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Nearly 1 In 5 Tibetan Refugee Schoolchildren Has Tuberculosis Infection, Johns Hopkins Study Finds

In a tuberculosis screening and treatment initiative covering the entire population of Tibetan refugee schoolchildren in northern India, a team directed by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Wisconsin says it has found not...
18-Dec-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Vaccine, Checkpoint Drugs Combination Shows Promise for Pancreatic Cancers

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center discovered a combination of a cancer vaccine with two checkpoint drugs reduced pancreatic cancer tumors in mice, demonstrating a possible pathway for treatment of people with pancreatic cancers...
18-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Split Liver Transplants Could Safely Help Sickest Children

In a review of registry data for more than 5,300 liver transplants performed in children nationwide, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers identify the type of patient who is most likely to survive a split liver transplant—receiving only part of a...
18-Dec-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Study Affirms Geographic Discrimination in Allocating Lungs for Transplant

Results of a medical records study of more than 7,000 patients awaiting a lung transplant in the United States affirm the basis of a court filing in 2017 that called the organ allocation system geographically “rigged” in some regions of the...
17-Dec-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


How Marijuana May Damage Teenage Brains in Study Using Genetically Vulnerable Mice

In a study of adolescent mice with a version of a gene linked to serious human mental illnesses, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have uncovered a possible explanation for how marijuana may damage the brains of some human teens.
17-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Malnutrition Common in Children with Crohn’s Disease Increases Risk For Post-Operative Complications

Results of a medical records study of children with Crohn’s disease by Johns Hopkins researchers have added substantial evidence for a strong and direct link between malnutrition and increased risk of surgical complications and poor outcomes.
17-Dec-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


In Mice, Johns Hopkins Researchers Find the Cause of and Cure for Brain Injury Associated With Gut Condition in Preemies

Using a mouse model of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) — a potentially fatal condition that causes a premature infant’s gut to suddenly die — researchers at Johns Hopkins say they have uncovered the molecular causes of the condition and its...
13-Dec-2018 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Swarming Behavior Discovered in Fish-Dwelling Parasite

Johns Hopkins researchers have observed a previously unrecognized behavior in a single-celled parasite called Spironucleus vortens, which infects ornamental fish such as angelfish: The protozoans swarm.
13-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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