Fruit fly windpipes are much more like human blood vessels than the entryway to human lungs. To create that intricate network, fly embryonic cells must sprout "fingers" and crawl into place. Now researchers at The Johns Hopkins University...Show More Summary
Before the fluid of the middle ear drains and sound waves penetrate for the first time, the inner ear cells of newborn rodents practice for their big debut. Researchers at Johns Hopkins report they have figured out the molecular chain...Show More Summary
A new analysis led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that while most U.S. health insurance plans deny benefits to transgender men and women for medical care necessary to transition to the opposite sex, paying for sex reassignment surgery and hormones is actually cost-effective. read more
This month, a five-year-old child with a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis (TB) finally beat the infection after three-years of care by a team of specialists at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, one of the best pediatric facilities anywhere.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced that Johns Hopkins University's Kevin Hemker, Ph.D., of the Whiting School of Engineering; Michael Matunis, Ph.D., and Alan Scott, Ph.D., of the Bloomberg School...Show More Summary
New Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research finds that blood taken from children up to the age of five contains molecular evidence about whether their mothers smoked during pregnancy. read more
Former co-workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where Ben Carson had plenty of admirers during his more than three decades as a pediatric neurosurgeon, were hesitant to offer an unambiguously ringing endorsement.
Health experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine are calling on lawmakers and regulators to close loopholes in the Orphan Drug Act they claim give drug companies millions of dollars in unintended and misplaced subsidies and tax breaks and fuel skyrocketing medication costs. read more
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found a link between higher levels of a specific kind of air pollution in major urban areas and an increase in cardiovascular-related hospitalizations such as for heart attacks in people 65 and older. read more
Although the vast majority of pediatric spine surgeries are safe, a handful of neuromuscular conditions seem to fuel the risk of cardiac arrest during such operations, according to research led by investigators at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. read more
In a "look-back" analysis of data stored on 130 patients with pancreatic cysts, scientists at Johns Hopkins have used gene-based tests and a fixed set of clinical criteria to more accurately distinguish precancerous cysts from those less likely to do harm. Show More Summary
In a randomized clinical trial of more than 300 participants, researchers from Johns Hopkins and elsewhere have found that ranibizumab -- a drug most commonly used to treat retinal swelling in people with diabetes -- is an effective alternative to laser therapy for treating the most severe, potentially blinding form of diabetic retinal disease. Show More Summary
Johns Hopkins doctors reveal how they successfully treated a 2-year-old American child with a rare form of drug-resistant tuberculosis, though it was not without its challenges.
A group of experts, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, today issued recommendations aimed at stemming the prescription opioid epidemic, a crisis that kills an average of 44 people a day in the U.S.
Public-health leaders from Johns Hopkins University say doctors often prescribe opioids excessively.
The Poems of T.S. Eliot: The Annotated Text (Johns Hopkins University Press), edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue, is the book of the day at The Guardian. “Volume one contains 346 pages of poems to 965 of commentary. In the second volume, notes follow text on a poem-by-poem basis, but their combined 290 pages […]
Johns Hopkins Children's Center specialists report they have successfully treated and put in remission a 2-year-old, now age 5, with a highly virulent form of tuberculosis known as XDR TB, or extensively drug-resistant TB. The case, researchers say, provides the first detailed account of a young child in the United States diagnosed and treated for XDR TB. read more
In The Washington Post. Excerpt:Their mother would later tell reporters that they came home with the hope, instilled in them by the Johns Hopkins surgeons, that the boys might soon begin crawling, and then hit other milestones.... It soon became apparent, though, that the boys were hopelessly delayed, according to a 1993 interview with the Revue. Show More Summary
Using nine years of data from Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Gregor Aisch and Josh Keller at The New York Times have explored how gun traffickers and other criminals get around state firearms laws through flourishing underground gun smuggling operations. Show More Summary
Johns Hopkins researchers report that a new study of mouse cells has revealed reasons why attempts to grow stem cells to maturity in the laboratory often fail, and provided a possible way to overcome such "developmental arrest." Their findings, described in the Nov. Show More Summary