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Small Study Affirms Accuracy of Free Mobile App That Screens for Liver Disease in Newborns

In a small study, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center report they have verified the ability of a free smartphone app to accurately read, interpret and record the color of a newborn's poop as a possible early symptom of biliary atresia (BA) -- a rare disorder that accounts for nearly half of pediatric end-stage liver disease in the United States.

Proof-of-Concept Study Shows Successful Transport of Blood Samples with Small Drones

In a proof-of-concept study at Johns Hopkins, researchers have shown that results of common and routine blood tests are not affected by up to 40 minutes of travel on hobby-sized drones.

Drones Can Be Used to Fly Blood Samples to Remote Medical Clinics

Drones have already delivered medicine, but soon they may also deliver biological specimens. Researchers at John Hopkins Medical University have shown that human blood samples remain stable when airlifted by small drones. The researchers...Show More Summary

Hospital Penalties Based on Total Number of Blood Clots May Be Unfairly Imposed, Study Shows

Johns Hopkins researchers say their review of 128 medical case histories suggests that financial penalties imposed on Maryland hospitals based solely on the total number of patients who suffer blood clots in the lung or leg fail to account for clots that occur despite the consistent and proper use of the best preventive therapies.

New Computer-Based Technology May Lead to Improvements in Facial Transplantation

Following several years of research and collaboration, physicians and engineers at Johns Hopkins and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center say they have developed a computer platform that provides rapid, real-time feedback before and during facial transplant surgery, which may someday improve face-jaw-teeth alignment between donor and recipient.

Johns Hopkins University Sued By Parents Of Alleged Frat House Rape Victim

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The family of a 16-year-old who says she was sexually assaulted at an off-campus fraternity party is suing Johns Hopkins University for $20 million. The lawsuit alleges the teen attended a November 2014 party at the...Show More Summary

Cellphones Seen as Change Agents for Health Among Young, Poor, Urban Women in Need of Care

In a survey of a diverse group of almost 250 young, low-income, inner-city pregnant and postpartum women, Johns Hopkins researchers have learned that more than 90 percent use smartphones or regular cellphones to give and get information.

Poor Diabetes Control Found in Older Americans

Only one in three older Americans have their diabetes under control as measured by guidelines set by the American Diabetes Association, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

Burden of Dengue, Chikungunya in India Far Worse Than Understood

New Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research finds new evidence that an extremely high number of people in southern India are exposed to two mosquito-borne viruses -- dengue and chikungunya.

The first insanely close-up photos of Pluto reveal water on its surface

"We did it." Those were the three words resounding through mission operations center at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laborator last night when NASA received confirmation that their spacecraft, New Horizons, had reached Pluto for the first time in history. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Why are breast cancer survivors prone to weight gain?

In a new study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, breast cancer survivors gained 3.6 lb more weight over 4 years compared with cancer-free women.

High global political stakes require Iran deal to succeed

Vali Nasr, dean of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, talks with Rachel Maddow about politics within the U.S. and also within Iran, and...

New data reveals that Pluto’s heart is broken

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

During a news briefing at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory on Tuesday, NASA scientists revealed what they've gleaned from the latest photos of Pluto. The New Horizons spacecraft was set to make its closest approach of the...Show More Summary

Pluto’s Best Portrait Yet Reveals Complex World, Surface Features

Years of excitement bubbled forth among NASA scientists, administrators and onlookers just before 8 a.m. EDT Tuesday. They were gathered at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, to celebrate a moment...Show More Summary

Enormous crowd drawn to Johns Hopkins to celebrate Pluto mission

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Crowds poured into the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab early Tuesday morning, cheering, waving American flags and celebrating through teary eyes as the New Horizons spacecraft (theoretically) whizzed by Pluto, the last unexplored body in our solar system.Read full article >>

Celebrating the Pluto Flyby

Scientists, engineers and journalists celebrated the culmination of more than nine years of work at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland.

MOOC: "Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis"

Today is opening day for a new Coursera MOOC on the topics of systematic reviews and meta-analysis. The course is from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Here is an overview to the course: Read Course Overview Here

Skin Cancer Marker Plays Critical Role in Tumor Growth

New research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that the protein keratin 17 - the presence of which is used in the lab to detect and stage various types of cancers - is not just a biomarker for the disease, but may play a critical role in tumor growth.

Pluto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m at APL, also known as the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, though I have taken to using the shorthand of “Pluto,” as in, “I’m heading up to Pluto” or “The traffic is pretty gnarly getting to Pluto today.” Check out Rachel Feltman’s Speaking of Science blog for the latest news and images. Pluto […]

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