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MRI Based on a Sugar Molecule Can Tell Cancerous from Noncancerous Cells

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Imaging tests like mammograms or CT scans can detect tumors, but figuring out whether a growth is or isn’t cancer usually requires a biopsy to study cells directly. Now results of a Johns Hopkins study suggest that MRI could one day make biopsies...
25-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

New Autism-Causing Genetic Variant Identified

Using a novel approach that homes in on rare families severely affected by autism, a Johns Hopkins-led team of researchers has identified a new genetic cause of the disease. The rare genetic variant offers important insights into the root causes of...
23-Mar-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Use of Minimally Invasive Surgery Could Lower Health Care Costs by Hundreds of Millions a Year

A new analysis of surgical outcomes nationwide concludes that more use of minimally invasive surgery for certain common procedures can dramatically reduce post-operative complications and shave hundreds of millions of dollars off the nation’s...
23-Mar-2015 1:10 PM EDT

Lung Transplant Patients in the UK Fare Better Than Publicly Insured Americans

Publicly insured Americans who undergo lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis fare markedly worse in the long run than both publicly insured patients in the United Kingdom and privately insured Americans, according to the results of a study...
19-Mar-2015 3:55 PM EDT

Renowned Intestinal Surgeon to Join Johns Hopkins Children's Center

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Distinguished pediatric surgeon Samuel M. Alaish, M.D., will join the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center to co-lead its newly formed Center for Intestinal Rehab and Cure Using Science (CIRCUS).
23-Mar-2015 1:25 PM EDT

Streamlined 'Military' Work Flow Means More Patient Appointments and Fewer Return Visits

Both patients and physicians may benefit from a “work flow” system developed at military medical facilities and tested at a Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center clinic, according to results of an efficiency study.
19-Mar-2015 4:10 PM EDT

Why People with Diabetes Can’t Buy Generic Insulin

A generic version of insulin, the lifesaving diabetes drug used by 6 million people in the United States, has never been available in this country because drug companies have made incremental improvements that kept insulin under patent from 1923 to...
13-Mar-2015 11:20 AM EDT

Johns Hopkins Researchers Identify 'Missing Culprit' in Heart Failure

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Working with lab animals and human heart cells, scientists from Johns Hopkins and other institutions have identified what they describe as “the long-sought culprit” in the mystery behind a cell-signaling breakdown that triggers heart failure.
16-Mar-2015 2:15 PM EDT

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