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Noninvasive Liquid Biopsies Rapidly, Accurately Determine Response to Cancer Treatment

Results of two clinical studies have added to evidence that blood-based liquid biopsies can accurately track lung cancer treatment responses by measuring circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) during immunotherapy and related treatments.
13-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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How Viagra Puts A Brake on A Master Growth Regulator to Treat Heart Disease

When normal cells grow, divide or do any job in the body, they do so in response to a whole slew of internal sensors that measure nutrients and energy supply, and environmental cues that inform what happens outside the cell.
12-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Immunotherapy Appears Better Than Chemotherapy for Aggressive Type of Skin Cancer

The first study of the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab as the initial treatment for patients with a rare but aggressive form of skin cancer known as Merkel cell carcinoma reports better responses and longer survival than expected with conventional...
7-Feb-2019 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Mouse Studies Advance Search for New Class of Antidepressants

In experiments with mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report a promising advance in the search for a new class of drugs to treat major depression. A compound developed by the Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery Group targets a chemical in...
7-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New Computer Program Reduces Spine Surgery Errors Linked to “Wrong Level” Labeling

Pilot study shows ‘LevelCheck’ program may prevent operating on wrong spinal segment
6-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Male Sex Hormones Have a Role in Asthma

In what they consider a surprise finding, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have demonstrated a key role for male sex hormone “signaling” in inducing—rather than suppressing—allergic lung inflammation in a mouse model of asthma.
6-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New Scan Technique Reveals Brain Inflammation Associated with Post-Treatment Lyme disease Syndrome

More than 1 in 10 people successfully treated with antibiotics for Lyme disease go on to develop chronic, sometimes debilitating, and poorly understood symptoms of fatigue and brain fog that may last for years after their initial infection has...
5-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Research Pushes Back on Benefits of Compounded Topical Pain Creams

In an effort to reduce chronic pain, many people look for hope by paying $20 to thousands of dollars for a tube of prescription topical pain cream or gel.
5-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


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