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Researchers Thwart Cancer Cells By Triggering ‘Virus Alert’

Working with human cancer cell lines and mice, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and elsewhere have found a way to trigger a type of immune system “virus alert” that may one day boost cancer patients’ response to...
25-Aug-2015 4:30 PM EDT

Jammed Up Cellular Highways May Initiate Dementia and ALS

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Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered some of the first steps in how a very common gene mutation causes the brain damage associated with both amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
24-Aug-2015 1:30 PM EDT

Common ‘Heart Attack’ Blood Test May Predict Future Hypertension

Analysis of blood samples from more than 5,000 people suggests that a more sensitive version of a blood test long used to verify heart muscle damage from heart attacks could also identify people on their way to developing hypertension well before...
26-Aug-2015 12:30 PM EDT

First-Ever Comprehensive Study of Genetic Risks for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in African-Americans

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, along with colleagues at Emory University and Cedars-Sinai, have published in the journal Gastroenterology the first major, in-depth analysis of genetic risk factors of inflammatory...
25-Aug-2015 4:20 PM EDT

MouthLab: Patients' Vital Signs Are Just a Breath Away

Engineers and physicians at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have developed a hand-held, battery-powered device that quickly picks up vital signs from a patient’s lips and fingertip.
24-Aug-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Physician Support Key to Successful Weight Loss, Study Shows

A review of survey data from more than 300 obese people who participated in a federally funded weight loss clinical trial found that although the overall weight loss rates were modest, those who rated their primary care doctor’s support as...
21-Aug-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Study Documents Extent of Unexpected Sexual Consequences for Young Women Who Drink Alcohol

In-depth interviews conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine of 20 young women attending an urban sexually transmitted disease clinic have documented a variety of unexpected, unintended sexual encounters linked to...
20-Aug-2015 3:40 PM EDT

Clamshell-Shaped Protein Puts the ‘Jump’ in ‘Jumping Genes’

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Scientists report they have deciphered the structure and unusual shape of a bacterial protein that prepares segments of DNA for the insertion of so-called jumping genes. The clamshell shape, they say, has never before been seen in a protein but...
19-Aug-2015 4:40 PM EDT

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