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LevelCheck aims to prevent surgical error during spine surgery.
New Research May Improve Outlook for Ovarian Cancer
Breakthrough could improve mortality and preserve fertility.
Dropping Seasonal Allergies
Allergy drops may be a less painful alternative for people who are unable to comply with allergy...
Patients who come to Johns Hopkins for epilepsy surgery sometimes require a prequel to their...
The human body has many natural barriers intended to prevent microorganisms, diseases, and toxins...
Vertebral Augmentation for Spinal Fractures Offers Greater Patient Survival and Overall Cost Savings
A study of 69,000 Medicare patient records led by Johns Hopkins researchers shows that people with...
Tumor-suppressor Protein Gives Up Its Secrets: Discovery promises new targets for cancer drug design
Genetic mutations aren’t the only thing that can keep a protein called PTEN from doing its tumor-...
Tissue Engineers Report Knee Cartilage Repair Success With New Biomaterial
In a small study, researchers reported increased healthy tissue growth after surgical repair of...
Need Steroids? Maybe Not for Lower Back Pain
New research from Johns Hopkins suggests that it may not be the steroids in spinal shots that...
Blood Pressure Drugs Shown to Decrease Risk of Alzheimer's Disease Dementia
A Johns Hopkins-led analysis of data previously gathered on more than 3,000 elderly Americans...
Using Fat to Fight Brain Cancer
In laboratory studies, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have found that stem cells from a patient...
Researchers Reveal Genetic Glitch at the Root of Allergies
Newly published research by investigators at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and the Johns Hopkins...
New Molecular Marker Predicts Patients Most Likely to Benefit From Some Cancer Drugs
Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a molecular marker called “Mig 6” that appears to...
Gene Found To Foster Synapse Formation In The Brain
Researchers at Johns Hopkins say they have found that a gene already implicated in human speech...
Potential for Added Medical Benefits Uncovered for Widely Used Breast Cancer Drug
Exemestane, a synthetic steroid drug widely prescribed to fight breast cancers that thrive on...
Statin Medications May Prevent Dementia and Memory Loss With Longer Use, While Not Posing Any Short-Term Cognition Problems
A review of dozens of studies on the use of statin medications to prevent heart attacks shows that...
Researchers Ferret Out Function Of Autism Gene
Researchers say it’s clear that some cases of autism are hereditary, but have struggled to draw...
Scientists at Johns Hopkins Get Half-Million Dollar Gift to Develop Genome-Based Test for Cancer
An anonymous donor has given $500,000 to conduct large-scale clinical trials and laboratory...
Scientists Use Genome Sequencing to Prove Herbal Remedy Causes Upper Urinary Tract Cancers
Genomic sequencing experts at Johns Hopkins partnered with pharmacologists at Stony Brook...
Warburton Family Foundation Gift Establishes Fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Johns Hopkins
The Warburton Family Foundation, based in Hudson, Ohio, has donated $1 million to the James...
Johns Hopkins Researchers Find Promising Therapeutic Target for Hard-To-Treat Brain Tumor
Johns Hopkins researchers say they have found a specific protein in nearly 100 percent of high-...
On the Path to Curing Brain Cancer
Johns Hopkins Researchers Erase Human Brain Tumor Cells in Mice
Johns Hopkins Research May Improve Early Detection of Dementia
Using scores obtained from cognitive tests, Johns Hopkins researchers think they have developed a...
Boning Up on Bone Loss
Thomas Clemens, director of research in Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, is using...
In Arm's Reach
With extensive rehabilitation, a new, cutting-edge bionic arm offers patients unprecedented...
Osteoarthritis Progression Halted in Mice
Finding holds potential for avoiding joint replacement surgery.
To Know or Not to Know? The Genetic Testing Decision
With the vast array of testing now available, genetic counselors are key to helping us navigate our...
Unraveling the Brain Chemistry of Food Addiction
Most people don’t get fat from eating broccoli and oatmeal. Instead, it’s the fast food, cheese...
Winning the Battle Within
The field of autoimmunity is complicated and fast-moving, but innovations are changing the way we...
‘Individualized’ Therapy for the Brain Targets Specific Gene Mutations Causing Dementia and ALS
Johns Hopkins scientists have developed new drugs that — at least in a laboratory dish — appear to...
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