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Study Documents Millions in Unused Medical Supplies in U.S. Operating Rooms Each Year


Johns Hopkins surgeons urge salvage of syringes, sutures, gauze, towels to improve care in developing countries.
27-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Blood Vessel Growth in the Brain Relies on a Protein Found in Tumor Blood Vessels

Fourteen years ago, several genes were discovered that are more active in tumor-associated blood vessels than in normal blood vessels. New research now reveals the normal function of one of those genes and suggests it could be a good target for...
27-Oct-2014 12:20 PM EDT

Study Gives New View On How Cells Control What Comes In And Out


A common protein plays a different role than previously thought in the opening and closing of channels that let ions flow in and out of our cells, researchers at Johns Hopkins report. Those channels are critical to life, as having the right...
27-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

How Cells Know Which Way to Go


Amoebas aren’t the only cells that crawl: Movement is crucial to development, wound healing and immune response in animals, not to mention cancer metastasis. In two new studies from Johns Hopkins, researchers answer long-standing questions about...
26-Oct-2014 6:00 AM EDT

CDC Charges Johns Hopkins to Lead Development of Ebola Training Module for Nurses, Physicians and Health Care Workers

Johns Hopkins Medicine has been tasked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lead a group and to design an interactive Web-based learning program that guides health care workers, nurses and physicians through government-approved...
24-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

A Real-Time Tracking System Developed to Monitor Dangerous Bacteria Inside the Body

Combining a PET scanner with a new chemical tracer that selectively tags specific types of bacteria, Johns Hopkins researchers working with mice report they have devised a way to detect and monitor in real time infections with a class of dangerous...
22-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Chemical Derived from Broccoli Sprouts Shows Promise in Treating Autism


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

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