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Beef Jerky and Other Processed Meats Associated with Manic Episodes

An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates—chemicals used to cure meats such as beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat snacks—may contribute to mania, an abnormal mood...
16-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


$26.5 Million Grant to Fund First Large-Scale Study of African-American Men with Prostate Cancer

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center will participate in a $26.5 million effort to conduct the first large-scale, multi-institutional study on African-American men with prostate cancer to better understand why they are at higher risk for developing...
17-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Majority of Older Adults with Probable Dementia Are Likely Unaware They Have It, Study Suggests

A Johns Hopkins Medicine analysis of information gathered for an ongoing and federally sponsored study of aging and disability adds to evidence that a substantial majority of older adults with probable dementia in the United States have never been...
17-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists Create Nano-Size Packets of Genetic Code Aimed at Brain Cancer ‘Seed’ Cells

In a “proof of concept” study, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have successfully delivered nano-size packets of genetic code called microRNAs to treat human brain tumors implanted in mice. The contents of the super-small containers...
12-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


ACA Credited with Earlier Diagnosis of Gynecologic Cancers in Young Women

The gains in insurance coverage with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) have already translated into improved health for young women with gynecologic cancers, who are getting diagnosed at earlier stages of their disease because of...
11-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Research Update: Cellular “Garbage Disposal” Has Another Job

Johns Hopkins researchers have found that the cellular “garbage disposal,” known to scientists as proteasomes, may not only be responsible for the removal of cellular waste, but actually work on some of the most important proteins to neuronal...
10-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Under Pressure: The Surgeon’s Conundrum in Decision Making

In a small study based on conversations with 20 hospital-based surgeons, Johns Hopkins researchers say they found that most report feeling pressure to operate under severe emergency situations, even when they believe the patients would not benefit.
9-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Mid- to Late-Life Increases in Marker of Chronic Inflammation Tied to Dementia

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have added to evidence that rising and chronic inflammation as measured by a biomarker in the blood in middle and late age are linked to visible structural changes in the brains of people with poor cognition and dementia.
2-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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