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Octopuses Given Mood Drug ‘Ecstasy’ Reveal Genetic Link to Evolution of Social Behaviors in Humans

By studying the genome of a kind of octopus not known for its friendliness toward its peers, then testing its behavioral reaction to a popular mood-altering drug called MDMA or “ecstasy,” scientists say they have found preliminary evidence of an...
18-Sep-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Study at Johns Hopkins Hospital Leads To Changes in Reporting Patient Safety Concerns

Study at Johns Hopkins Hospital Leads To Changes in Reporting Patient Safety Concerns 09/20/2018 AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to EmailShare to PrintShare to More Credit: iStock In a case study published...
20-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Johns Hopkins and Cleveland Clinic Team Up to Participate in $20 Million Award to Study Sugar Molecules

$20 million will fund four academic centers to launch the National Career Development Consortium for Excellence in Glycosciences Training
19-Sep-2018 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Shots Fired: Gunshot Victims Require Much More Blood and Are More Likely to Die Than Other Trauma Patients

In a new analysis of data submitted to Maryland’s state trauma registry from 2005 to 2017, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers found that gunshot victims are approximately five times more likely to require blood transfusions, they require 10 times...
17-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


3D Virtual Simulation Gets to the ‘Heart’ of Irregular Heartbeats

In a proof of concept study, scientists at Johns Hopkins report they have successfully performed 3D personalized virtual simulations of the heart to accurately identify where cardiac specialists should electrically destroy cardiac tissue to stop...
12-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cool Tools for Scientists: Scientists Suit Up With Virtual Reality Goggles to Study the Human Body

Researchers view cells for hearing in 3D using virtual reality
6-Sep-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Failing Immune System ‘Brakes’ Help Explain Type 1 Diabetes in Mice

Immune reactions are usually a good thing--the body's way of eliminating harmful bacteria and other pathogens.
29-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Restless Legs Syndrome Brain Stimulation Study Supports Motor Cortex ‘Excitability’ as A Cause

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say new experiments using magnetic pulse brain stimulation on people with moderate to severe restless legs syndrome (RLS) have added to evidence that the condition is due to excitability and hyperarousal in the...
29-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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