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Media Advisory: Experts Available to Discuss Historic Cancer Drug Approval

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Today, for the first time, a drug has been FDA-approved for cancer based on disease genetics rather than type. Developed from 30 years of basic research at Johns Hopkins and its Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute, pembroluzimab now can be used for colon,...
23-May-2017 5:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Johns Hopkins Study Shows One of the Deadliest Hospital-Acquired Infections Is Preventable

In a recent paper published online in the journal Critical Care Medicine, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute of Patient Safety and Quality led a study that demonstrated that health care providers can take steps to curb...
22-May-2017 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How the Injured Brain Tells the Body It's Hurt

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Johns Hopkins researchers say they have identified a new way that cells in the brain alert the rest of the body to recruit immune cells when the brain is injured. The work was completed in mouse models that mimic infection, stroke or trauma in...
18-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Gene Therapy for Vision Loss Proven Safe in Humans

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In a small and preliminary clinical trial, Johns Hopkins researchers and their collaborators have shown that an experimental gene therapy that uses viruses to introduce a therapeutic gene into the eye is safe and that it may be effective in...
15-May-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene Sequencing Study Reveals Unusual Mutations in Endometriosis

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Using gene sequencing tools, scientists from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of British Columbia have found a set of genetic mutations in samples from 24 women with benign endometriosis, a painful disorder marked by the growth of uterine...
10-May-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tip Sheet: Johns Hopkins Researchers Present at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting

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What: The annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology When: May 7-11 Where: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD (1 W. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21201)
5-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sugar or Protein? How Fruit Fly Brains Control What They Choose to Eat

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Using fruit flies, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have identified a specific and very small set of brain cells — dubbed dopamine wedge neurons — responsible for driving the insects’ food preferences toward what they need, rather than what...
10-May-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cancer Cells Shown to Co-Opt DNA “Repair Crew”

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In experiments with human colon cancer cells and mice, a team led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have evidence that cancer arises when a normal part of cells' machinery generally used to repair DNA damage is...
4-May-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Experts on Bioethics and Policy Available for Comment

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6-Feb-2017 11:45 AM EST

Johns Hopkins Medicine Orthopaedic Expert Available to Comment on Super Bowl & Football Injuries

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31-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST

Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Expert Available to Speak on Improving Sports Performance with Science, NFL Player Health Factors and the Super Bowl

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26-Jan-2017 3:00 PM EST

Johns Hopkins Expert Available to Speak on New Peanut Allergy Prevention Guidelines

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5-Jan-2017 8:00 AM EST

Keeping the Holidays Healthy

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The holidays are a time for family, fun and happiness. They are usually spent with the ones we love reflecting on the past year and feeling grateful. However, even with all the joy, the holidays can cause quite a large amount of stress. Whether it...
19-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST

@HopkinsMedicine Experts Available to Discuss Role of #Autophagy in Cocaine-Induced Cell Death

4-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT

.@Hopkinsmedicine #Autophagy Expert Available to Speak About Today's #Nobelprize.

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3-Oct-2016 11:10 AM EDT

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8-Aug-2016 11:55 AM EDT

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