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Johns Hopkins Is First and Only Center in the United States Approved for HIV-Positive to HIV-Positive Organ Transplants

Johns Hopkins recently received approval from the United Network for Organ Sharing to be the first hospital in the U.S. to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants. The institution will be the first in the nation to do an HIV-positive...
9-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Study Identifies Possible Marker for Recurring HPV-Linked Oropharyngeal Cancers

A look-back analysis of HPV infection antibodies in patients treated for oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers linked to HPV infection suggests at least one of the antibodies could be useful in identifying those at risk for a recurrence of the...
5-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

David McConkey Named Director of Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute

David J. McConkey, Ph.D., has been appointed director of the Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute, whose members include experts from the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, and the...
2-Feb-2016 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cancer Cells Travel Together to Forge ‘Successful’ Metastases

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There’s apparently safety in numbers, even for cancer cells. New research in mice suggests that cancer cells rarely form metastatic tumors on their own, preferring to travel in groups since collaboration seems to increase their collective chances...
28-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Higher Fitness Linked to Reduced Risk of Death After First Heart Attack

Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the Henry Ford Health System report evidence that higher levels of physical fitness may not only reduce risk of heart attacks and death from all causes, but also possibly improve the chances of survival after a first...
27-Jan-2016 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

'Pop Quiz' Could Help Predict Sexually Transmitted Infections in Young Women

Researchers at Johns Hopkins say an online “pop quiz” they developed in 2009 shows promising accuracy in predicting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in young women, although not, apparently, in young men.
20-Jan-2016 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Insect Growth Regulator Wears a Second Hat: Infection Fighter

During an animal’s embryonic development, a chemical chain reaction known as Hippo directs organs to grow to just the right size and no larger. Now Johns Hopkins researchers working with laboratory flies report that this signaling pathway also...
25-Jan-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Want to Learn a New Skill? Faster? Change Up Your Practice Sessions

When practicing and learning a new skill, making slight changes during repeat practice sessions may help people master the skill faster than practicing the task in precisely the same way, Johns Hopkins researchers report.
25-Jan-2016 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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