, researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified and then shut down a biological process that appears to trigger a particular form of Parkinson’s disease present in a large number of patients.
4/7/2014 1:15 PM EDT

Surprising Spike in Postoperative Cardiac Surgery Deaths May Be an Unintended Consequence of 30-Day Survival Measurements

Analyzing a national database of hospital inpatient records, a team of researchers reports an expected spike in mortality six days after cardiac surgery, but also a more surprising and potentially troubling jump in deaths at the 30-day mark.
4/9/2014 1:00 PM EDT

Johns Hopkins M.D./Ph.D. Student Wins U.S. Public Health Award

Ramy El-Diwany, a fifth-year M.D./Ph.D. student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has won a 2014 Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Physician Professional Advisory Committee for his...
4/9/2014 12:45 PM EDT

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Treatment-Resistant Leukemias

Research in mice and human cell lines has identified an experimental compound dubbed TTT-3002 as potentially one of the most potent drugs available to block genetic mutations in cancer cells blamed for some forms of treatment-resistant leukemia.
4/8/2014 2:10 PM EDT

DNA Modifications Measured in Blood Signal Related Changes in the Brain

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have confirmed suspicions that DNA modifications found in the blood of mice exposed to high levels of stress hormone — and showing signs of anxiety — are directly related to changes found in their brain tissues.
4/8/2014 11:05 AM EDT

News Advisory: Johns Hopkins to Host First National Symposium on Hospital Shootings April 11

Johns Hopkins public health and emergency preparedness experts will host the first national symposium designed to help health care providers and staff better prepare for and react to an “active shooter” in hospitals and other the health care...
4/7/2014 5:30 PM EDT

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Johns Hopkins Expert on E-Cigarettes Available to Answer Questions

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3/11/2014 1:00 PM EDT

Johns Hopkins Heart Disease Prevention Expert Available to Discuss New Guidelines on Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke

11/11/2013 11:00 AM EST

Johns Hopkins Geneticist, First Plaintiff in Myriad Case, Available to Comment on Supreme Court Gene Patenting Decision

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6/13/2013 11:00 AM EDT

Johns Hopkins Expert Available to Speak on Sequestration

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5/22/2013 11:50 AM EDT

Johns Hopkins Medical Experts Available To Comment On Sports Injuries Among Olympians

7/24/2012 11:30 PM EDT

Johns Hopkins Experts Say Psychiatry’s Diagnostic Manual Needs Overhaul

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), long the master reference work in psychiatry, is seriously flawed and needs radical change from its current “field guide” form, according to an essay by two Johns Hopkins...
5/14/2012 4:00 PM EDT

Contagion: Reminder That Public Health System Must be Prepared for Lethal Disease Outbreak

Infectious disease and disaster preparedness experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine say the premise of the soon-to-be-released Hollywood movie Contagion, in which a lethal airborne virus spreads quickly around the globe, is realistic and should serve as...
9/8/2011 9:55 AM EDT

Flu Experts at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Johns Hopkins has a wide range of experts available for interviews and comments about seasonal flu, H1N1, emergency preparedness, infection control, flu transmission in children, vaccine safety, flu treatment, public health ethics, flu in cancer...
9/29/2010 9:00 AM EDT

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