In an analysis of genetic information among more than 87,000 men, a global team of scientists says it has found 23 new genetic variants – common differences in the genetic code -- that increase a man’s risk for prostate cancer. The so-called...
17-Sep-2014 12:50 PM EDT
Proteins Hey1 and Hey2 Ensure that Inner Ear 'Hair Cells' Are Made at the Right Time and in the Right Place
Johns Hopkins neuroscientists have discovered the “molecular brakes” that time the generation of important cells in the inner ear cochleas of mice. These “hair cells” translate sound waves into electrical signals that are carried to the...
16-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT
Patients Waiting Too Long to See the Doctor? Try ‘Just-in-Time’ Management Methods, Researchers Urge
Using a pain clinic as a testing ground, researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown that a management process first popularized by Toyota in Japan can substantially reduce patient wait times and possibly improve the teaching of interns and...
16-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified a highly sensitive means of analyzing very tiny amounts of DNA. The discovery, they say, could increase the ability of forensic scientists to match genetic material in some criminal investigations. It...
16-Sep-2014 10:35 AM EDT
A study in mice implanted with breast and melanoma cancers adds to a growing body of evidence that highly focused radiation – long thought to suppress immunity – can actually help boost the immune system’s fight against cancer when combined...
12-Sep-2014 3:05 PM EDT
The timing of a toddler’s first steps is an important developmental milestone, but a slight delay in walking is typically not a cause of concern by itself. Now a duo of Johns Hopkins researchers has found that when walking and cognitive delays...
15-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT
For Ebola Health Care Workers, How Protective Gear Is Removed Poses Risk of Deadly Exposure, Experts Caution
A team of American infectious disease and critical care experts is alerting colleagues caring for Ebola patients that how they remove their personal protective gear can be just as crucial as wearing it to prevent exposure to the deadly virus.
10-Sep-2014 11:15 AM EDT
Compared with women, American men have worse access to reproductive and sexual health care, research shows, a disparity fueled in part by the lack of standard clinical guidelines on the types and timing of exams, tests and treatments that should be...
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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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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
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...
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