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Master Gene Regulatory Pathway Revealed as Key Target for Therapy of Aggressive Pediatric Brain Cancer

Working with cells taken from children with a very rare but ferocious form of brain cancer, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists have identified a genetic pathway that acts as a master regulator of thousands of other genes and may spur...
23-Feb-2015 4:10 PM EST

Hair Sample Tests Reveal Underreported Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Among Preemies with Lung Disease

Public health experts have long known that tobacco smoke exposure (TSE) can be harmful for children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a lung disease that often accompanies premature birth.
23-Feb-2015 3:55 PM EST

Competition Among Physicians and Retail Clinics Drive Higher Antiobiotic Prescribing Rate, Particularly in Wealthy Zip Codes


Competition among doctors’ offices, urgent care centers and retail medical clinics in wealthy areas of the U.S. often leads to an increase in the number of antibiotic prescriptions written per person, a team led by Johns Hopkins researchers has...
23-Feb-2015 2:30 PM EST

Researcher at Johns Hopkins Helps to Lead Discovery on Efficacy and Safety of Eylea, Lucentis and Avastin for Treating Patients with Diabetic Macular Edema

A researcher from Johns Hopkins Medicine helped lead colleagues from across the country in a government-sponsored study by the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network to discover that three drugs ― Eylea, Avastin and Lucentis ― used to...
19-Feb-2015 3:55 PM EST

Proteins Pull Together as Cells Divide


Like a surgeon separating conjoined twins, cells have to be careful to get everything just right when they divide in two. Otherwise, the resulting daughter cells could be hobbled, particularly if they end up with too many or two few chromosomes....
18-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

Broca’s Area Is the Brain’s Scriptwriter, Shaping Speech, Study Finds


What is happening in the brain of an actor reciting Hamlet’s “to be or not to be” soliloquy or of the person next to you at lunch saying, “Please pass the salt”? For 150 years, scientists have known that a brain region called Broca’s...
17-Feb-2015 4:10 PM EST

Johns Hopkins and CDC Prepare Emergency Department Staff to Care for Patients with Infectious Diseases

Four Web-based training modules developed by Johns Hopkins Medicine for emergency department personnel who treat patients with infectious diseases are now available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
16-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

Under Pressure

Just as human relationships are a two-way street, fusion between cells requires two active partners: one to send protrusions into its neighbor, and one to hold its ground and help complete the process. Researchers have now found that one way the...
13-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

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