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A Day With Machiavelli In Exile

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Johns Hopkins classicist Christopher Celenza looks at a letter Machiavelli wrote to a close friend describing his daily life in the country, not long after he was banned from Florence, during the period in which he wrote the first part of The Prince.

Despite Broad Awareness, Only Half of Doctors Surveyed Use Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

In a new survey, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that physicians report relatively high awareness of state databases that track drug prescriptions but more than one-fifth indicated they were not aware of their state's program at all.

Johns Hopkins Researchers Identify Key to Tuberculosis Resistance

The cascade of events leading to bacterial infection and the immune response is mostly understood. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the immune response to the bacteria that causes tuberculosis have remained a mystery -- until now. Show More Summary

The Ecology of What We Write

[Savage Minds is pleased to publish this essay by Anand Pandian as part of our Writers’ Workshop series. Anand teaches anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. His books include Reel World: An Anthropology of Creation (Duke University...Show More Summary

Medical News Today: New treadmill performance test 'predicts long-term risk of death from all causes'

Current exercise-based tests to predict risk of death involve EKGs and other variables. A new algorithm developed by Johns Hopkins cardiologists simply requires a treadmill.

Treadmill Performance Predicts Mortality

Analyzing data from 58,000 heart stress tests, Johns Hopkins cardiologists report they have developed a formula that estimates one's risk of dying over a decade based on a person's ability to exercise on a treadmill at an increasing speed and incline.

Slate Voice: “Russia Gets Religion”

“Russia Gets Religion” was originally published in Slate on Nov. 11, 2014. Joshua Keating wrote the piece while traveling in Russia on a religion reporting fellowship from the International Reporting Project at Johns Hopkins. You can read more about Josh’s trip on his blog, The World. For info on how to subscribe to the Slate Plus podcast feed, go here.

The Emerging Markets Housing Bubble

Co-authored by Alessandro Rebucci, assistant professor of economics at The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. In some parts of the emerging world, housing markets have grown well ahead of income in recent years according to the IMF Global Housing Watch. Show More Summary

A Tweak to Fat Metabolism May Prevent Heart Disease

Molecular inhibitor represents new treatment target for drugs to halt atherosclerosis Working with mice and rabbits, Johns Hopkins scientists have found a way to block abnormal cholesterol production, transport and breakdown, successfully...Show More Summary

New Genetic Link to Schizophrenia Discovered

Gene Variation Affects Brain Cell Development Johns Hopkins researchers have begun to connect the dots between a schizophrenia-linked genetic variation and its effect on the developing brain. As they report July 3 in the journal Cell...Show More Summary

Competition among physicians and retail clinics in wealthy areas drive up antibiotic prescribing rate

Competition among doctors' offices, urgent care centers and retail medical clinics in wealthy areas of the U.S. often leads to an increase in the number of antibiotic prescriptions written per person, a team led by Johns Hopkins researchers...Show More Summary

Tiny Robot Grippers Dissolve Away In Your Body Once Their Job Is Done

As robots get small enough to easily swim around inside the human body, they will soon be used to perform medical procedures all from within a patient. And researchers at Johns Hopkins University are making such an idea even more plausible...Show More Summary

Tiny Robot Grippers Dissolve Away in Your Body Once Their Job Is Done

As robots get small enough to easily swim around inside the human body, they'll soon be used to perform medical procedures all from within a patient. And researchers at Johns Hopkins University are making such an idea even more plausible...Show More Summary

Tiny robotic hand-like grippers dissolve in the body after performing task

Creating swarms of soft, robotic hands that can safely dissolve within a living body once they've performed surgical procedures or delivered drugs just got a step closer thanks to work done by John Hopkins University scientists. They've...Show More Summary

Today's Cyborg News

John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory One of the things that bugged me about the movie "Avatar" (I know, I know) was the idea that 150 years in the future, someone who had suffered a spinal injury would be rolling around in a wheelchair, and getting him new legs would be so expensive that only some people would be able to afford it. Show More Summary

Food and MS: Cause or Effect?

A new, rather small study has me wondering even more about the cause-and-effect aspects of multiple sclerosis research findings. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore tested a small number of women, 27 with MS and 30 without. They started out studying vitamin D in relation to MS. What they found was that not only did the [...]

A Closer Look at the Body’s Master Clock

Researchers Pinpoint Protein Crucial For Development Of Biological Rhythms In Mice Johns Hopkins researchers report that they have identified a protein essential to the formation of the tiny brain region in mice that coordinates sleep-wake...Show More Summary

Researcher at Johns Hopkins Helps Led Discovery on Efficacy and Safety of Eylea, Lucentis and Avastin for Treating Patients with Diabetic Macular Edema

A researcher from Johns Hopkins Medicine helped lead colleagues from across the country in a government-sponsored study by the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network to discover that three drugs ? Eylea, Avastin and Lucentis ? used to treat diabetic macular edema are all effective. Show More Summary

Scans May Predicts if Stroke Patients Benefit from Clot Treatment

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have developed a technique that can predict — with 95 percent accuracy — which stroke victims will benefit from intravenous, clot-busting drugs and which will suffer dangerous and potentially lethal...Show More Summary

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