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HIV Lessons From the Mississippi Baby

The news in July that HIV had returned in a Mississippi toddler after a two-year treatment-free remission dashed the hopes of clinicians, HIV researchers and the public at large tantalized by the possibility of a cure. But a new commentary by two...
26-Aug-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Dosage of HIV Drug May Be Ineffective for Half of African-Americans

Many African-Americans may not be getting effective doses of the HIV drug maraviroc because they are more likely than European-Americans to inherit functional copies of a protein that speeds the removal of the drug from the body.
27-Aug-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Biologists Reprogram Skin Cells to Mimic Rare Disease

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Stem cell biologists have reprogrammed skin cells from patients with a rare genetic disorder, called familial dysautonomia, into neural crest cells that mimic and display many biological features of the disease. The research expedites the creation...
19-Aug-2014 11:30 AM EDT

Some Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Affect More Than Their Targets

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Researchers have discovered that three commonly used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, alter the activity of enzymes within cell membranes. Their finding suggests that, if taken at higher-than-approved doses and/or for long periods of...
19-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Regular Blood Transfusions Can Stave Off Repeat Strokes in Children With Sickle Cell Disease

Monthly blood transfusions can substantially reduce the risk of recurrent strokes in children with sickle cell disease (SCD) who have already suffered a silent stroke, according to the results of an international study by investigators at the Johns...
15-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Regular Blood Transfusions Can Stave Off Repeat Strokes in Children with Sickle Cell Disease

Monthly blood transfusions can substantially reduce the risk of recurrent strokes in children with sickle cell disease (SCD) who have already suffered a silent stroke, according to the results of an international study by investigators at the Johns...
20-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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

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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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