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Large Study Reveals New Genetic Variants That Raise Risk for Prostate Cancer

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

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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 Develop Improved Means Of Detecting Mismatched DNA

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

Preclinical Study Adds to Cancer-Fighting Promise of Combined Immunotherapy-Radiation Treatment

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

Delay in Age of Walking Can Herald Muscular Dystrophy in Boys with Cognitive Delays

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

Report Outlines ‘Must-Have’ Sexual Health Services for Men

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...
9-Sep-2014 2:00 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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