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Grading policy change draws protests at Johns Hopkins

Students at Johns Hopkins University are outraged that covered grades will end.

Prosthetic Feet Let Women and Transgender People Wear High Heels

At Johns Hopkins University a team of students are solving first world problems of women who use lower leg prostheses. They’re developing a prosthetic foot that can wear a high heel, letting women go out in style without having to have a bunch of fancy custom made legs. Show More Summary

Students Protest Elimination Of 'Covered' Freshman Year Grades At Johns Hopkins

Baltimore Sun, Grading Policy Change Draws Protests at Johns Hopkins: Plans to end a decades-old policy of concealing the first-semester grades of freshman at the Johns Hopkins University from graduate school admissions officers and future employers are drawing outrage from students. Hopkins has been one of the few schools nationwide...

Eric Holder Makes A Small Crack In The Wall Of Official Hostility Towards Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden speaks via video conference an audience at Johns Hopkins University in February(AP Photo/Juliet Linderman, File) Former Attorney General Eric Holder has made an extraordinary concession: that Edward Snowden did us all a favor by leaking classified surveillance documents. "We can certainly argue about the way in which Snowden [...]

Fixing medical errors is more difficult than you think. Here’s why.

Recently, a paper written by researchers at Johns Hopkins asserted that medical error was the third leading cause of the death in the United States.  This received — as you might imagine — considerable coverage in the media.  The researchers proposed that death certificates should include a qualifier or indicator that medical error was linked […]

Cells Engineered from Muscular Dystrophy Patients Offer Clues to Variations in Symptoms

Johns Hopkins researchers report they have inadvertently found a way to make human muscle cells bearing genetic mutations from people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Study: Unmet Surgical Needs High for World's 60 Million Refugees

New research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that the world's estimated 60 million refugees, displaced from their homes due to conflict, persecution or human rights violations, may need at least 2.78 million surgeries a year, something thought to be very difficult to arrange in the midst of their upheaval.

Johns Hopkins Students Design Prosthetic Foot for High Heels

After losing a leg to injury or disease, women adjusting to life with a prosthetic limb face the same challenges as men, with perhaps one added complication: how to wear high-heels? Students have developed an early version of a potential solution.

Egypt’s Economy, More Trouble Ahead

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. Early last Thursday, EgyptAir 804 disappeared over the Mediterranean, becoming the second civilian airliner in less than seven months to go down while flying either to or from Egypt. Show More Summary

Johns Hopkins medical students will no longer train on live animals

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has abandoned the use of live pigs to train students, joining all but one other U.S. medical school in forgoing a practice that’s long been criticized by animal rights activists who consider it unnecessary in the age of computer simulation. While Johns...

Mouse Study: Triple-Therapy Cocktail Shrinks Triple-Negative Breast Tumors

In a new study using mice and lab-grown human cells, a scientific team led by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers show how a triple-drug cocktail can shrink triple-negative breast cancers by killing off cancer cells and halting new tumor growth.

That Study Making Its Way Around the Web Doesn't Say That Prenatal Vitamins Cause Autism 

Last week, researchers at Johns Hopkins released a study that analyzed the relationship between levels of folate and vitamin B12 in a mother’s system and their children’s risk of autism. The study found that women with heightened levels of both folate and vitamin B12 were 17.6 times more likely to have children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Read more...

Fruit Fly Brains Shed Light on Why We Get Tired When We Stay Up Too Late

Studying fruit flies, whose sleep is remarkably similar to that in people, Johns Hopkins researchers say they've identified brain cells that are responsible for why delaying bedtime creates chronic sleepiness.

Old Antidepressant Offers Promise in Treating Heart Failure

A team of Johns Hopkins and other researchers have found in animal experiments that an antidepressant developed over 40 years ago can blunt and even reverse the muscle enlargement and weakened pumping function associated with heart failure.In a report to be published in the Jan. Show More Summary

NIH Names Johns Hopkins Berman Institute a Center of Excellence For Bioethics Research on Genomics and Infectious Disease

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics will lead a university-wide team looking at the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of applying genomics to research on, and prevention and treatment of, infectious disease, funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Paging Dr. Robot to the operating room, stat

Engineers and surgeons at the Children’s National Medical Center and Johns Hopkins recently disclosed a new robotics machine that could complete surgical tasks on soft tissue. To show how it works, the team programmed the machine to suture together two ends of a pig’s bowel. Show More Summary

Scientists find what might be responsible for slow heart function under general anesthesia

Anesthesia is used every day, but surprisingly little is known about one of its most dangerous side effects--depressed heart function. Now, thanks to a team of Johns Hopkins researchers who published a new research article in The FASEB Journal, this mystery is clarified as they identify which proteins in heart muscle are affected by anesthesia. Show More Summary

Ben Carson Writes About ‘The Cost Of Division,’ Explains Why Conservatives Should Vote For Trump

Dr. Ben Carson is trying to remove doubts about GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. The retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon issued a commentary stating the significance of who should be elected as the next president. In...Show More Summary

Eugene Monroe Donates $80K for Medical Marijuana Research for NFL Players

Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe donated $80,000 toward research by Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania into how cannabinoid therapy affects NFL players, per Clifton Brown of CSN Mid-Atlantic. The...Show More Summary

3D Virtual Heart to Predict Sudden Death Risk of Real One – Researchers

A group of researchers from Johns Hopkins University has developed a 3D virtual heart model to help doctors to find out whether a patient faces the risk of a life-threatening arrhythmia and needs an invasive defibrillator implant.

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