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Esteemed Surgeon-Scientist Named Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief at Johns Hopkins

Internationally renowned pediatric surgeon and scientist David Hackam, M.D., Ph.D., will become the new pediatric surgeon-in-chief at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
18-Aug-2014 4:10 PM EDT

Media Advisory: Hopkins Bioethicist Defends Treatment of American Ebola Patients

Public health ethics expert Nancy Kass defends the unique treatment given to the two Americans who contracted the Ebola virus and cautions against rapid, widespread dissemination of experimental treatments.
18-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Stem Cells Reveal How Illness-Linked Genetic Variation Affects Neurons

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A genetic variation linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression wreaks havoc on connections among neurons in the developing brain, a team of researchers reports. The study, led by Guo-li Ming, M.D., Ph.D., and Hongjun Song,...
15-Aug-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Food Allergies More Widespread Among Inner-City Children

Already known for their higher-than-usual risk of asthma and environmental allergies, young inner-city children appear to suffer disproportionately from food allergies as well, according to results of a study led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins...
14-Aug-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Food Allergies More Widespread Among Inner-City Children

Already known for their higher-than-usual risk of asthma and environmental allergies, young inner-city children appear to suffer disproportionately from food allergies as well, according to results of a study led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins...
14-Aug-2014 5:20 PM EDT

Memories of Errors Foster Faster Learning

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Using a deceptively simple set of experiments, researchers at Johns Hopkins have learned why people learn an identical or similar task faster the second, third and subsequent time around. The reason: They are aided not only by memories of how to...
12-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Injected Bacteria Shrink Tumors in Rats, Dogs and Humans

A modified version of the Clostridium novyi (C. novyi-NT) bacterium can produce a strong and precisely targeted anti-tumor response in rats, dogs and now humans, according to a new report from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers.
11-Aug-2014 1:15 PM EDT

Expert Panel Concludes Neurostimulation Can Be Life-Changing Therapy for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain, which persists despite the fact that an injury has healed, can last for many months or years and may affect up to 15 percent of the adult population at any point in time. While it is a condition in its own right, it can be a component...
12-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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Robin Williams' Illness: Parkinson's Disease Expert From Johns Hopkins Available for Interviews

15-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Johns Hopkins Expert on E-Cigarettes Available to Answer Questions

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11-Mar-2014 1:00 PM EDT

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

11-Nov-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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13-Jun-2013 11:00 AM EDT

Johns Hopkins Expert Available to Speak on Sequestration

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22-May-2013 11:50 AM EDT

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

24-Jul-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...
14-May-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...
8-Sep-2011 9:55 AM EDT

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