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Chemical Derived from Broccoli Sprouts Shows Promise in Treating Autism

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Results of a small clinical trial suggest that a chemical derived from broccoli sprouts — and best known for claims that it can help prevent certain cancers — may ease classic behavioral symptoms in those with autism spectrum disorders.
8-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Johns Hopkins Medicine Announces Healthy Beverage Initiative

Johns Hopkins Medicine announces the start of its Healthy Beverage Initiative, a program designed to ensure that beverages containing relatively low levels of sugar are more readily available in the hospital cafeterias, vending machines and retail...
10-Oct-2014 2:40 PM EDT

Mouse Version of an Autism Spectrum Disorder Improves When Diet Includes a Synthetic Oil

When young mice with the rodent equivalent of a rare autism spectrum disorder, called Rett syndrome, were fed a diet supplemented with the synthetic oil triheptanoin, they lived longer than mice on regular diets. Importantly, their physical and...
6-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Cellular “Power Grid” Failure Triggers Abnormal Heart Rhythms After a Heart Attack

Heart attack survivors often experience dangerous heart rhythm disturbances during treatment designed to restore blood flow to the injured heart muscle, a common and confounding complication of an otherwise lifesaving intervention. Now a duo of...
8-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Two-Day Drug Regimen Enough to Control Severe Immune Disease After Some Bone Marrow Transplants

Johns Hopkins and other cancer researchers report that a very short course of a chemotherapy drug, called cyclophosphamide, not only can prevent a life-threatening immune response in some bone marrow transplant recipients, but also can eliminate...
7-Oct-2014 6:10 PM EDT

Researchers Find Link Between Tobacco Use and Viral Infection That Causes Oral Cancers

Johns Hopkins scientists have shown a strong association between tobacco use or exposure and infection with oral human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16), the sexually transmitted virus responsible for mouth and throat cancers worldwide. The numbers of...
3-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

'Unsung' Cells Double the Benefits of a New Osteoporosis Drug

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Experiments in mice with a bone disorder similar to that in women after menopause show that a scientifically overlooked group of cells are likely crucial to the process of bone loss caused by the disorder. Their discovery not only raises the...
2-Oct-2014 2:30 PM EDT

Drug Treats Inherited Form Of Intellectual Disability In Mice

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Studying mice with a genetic change similar to what is found in Kabuki syndrome, a inherited disease of humans, Johns Hopkins researchers report they have used an anticancer drug to “open up” DNA and improve mental function.
1-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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