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The Carson Conundrum

[caption id="attachment_240095" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Dr. Benjamin Carson, director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, speaks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, March 16, 2013. Show More Summary

The Shockingly High Value of Volunteers

If volunteers were a country, they would be the 9th largest. A report from Johns Hopkins shows that 140 million people volunteer annually. If that was a country (let's call it Volunteer Land), it would be just behind Russia in terms of population. The value of all these volunteers is pretty staggering... Show More Summary

Research in Mice Shows Potential Value of Common Antidepressant in Stroke Victims Too Sick for Immediate Rehab

Working with mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins have added to evidence that a commonly prescribed antidepressant called fluoxetine helps stroke victims improve movement and coordination, and possibly why.

MouthLab’s ‘tricorder’-style device could analyze your vital signs in real time

A tricorder-style medical device from Johns Hopkins promises to change the way we gather and evaluate vital signs indicators.

Want To Lose Weight? Find A Great Doctor

Having a good relationship with your doctor could be key to weight loss, according to a new study. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University interviewed 347 obesity patients who had spent two years working with health coaches and were supervised by their primary care physicians. Show More Summary

iPhone and Apple Watch reportedly being used in ResearchKit study on epilepsy

The sensors on the iPhone and Apple Watch could be used in an upcoming study that might someday help people who experience epileptic seizures. A new report says that Johns Hopkins University and Thread Research will begin conducting a ResearchKit study on epilepsy with Apple's products. Show More Summary

Johns Hopkins taps Apple Watch, ResearchKit for upcoming epilepsy study with eye on seizure prediction

Johns Hopkins University, in partnership with developer Thread Research, plans to harness Apple Watch and iPhone sensors to power an ambitious ResearchKit study on epilepsy that could one day lead to an accurate method of predicting seizures.

A Postcard from–

My Johns Hopkins colleague Hollis Robbins (director of the JHU Center for Africana Studies and chair of the humanities department at the Peabody Institute)  recently wrote an article for The Chronicle of Higher Education’s The Chronicle Review that dovetailed with some of the thinking I was… Continue reading ?

MouthLab: A Tricorder for Rapid Medical Assessments

At Johns Hopkins University a team of clinicians headed by Gene Fridman, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, has developed a device that can help EMTs, doctors, nurses,...Show More Summary

Researchers Thwart Cancer Cells By Triggering 'Virus Alert'

Working with human cancer cell lines and mice, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and elsewhere have found a way to trigger a type of immune system "virus alert" that may one day boost cancer patients' response to immunotherapy drugs. Show More Summary

Jammed Up Cellular Highways May Initiate Dementia and ALS

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered some of the first steps in how a very common gene mutation causes the brain damage associated with both amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

First-Ever Comprehensive Study of Genetic Risks for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in African-Americans

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, along with colleagues at Emory University and Cedars-Sinai, have published in the journal Gastroenterology the first major, in-depth analysis of genetic risk factors of inflammatory bowel disease in African-Americans.

Less May Be More in Slowing Cholera Epidemics

An oral cholera vaccine that is in short supply could treat more people and save more lives in crisis situations, if one dose were dispensed instead of the recommended two, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

Have We Reached Peak Internet Annoyance Yet?

I have some horrible news about the search for ALS cures: The breakthrough research unravels the mystery about a protein called TDP-43....In a study of the protein in mice cells....Johns Hopkins scientists detail how TDP-43 — which is...Show More Summary

Study Documents Extent of Unexpected Sexual Consequences for Young Women Who Drink Alcohol

In-depth interviews conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine of 20 young women attending an urban sexually transmitted disease clinic have documented a variety of unexpected, unintended sexual encounters linked to their alcohol use before sex occurs.

Learn Why Symmetry Is at the Heart of Physics In Less Than 3 Minutes

Got time for a quick particle physics lesson? Dr. David Kaplan from John Hopkins University narrated this short video in Quanta Magazine explaining why symmetry in the natural world is so important to physicists. Of course, “symmetry”...Show More Summary

For Pluto 'Truthers,' the New Horizons Mission Is Only the Latest Lie

For nine long years, scientists at NASA, Johns Hopkins University and the Southwest Research Institute waited for their piano-sized New Horizons space probe to pass by Pluto. It finally reached the dwarf planet last month and beamed photos back to Earth from billions of miles away. Show More Summary

A New Paint Made From Glass Reflects the Sun To Cool Down Cars and Homes

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The sun’s harsh rays don’t just turn metal surfaces into flying pans, they can also accelerate deterioration and corrosion, and make it harder to keep structures cool. So researchers at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory created a new type of paint made of glass that reflects those rays away. Read more...

Johns Hopkins Researchers Sound Off on the Dangers of Hospital Consolidation

In a commentary published in the Aug. 13 issue of JAMA, Johns Hopkins experts say consolidation of hospitals into massive chains threatens healthy competition, reduces patient choice and could drive up medical expenses.

Richard S. Ross dies at 91; doctor examined President Nixon amid Watergate inquiry

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Dr. Richard S. Ross, a Johns Hopkins University cardiologist who helped examine former President Nixon to determine his ability to testify during the Watergate investigation, has died at his home in Baltimore. He was 91.

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