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Why Dark Chocolate Melts in Your Mouth, Not in Your Hand 

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Credit: Will Kirk/Johns Hopkins University. We all know what happens when a chocolate bar sits inside of a backpack on a really hot day: it melts, and even if it resolidifies, it will never quite look the same. But what if you could tailor your chocolate to have a higher melting point? Read more...

Stop Bashing Banks, Please

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of The Johns Hopkins University. Since the Great Recession, politicians have obsessed over bashing banks and bankers. According to Pols of all stripes, bankers caused the 2008-09 crash and ensuing slump. To...Show More Summary

New ‘Mini-Brains’ Could Put Thousands of Lab Animals Out of Work

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Credit: Thomas Hartung/CAAT Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have produced tiny brains made of human neurons and cells. These mini-brains could radically change how drugs are tested, replacing the many animals currently being used for neurological scientific research. Read more...

Researchers create 'mini-brains' in lab to study neurological diseases

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say they have developed tiny "mini-brains" made up of many of the neurons and cells of the human brain -- and even some of its functionality -- and which can be replicated on a large scale. read more

Researchers have discovered a much faster way to learn new skills

If you're trying to improve your golf swing or master that tricky guitar chord progression, here's some good news from researchers at Johns Hopkins University: You may be able to double how quickly you learn skills like these by introducing subtle variations into your practice routine. The received wisdom on learning motor skills goes something like this: […]

An alternative cancer cure testimonial, mistletoe, and Johns Hopkins University

Ever since the beginning of this blog, there’s one topic I’ve explored many, many times, mainly because of its direct relationship to my profession as a cancer surgeon. That topic is, of course, the question of why people fall for alternative medicine cancer “cures.” It started with one of my very earliest posts and continued…

The Hidden World Of Chocolate

19 hours agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

Students at Johns Hopkins University are getting a close up look at chocolate. With a scanning electron microscope, they zoomed in at magnifications of 400 to 5,000 times. YouTube link The Presurfer

Gene signature could lead to a new way of diagnosing Lyme

Researchers at UC San Francisco and Johns Hopkins may have found a new way to diagnose Lyme disease, based on a distinctive gene "signature" they discovered in white blood cells of patients infected with the tick-borne bacteria. Even...Show More Summary

Public health researchers map world's 'chemical landscape'

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have created a map of the world's chemical landscape, a catalogue of 10,000 chemicals for which there is available safety data that they say can predict the toxicity of many of the 90,000 or more other substances in consumer products for which there is no such information. read more

On Hyperinflation Hype

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of The Johns Hopkins University. The Great Recession of 2008-09 brought with it quantitative easing. This, in turn, spawned a cottage industry of books, articles and blog posts about hyperinflation. The burgeoning...Show More Summary

No, Obamacare Didn't Slow Health-Care Spending After Its Passage

Last week, Bradley Herring of Johns Hopkins University and Erin Trish of University of Southern California released a study that confirming that the health-spending slowdown that continued in 2010–13 “can likely be explained by longstanding...Show More Summary

How your brain might be secretly thwarting your New Year's resolutions

The human brain is wired to pay attention to previously pleasing things -- a finding that could help explain why it's hard to break bad habits or stick to New Year's resolutions. In the new issue of Current Biology, Johns Hopkins University...Show More Summary

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The new health 'desert'? Reliable weight loss programs hard to find

A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers concludes that people with medically serious weight problems can rarely find or have access to proven, reliable programs to help them shed pounds. read more

Johns Hopkins Hospital Approves First HIV-Positive Organ Transplant

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Johns Hopkins Hospital announced Monday it would perform the first organ transplant between an HIV-positive donor and recipient.

Johns Hopkins to Perform First H.I.V.-Positive Organ Transplants in U.S.

The hospital said it would become the first in the nation to perform kidney and liver transplants between H.I.V.-positive donors and H.I.V.-positive patients.

It's a Trap! Erdogan Trying to Use Refugee Crisis to Lure NATO Into Mideast

Earlier this week, the German chancellor met with her Turkish counterpart, agreeing on a refugee 'action plan' including plans to use NATO forces to bolster Turkey's coastal borders. Asked for comment, John Hopkins University Turkey expert Gareth Jenkins told Sputnik that he hopes that NATO doesn't give in to Ankara's demands.

Late-Term Abortionist Claims: “I Believe I’m Doing God’s Work”

Last week, on February 3rd, Johns Hopkins University’s Medical Students for Choice hosted Dr. Leroy Carhart at an open invitation dinner event. Dr. Carhart is one of only a handful of late-term abortionists in the country, who by his own admission has committed 80-100K abortions, and hasn’t done a lecture in public for years. Around 6:45PM, a […]

Johns Hopkins becomes first center in country to offer HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Johns Hopkins announced this week that it had received approval from the nation's organ-sharing authority to become the first hospital in the United States to conduct transplants involving HIV-positive donors and HIV-positive recipients.Read full article >>

Johns Hopkins Is First and Only Center in the United States Approved for HIV-Positive to HIV-Positive Organ Transplants

Johns Hopkins recently received approval from the United Network for Organ Sharing to be the first hospital in the U.S. to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants. The institution will be the first in the nation to do an HIV-positive to HIV-positive kidney transplant and the first in the world to execute an HIV-positive to HIV-positive liver transplant.

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