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Novel Drug Combo Improves Function of Cystic Fibrosis Protein

A novel two-drug combination has the potential to target and restore a defective protein underlying cystic fibrosis (CF), according to two phase III clinical trials conducted at 187 medical centers around the world, including Johns Hopkins.
20-May-2015 4:10 PM EDT

Pilot Clinical Trial Finds Injected Immune Cells Safe in Multiple Myeloma Patients

In a report on what is believed to be the first small clinical trial of its kind, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have safely used immune cells grown from patients’ own bone marrow to treat multiple myeloma, a cancer...
19-May-2015 5:50 PM EDT

Molecule Designed to Treat Lung Cancer Shows Promising Results in Mice

A multidisciplinary team led by Johns Hopkins researcher Venu Raman, Ph.D., with notable contributions from Guus Bol, Farhad Vesuna and Phuoc Tran of Johns Hopkins, has identified a new therapy for lung cancer, the most common cancer worldwide.
19-May-2015 5:20 PM EDT

Text Messages Can Help Boost Teen Birth Control Compliance

Sending teen girls periodic text messages reminding them to follow through on their clinic appointments for periodic birth control injections can go a long way toward improving timing and adherence to contraception in an age group that is...
18-May-2015 12:35 PM EDT

Agriculture, Declining Mobility Drove Humans' Shift to Lighter Bones


Modern lifestyles have made our bones lighter weight than our hunter-gatherer ancestors. A study of the bones of hundreds of humans who lived during the past 33,000 years in Europe finds the rise of agriculture and a corresponding fall in mobility...
13-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Targeted, High-Dose Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Appears to Benefit Some Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

Two studies from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers add to preliminary evidence that high-dose radiation treatment, called stereotactic body radiotherapy, appears to be safe and as effective as standard radiation treatment for certain...
18-May-2015 1:40 PM EDT

Men with Asthma Less Likely to Develop Lethal Prostate Cancer

In what they are calling a surprising finding in a large study of men who completed questionnaires and allowed scientists to review their medical records, Johns Hopkins researchers report that men with a history of asthma were less likely than those...
13-May-2015 6:20 PM EDT

First U.S. Center to Study Lyme Disease Launched at Johns Hopkins Medicine

Fundamental research into the causes and cures of post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome now has its first home base at a major U.S. medical research center with the launch of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center.
13-May-2015 5:50 PM EDT

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