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Schizophrenia-Associated Gene Variation Affects Brain Cell Development

Johns Hopkins researchers have made an important step toward understanding what physically happens in the developing brain that puts people at risk of schizophrenia. They have begun to connect the dots between a schizophrenia-linked genetic variation and its effect on the developing brain. As they reported July 3 in the journal Cell Stem Cell, their experiments show […]

Johns Hopkins Study Charts Path for Successful Academic ACOs

Strong leadership, reliable health care coordination and first-rate information technology are key for academic medical centers seeking to establish successful accountable care organizations, according to a Johns Hopkins study published in the journal Academic Medicine this week.

Justin Bieber is saving lives!

The bad boy “Boyfriend” crooner’s deep bangs may actually prevent skin cancer, doctors at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Dermatology revealed in a just-published research paper.

Schizophrenia-Associated 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 Stem Cell, their experiments show that the loss of a particular gene alters the skeletons of developing brain cells, which in turn disrupts the orderly layers those cells would normally form.

Johns Hopkins Medicine Senior Vice President for Human Resources Honored as Champion of Change

Johns Hopkins Medicine Senior Vice President for Human Resources Pamela Paulk was recognized at the White House on Monday as a Champion of Change for her work and advocacy in the hiring of ex-offenders.

Ben Carson: Abortion in America Is a 'Heathen' Human Sacrifice

Last Week on DoveTV, retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon and conservative commentator Ben Carson told host Perry Atkinson that abortion in America is like "heathen" ancient civilizations who practicing human sacrifice. "It's interesting,...Show More Summary

Cellular gates for sodium and calcium controlled by common element of ancient origin

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have spotted a strong family trait in two distant relatives: The channels that permit entry of sodium and calcium ions into cells turn out to share similar means for regulating ion intake, they say. Both types of channels are critical to life. Show More Summary

Efforts to Cut Unnecessary Blood Testing Bring Major Decreases in Health Care Spending

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center used two relatively simple tactics to significantly reduce the number of unnecessary blood tests to assess symptoms of heart attack and chest pain and to achieve a large decrease in patient charges.

Alcohol use disorders linked to decreased 'work trajectory'

July 1, 2014 - John D. Meyer, MD, MPH, of Icahn-Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, and Miriam Mutambudzi, PhD, MPH, of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, studied the relationship between occupation and AUDs in workers followed up from early adulthood to middle age. Show More Summary

19th century math tactic gets a makeover -- and yields answers up to 200 times faster

A relic from long before the age of supercomputers, the 169-year-old math strategy called the Jacobi iterative method is widely dismissed today as too slow to be useful. But thanks to a curious, numbers-savvy Johns Hopkins engineering student and his professor, it may soon get a new lease on life. read more

Jon Hopkins - Abandon Window (Moderat Remix)

Sounds like: The Field, John Talabot, DJ Koze Song: Jon Hopkins - Abandon Window (Moderat Remix) What's so good? Well, this is exciting (to put it mildly). I've started writing this review before listening to the song a whole time through, but I can tell you that it's an outstanding track. Show More Summary

Deploying Midwives in Poorest Nations Could Avert Millions of Maternal and Newborn Deaths

A modest increase in the number of skilled midwives in the world's poorest nations could save the lives of a substantial number of women and their babies, according to new analyses by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

New anti-homosexuality laws threaten health as well as liberties

"The right of all persons to choose whom they love must remain a fundamental of international discourse and law" writes Chris Beyrer of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health in an Essay in this week's PLOS Medicine. He notes that without this right both freedoms and lives will be lost. read more

Protons Power Protein Portal to Push Zinc Out of Cells

Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University report they have deciphered the inner workings of a protein called YiiP that prevents the lethal buildup of zinc inside bacteria. They say understanding YiiP's movements will help in the design...Show More Summary

8 essential tips for physician entrepreneurs

While there are many creative people who go into medicine, the challenge of turning experience into innovation can be stifling. My classmates at Johns Hopkins, fellow residents at Harvard, and peers came from a wide variety of backgrounds. But medical school, internship, and residency don’t afford students much time to tinker around. Continue reading... […]

Fight-or-flight chemical prepares cells to shift brain from subdued to alert

A new study from The Johns Hopkins University shows that the brain cells surrounding a mouse's neurons do much more than fill space. According to the researchers, the cells, called astrocytes because of their star-shaped appearance,Show More Summary

Vaccine 'Reprograms' Pancreatic Cancers to Respond to Immunotherapy

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed and tested a vaccine that triggered the growth of immune cell nodules within pancreatic tumors, essentially reprogramming these intractable cancers and potentially making them vulnerable to immune-based therapies.

Former Johns Hopkins head psychiatrist: ‘transgender surgery isn’t the solution’

by Dustin Siggins NEW YORK -- The former psychiatrist-in-chief of Johns Hopkins Hospital is continuing his decades-long fight against transgender surgery as a solution to what he calls "a disorder of 'assumption.'" In a June 12 Wall Street Journal op-ed, Dr. Paul McHugh wrote that "policy makers and the media…

Choosy Teen Drinkers Choose Bud Light

Stay Platinum, Bud Light. Boston University and Johns Hopkins researchers surveyed a thousand 13- to 20-year-old kids about their blackout drink of choice only to discover that many youngsters either have latent taste buds or a weirdly premature sense of brand loyalty. Show More Summary

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