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Some Astronauts at Risk for Cognitive Impairment, Animal Studies Suggest

Johns Hopkins scientists report that rats exposed to high-energy particles, simulating conditions astronauts would face on a long-term deep space mission, show lapses in attention and slower reaction times, even when the radiation exposure is in...
4/23/2014 12:15 PM EDT

Johns Hopkins Scientists Alter Fat Metabolism in Animals to Prevent Most Common Type of Heart Disease

Working with mice and rabbits, Johns Hopkins scientists have found a way to block abnormal cholesterol production, transport and breakdown, successfully preventing the development of atherosclerosis, the main cause of heart attacks and strokes and...
4/22/2014 11:00 AM EDT

Chronic Inflammation Linked to 'High-Grade' Prostate Cancer

Men who show signs of chronic inflammation in non-cancerous prostate tissue may have nearly twice the risk of actually having prostate cancer than those with no inflammation, according to results of a new study led by researchers from the Johns...
4/17/2014 12:05 PM EDT

Surprise: Lost Stem Cells Naturally Replaced By Non-Stem Cells, Fly Research Suggests

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered an unexpected phenomenon in the organs that produce sperm in fruit flies: When a certain kind of stem cell is killed off experimentally, another group of non-stem cells can come out of retirement to replace...
4/16/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Immune System Research May Help Doctors Predict Who Gets Long-Term Complications From Lyme Disease

A team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins and Stanford University researchers has laid the groundwork for understanding how variations in immune responses to Lyme disease can contribute to the many different outcomes of this bacterial infection seen...
4/14/2014 12:00 PM EDT

The Color of Poop: Stool Guide, Mobile App to Speed Up Diagnoses of Life-Threatening Liver Condition in Newborns

Fecal color and consistency are well-known markers of digestive health in both children and adults, but paying attention to a newborn’s shade of poop can be a decided lifesaver in babies born with the rare, liver-ravaging disorder biliary atresia,...
4/16/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Experimental Blood Test Spots Recurrent Breast Cancers and Monitors Response to Treatment

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center investigators report they have designed a blood test that accurately detects the presence of advanced breast cancer and also holds promise for precisely monitoring response to cancer treatment.
4/14/2014 3:50 PM EDT

Enzyme Revealed as Promising Target to Treat Asthma and Cancer

In experiments with mice, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists have identified an enzyme involved in the regulation of immune system T cells that could be a useful target in treating asthma and boosting the effects of certain cancer...
4/10/2014 2:10 PM EDT

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Johns Hopkins Expert on E-Cigarettes Available to Answer Questions


3/11/2014 1:00 PM EDT

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

11/11/2013 11:00 AM EST

Johns Hopkins Geneticist, First Plaintiff in Myriad Case, Available to Comment on Supreme Court Gene Patenting Decision


6/13/2013 11:00 AM EDT

Johns Hopkins Expert Available to Speak on Sequestration


5/22/2013 11:50 AM EDT

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

7/24/2012 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...
5/14/2012 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...
9/8/2011 9:55 AM EDT

Flu Experts at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Johns Hopkins has a wide range of experts available for interviews and comments about seasonal flu, H1N1, emergency preparedness, infection control, flu transmission in children, vaccine safety, flu treatment, public health ethics, flu in cancer...
9/29/2010 9:00 AM EDT

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