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


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


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'


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

Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute Awards First Research Grants

A urine-based test for early detection and monitoring of bladder cancer and a plan to develop nanoparticles to deliver chemotherapy drugs to bladder tissue are among the first round of projects awarded research grants by the Johns Hopkins Greenberg...
13-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST

How Adult Fly Testes Keep From Changing Into Ovaries

New research in flies shows how cells in adult reproductive organs maintain their sexual identity. The study, published online on Nov. 13 in Developmental Cell, also identified a mutation that can switch the cells’ sexual identity. The findings...
7-Nov-2014 5:00 PM EST

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