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Amoeba Biology Reveals Potential Treatment Target for Lung Disease

In a series of experiments that began with amoebas — single-celled organisms that extend podlike appendages to move around — Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they have identified a genetic pathway that could be activated to help sweep out...
13-Apr-2021 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Lifetime Monitoring Following Infant Cardiac Surgery May Reduce Future Hypertension Risk

In a medical records study covering thousands of children, a U.S.-Canadian team led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine concludes that while surgery to correct congenital heart disease (CHD) within 10 years after birth may restore young hearts...
13-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Medicine Establishes Center Thanks to Gift from Merkin Family Foundation to Seek Better Understanding, Treatment of Damaging Nerve Disorder

Thanks to a gift from the Merkin Family Foundation, Johns Hopkins Medicine today announced plans for a new virtual center to study peripheral neuropathy, a debilitating nerve disorder that affects some 20 million people in the United States. The...
7-Apr-2021 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Medicine Expert Creates Comprehensive Guide to New Diabetes Drugs

New medicines for people who have diabetes seem to pop up all the time. Drugs that help the body break down carbohydrates, drugs that increase excretion of glucose in the urine, drugs that help muscles respond to insulin and drugs that stimulate the...
7-Apr-2021 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Story Tips from Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19

Coping with childhood anxiety amid returning to the classroom; new global tracker measures pandemic's impact on education worldwide; Covid-19 drives innovation and evolution in patient care...
7-Apr-2021 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Medicine Receives $16 Million Gift

Donation to support clinical scientists with precision medicine and vision researchPhilip Van Horn Gerdine. Credit: Pierce Harman Photography
7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Software Package Enables Deeper Understanding of Cancer Immune Responses

Researchers at the Bloomberg Kimmel Institute for Caner Immunotherapy at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed DeepTCR, a software package that employs deep-learning algorithms to analyze T-cell receptor (TCR) sequencing data. T-cell...
5-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas...
31-Mar-2021 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Story Tips from Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19

One year ago, then 65-year-old Miriam Clark developed a fever, lost her appetite and had no energy. She and her daughter, Tye Clark, the administrative services manager of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Division of Hospital...
24-Mar-2021 11:00 AM EDT

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Raising Awareness During Diabetes Awareness Month– Adult and Pediatric Diabetes Experts Available

More than 34 million people in the U.S, or 10.5% of the population, have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And as many as 7 million more Americans have the disease and don’t know it. Diabetes is the...
5-Nov-2020 8:00 AM EST

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Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19

Story tips from Johns Hopkins Medicine experts on Covid-19
25-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT

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Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19

The following are various story ideas regarding the COVID-19 illness. To interview experts in these tips or others at Johns Hopkins, contact [email protected]
7-Apr-2020 8:00 AM EDT

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COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins

31-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EDT

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Intermittent Fasting: Live ‘Fast,’ Live longer?

26-Dec-2019 8:00 AM EST

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December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

4-Dec-2019 10:15 AM EST

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Johns Hopkins Experts Available in Observance of World AIDS Day

26-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST

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