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Scientists Identify New ‘Regulatory’ Function of Learning and Memory Gene Common to All Mammalian Brain Cells

Johns Hopkins Medicine neuroscientists say they have found a new function for the SYNGAP1 gene, a DNA sequence that controls memory and learning in mammals, including mice and humans.
23-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Chances Are You Know Someone with a Rare Disease

The leap year day, Feb. 29, occurs only once every four years, and each year around this time comes a global effort to recognize rare diseases. Some 30 million people in the U.S. — 10% of the population — have a rare disease, and Johns Hopkins...
28-Feb-2024 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Immunotherapy Combination May Benefit Patients with Transplanted Kidneys and Advanced Skin Cancers

People who have had a kidney transplant are at high risk for developing skin cancers. New research directed by investigators from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center is exploring the best combination of treatments to target skin cancers while...
28-Feb-2024 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Transcription Factor Plays Pivotal Role in Right-Sided Colon Cancers

The colon is often thought of as one organ, but the right and left parts of the colon have different molecular features in cancers. New research in mice from investigators at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center demonstrates that these regions...
27-Feb-2024 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Study Led by Johns Hopkins Medicine Finds Injectable Drug Used to Treat Asthma and Other Allergic Conditions May Limit Reactions in People with Multiple Food Allergies

A study led by Johns Hopkins Children’s Center shows omalizumab — an injectable, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medication for treating asthma and other allergic conditions — substantially reduced potentially life-threatening...
21-Feb-2024 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Immune Cell Receptor Provides Promising Immunotherapy Target

Drugs that target a receptor on immune cells called activin receptor 1C may combat tumor-induced immune suppression and help patients’ immune systems fight back against cancer, according to a study by investigators at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel...
22-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Age-Related Changes in Fibroblast Cells Promote Pancreatic Cancer Growth and Spread

Older people may be at greater risk of developing pancreatic cancer and have poorer prognoses because of age-related changes in cells in the pancreas called fibroblasts, according to research led by investigators from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer...
20-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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3-Month-Old Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Patient Has a Lot of Heart After Lifesaving Surgery

Beau Turfle is all smiles, says his family. But even at 3 months old, he’s already overcome a life-threatening heart concern.
15-Feb-2024 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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How to Have a Safe and Healthy Holiday Season — Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Experts Are Available to Offer Advice for Families

Johns Hopkins physicians can offer expert advice on how to have a healthy and safe holiday season.
4-Dec-2023 11:05 AM EST

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News Tip: Johns Hopkins Medicine Experts Available for Interviews on Winter Respiratory Illnesses and Vaccines

The United States’ respiratory virus season — which typically lasts from October to April — is making its annual return. The flu, COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection and other respiratory illnesses tend to circulate more in...
17-Oct-2023 10:00 AM EDT

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How to Have a Safe and Healthy Halloween — Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Experts Are Available to Offer Advice for Families

Halloween is a special and spooky time of the year filled with costumes, candy and trick-or-treating. As families prepare to celebrate, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center experts are available for interviews on a variety of topics and tips to help...
11-Oct-2023 9:00 AM EDT

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Johns Hopkins Medicine Experts Promote Awareness of Health Care Needs for Dwarfism Community

Johns Hopkins Medicine experts lead the longest-running clinic for people with dwarfism and other skeletal conditions. Started in the late 1950s, the clinic, now called the Kathryn and Alan C.
9-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT

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