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Hepatitis C Cured in Co-Infected HIV Patients

A multicenter team of researchers report that in a phase III clinical trial, a combination drug therapy cures chronic hepatitis C in the majority of patients co-infected with both HIV and hepatitis C.
18-Jul-2014 10:30 AM EDT

Live Kidney Donors Face ‘Pointless’ Insurance Troubles

Healthy living kidney donors often face pointless post-donation hurdles when seeking or changing health or life insurance, according to results of a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers.
15-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Molecular ‘Eat Now’ Signal Makes Cells Devour Dying Neighbors


A team of researchers has devised a Pac-Man-style power pellet that gets normally mild-mannered cells to gobble up their undesirable neighbors. The development may point the way to therapies that enlist patients’ own cells to better fend off...
9-Jul-2014 10:15 AM EDT

“Game Theory” Model Reveals Vulnerable Moments for Metastatic Cancer Cells’ Energy Production


Cancer’s no game, but researchers at Johns Hopkins are borrowing ideas from evolutionary game theory to learn how cells cooperate within a tumor to gather energy. Their experiments, they say, could identify the ideal time to disrupt metastatic...
15-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

No Anti-Clotting Treatment Needed for Most Kids Undergoing Spine Surgeries

Blood clots occur so rarely in children undergoing spine operations that most patients require nothing more than vigilant monitoring after surgery and should be spared risky and costly anti-clotting medications, according to a new Johns Hopkins...
10-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Potent Spider Toxin 'Electrocutes' German, Not American, Cockroaches


Using spider toxins to study the proteins that let nerve cells send out electrical signals, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have stumbled upon a biological tactic that may offer a new way to protect crops from insect plagues in a safe and...
9-Jul-2014 9:20 AM EDT

Johns Hopkins Study Charts Path for Successful Academic ACOs


Strong leadership, reliable health care coordination and first-rate information technology are key for academic medical centers seeking to establish successful accountable care organizations, according to a Johns Hopkins study published in the...
10-Jul-2014 1:15 PM EDT

Minimally Invasive Surgery Underused at Many US Hospitals


Hospitals across the country vary substantially in their use of minimally invasive surgery, even when evidence shows that for most patients, minimally invasive surgery is superior to open surgery, a new study shows. The finding represents a major...
8-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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Johns Hopkins Expert on E-Cigarettes Available to Answer Questions


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


13-Jun-2013 11:00 AM EDT

Johns Hopkins Expert Available to Speak on Sequestration


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

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...
29-Sep-2010 9:00 AM EDT

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