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Study Shows Experimental Drug Can Encourage Bone Growth in Children with Dwarfism

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia and seven other medical institutions report that an experimental drug called vosoritide, which interferes with certain proteins that block bone growth,...
18-Jun-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Out of Many Ovarian Precancerous Lesions, One Becomes Cancer

In a novel study of cancer genetics using fallopian tube tissue from 15 women, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have found evidence that the most common and lethal type of ovarian cancer arises not from a uniform group...
17-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study: One-Fifth Of U.S. Surgeons Still ‘Overusing’ Riskier Procedure to Create Kidney Dialysis Access

Long-term hemodialysis is a lifesaver for approximately half a million patients in the United States with kidney failure (also known as end-stage renal disease, or ESRD) who are either waiting on or unsuitable for a kidney transplant. But before the...
13-Jun-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Implanted Drug ‘Reservoir’ Safely Reduces Injections for People with Macular Degeneration

In a clinical trial of 220 people with “wet” age-related macular degeneration, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers, collaborators from many sites across the country, and Genentech in South San Francisco have added to evidence that using a new...
13-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Five Star’ Hospitals Often Provide Fewer Services Than Other Hospitals, New Data Suggests

If you’re looking for a top-notch hospital with a wide range of services, narrowing your list to hospitals with a five-star patient experience rating might lead you astray. Many five-star hospitals offer fewer services than those without five...
12-Jun-2019 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Education, Intelligence May Protect Cognition, but Don’t Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

In a search for clues to what may delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists report that smarter, more educated people aren’t protected from the disease, but do get a cognitive “head start” that may keep their...
11-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How to Improve Care for Patients with Disabilities? We Need More Providers Like Them

It is common for patients to prefer seeking care from a clinician similar to them — such as of the same gender, ethnicity and culture — who can relate to their experiences and make treatment plans that work better for their lives. To meet these...
10-Jun-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Newly Discovered Immune Cell Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say mysterious, previously unseen “X cell” may be cause of type 1 diabetes
30-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Media Alert: Precision Medicine Symposium oo Feature Experts From Across The Nation

Johns Hopkins inHealth, Johns Hopkins Medicine’s precision medicine effort to tailor health care to the needs of individual patients, is convening nearly two dozen experts from across the nation for a one-day research symposium that will explore...
29-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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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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