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Washington Policymakers Dislike "Ordinary Americans"

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's not exactly breaking news that Americans don't hold their government in very high regard. And now, with the release of a new study conducted by Johns Hopkins University, we can confirm that the feeling is mutual. Read more...

Americans don’t care for Washington. New research suggests the feeling is mutual.

It's accepted wisdom that Americans don't hold Washington in high regard. Now, new research from political scientists at John Hopkins University shows that the feeling is mutual. Approval ratings of Congress hover near record lows, and the other branches of federal government aren't looking too hot either. When asked about the most vexing problem facing the country […]

Connecting the Lab and the Clinic in Regenerative Medicine

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

An interview with the director of the Translational Tissue Engineering Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine can be found at the Methuselah Foundation blog: We named it the Translational Tissue Engineering Center because...Show More Summary

New Non-Invasive Technique Could Revolutionize the Imaging of Metastatic Cancer

In preclinical animal models of metastatic prostate cancer, scientists at VCU Massey Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions have developed a new molecular imaging approach that could revolutionize doctors' ability to see tumors that have metastasized to other sites in the body, including the bones.

Hey1 and Hey2 ensure inner ear 'hair cells' are made at the right time, in the right place

Two Johns Hopkins neuroscientists have discovered the "molecular brakes" that time the generation of important cells in the inner ear cochleas of mice. These "hair cells" translate sound waves into electrical signals that are carried to the brain and are interpreted as sounds. Show More Summary

A call for “new rules” for internet-based research

The John Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics put out a press release today, announcing the pre-release of an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science: In Wake of Uproar Over Facebook’s Emotional Manipulation Study, Bioethics Scholars Say New Rules Are a “Moral Imperative” It’s not actually news, many would agree, but good […]

Patients waiting too long to see doctor? Try 'just-in-time' management methods, researchers urge

Using a pain clinic as a testing ground, researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown that a management process first popularized by Toyota in Japan can substantially reduce patient wait times and possibly improve the teaching of interns and residents. In a report on the pilot study, published online Sept. Show More Summary

Researchers develop improved means of detecting mismatched DNA

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified a highly sensitive means of analyzing very tiny amounts of DNA. The discovery, they say, could increase the ability of forensic scientists to match genetic material in some criminal investigations. Show More Summary

When rulers can't understand the ruled

Johns Hopkins University political scientists wanted to know if America's unelected officials have enough in common with the people they govern to understand them. The answer: Not really. read more

Delay in age of walking can herald muscular dystrophy in boys with cognitive delays

The timing of a toddler's first steps is an important developmental milestone, but a slight delay in walking is typically not a cause of concern by itself. Now a duo of Johns Hopkins researchers has found that when walking and cognitive...Show More Summary

Ash trip

Bloomberg News reports on an intriguing study out of Johns Hopkins University (the beneficiary of more than $1 billion from one Michael Bloomberg): Scientists say you can kick one of the deadliest of drugs by ingesting one of the trippiest.

Multi-Institutional Research Team Measures Multiple Morbidities

A collaborative study by researchers from Mayo Clinic, Olmsted Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University has measured multimorbidity -- multiple diseases or medical conditions co-occurring in a single patient -- and has determinedShow More Summary

Tripping on Shrooms May Help You Quit Smoking, Study Says

On forums like Erowid, people have been writing about quitting smoking after tripping on mushrooms for years. A new study from Johns Hopkins University shows science may back up those claims. Read more...

So you want to hack Apple Pay?

A decade ago, a group of Johns Hopkins University grad students tried to hack one of the first commercially popular Near Field Communication payment systems – the kind of technology at the heart of Apple’s new mobile payment system. It took a few thousand dollars in gear and a few months of work. But the […]

So you want to hack Apple Pay?

A decade ago, a group of Johns Hopkins University grad students tried to hack one of the first commercially popular Near Field Communication payment systems – the kind of technology at the heart of Apple’s new mobile payment system. It took a few thousand dollars in gear and a few months of work. But the […]

A New Way to Look at Diabetes and Heart Risk

People with diabetes who appear otherwise healthy may have a six-fold higher risk of developing heart failure regardless of their cholesterol levels, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

Johns Hopkins Remodels Patient Safety

In a new effort to eliminate harm and reinforce a culture of caring in healthcare, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing faculty members Ellen Ray, DNP, MS, RN, CNM, Cynthia Foronda, PhD, RN, CNE, and Brigit Van Graafeiland, DNP, CNRP, have been chosen to serve in the third cohort of the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Academy.

Sickle Cell Disease Patients Are Less Likely to Follow Physician Recommendations When They Perceive Discrimination, Study Finds

A Johns Hopkins Sickle Cell Disease researcher and patient led a study of other Sickle Cell patients and the connection between their adherence to medical advice and their perceived discrimination by the healthcare system.

Ebola & Ethics Panel at Johns Hopkins - Live Stream Monday, September 8, 12:15 PM

Experts at Johns Hopkins will discuss the ethical issues of the Ebola response thus far, and an ethical path forward as the crisis deepens.

Former Patients of Gynecologist Who Secretly Recorded Them not Happy with Settlement

Some 8,000 former patients of a gynecologist who secretly recorded their exams aren't happy with the slice of the $190 million settlement that was reached with Johns Hopkins hospital.

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