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Key Acid-Activated Protein Channel Identified

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered a long-sought protein, the proton-activated chloride channel (PAC), that is activated in acidic environments and could protect against the tissue-damaging effects of stroke, heart attack, cancer and...
20-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Research Suggests Revision to Common View on How Retinal Cells in Mammals Process Light

Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say that new experiments with mouse eye tissues strongly suggest that a longstanding “textbook concept” about the way a mammal’s retina processes light needs a rewrite.
16-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hopkins-Led Team Finds Biomarkers to Diagnose Serious Kidney Allergic Reaction

A team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers says it has identified two protein biomarkers in urine that may one day be used to better diagnose acute interstitial nephritis (AIN), an underdiagnosed but treatable kidney disorder that impairs...
13-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Feeling Healthy: A Good Start, But Not Always A Good Indicator of Heart Disease Risk

Most people feel they have a general idea of how healthy they are based on their diet and exercise regimen and how often they get sick. But a new study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers adds to evidence that how healthy people think they are...
15-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Membrane Madness: The Ins and Outs of Moving Materials Through the Cell

The cell membrane is a fatty layer that forms a border between the inside of the cell, its various structures and the outside world. Embedded in these layers of fat, like tiles in a mosaic, are proteins that allow the cell to communicate with its...
15-May-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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On The Way to Fighting Staph Infections With The Body’s Immune System

Researchers have gained a greater understanding of the biology of staphylococcus skin infections in mice and how the mouse immune system mobilizes to fight them. A study appears this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the...
15-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Johns Hopkins Researchers Find Widely “Inconsistent” Use of Antibodies in Lab Experiments

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Center say they have affirmed widespread inconsistencies in the use of a common laboratory procedure called immunohistochemical staining, and say the variations are making many laboratory experiments...
15-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Brain Changes Linked With Alzheimer’s Years Before Symptoms Appear

**Note to journalists: Michael Miller, Ph.D., will discuss this research at the Johns Hopkins Science Writers’ Boot Camp on June 10 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Learn more and register for the free, daylong immersion in topics...
14-May-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Media Advisory: Colon Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins Looks at Your Gut, Your Genetics

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death and the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States, but it is preventable. While more than 90 percent of new cases occur in people 50 or older, more cases are being diagnosed at...
12-Mar-2019 11:00 AM EDT

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Distinguishing Child Polio-Like Illness from Similar Diseases

30-Nov-2018 11:00 AM EST

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Doctors Urge the CDC to Create a Firearm Injury Prevention Task Force

28-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST

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Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Speak in Observance of World AIDS Day

27-Nov-2018 12:00 PM EST

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Johns Hopkins expert available to comment on falls and Ruth Bader Ginsburg

8-Nov-2018 10:15 AM EST

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Estimated 1.9 Million Vapers in U.S. and Growing

18-Oct-2018 3:30 PM EDT

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Polio-Like Illness Outbreak in Children, Expert Available

12-Oct-2018 5:00 AM EDT

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Johns Hopkins Surgeons Available to Discuss Tina Turner and Kidney Transplants

9-Oct-2018 10:00 AM EDT

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